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PreC01-F
F
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Finding Funding & Support for Rich Digital Learning Environments
Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $110
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Explore strategies to find funding and support for the rich digital learning environment you envision for your classroom, school or district. Bring your ideas and dreams to this session. Get started on finding and winning the support you need to make your dream come true. Rita will be your expert guide on where to look for grants, providing secrets to submitting a successful grant proposal -- and what to do when you win one! She also demystifies grant budgeting and highlight program evaluation, two crucial elements that can make or break a proposal. You will draft several commonly used sections of a grant proposal and get feedback to improve them and explore crowdfunding sites and see some of the benefits (and challenges) of this kind of funding. Discover foundations that may be close to home but rarely publicized, "who must give away money for tax purposes". Leave this workshop with ideas of places and ways to find funding, sometimes using strategies that are easier and perhaps faster than grants. During her time as edtech director in Miami, FL, the nation's fourth largest school district, Rita wrote and received several multimillion-dollar grants to help fund her visions. Since then, she has taught a graduate course in grant writing for edtech at Barry University and has been a popular speaker in the edweb.net community of Education Funding. She has helped schools and districts win grants from $500 to $1.9 million.
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended. Ability to create spreadsheets and a word processor. Because of the complexity of some of the content, a phone is NOT recommended for viewing information from a few of the government and foundation websites..
Software needed: Microsoft Office or equivalent with word processor and spreadsheet, browser, and ability to read documents in .pdf format..
T3-13
Webster
1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
Social Emotional Learning: Where to Find It, How to Fund It
Rita Oates, Oates Associates, and Kirsten Williams, Campton Elementary School, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates that states measure at least one nonacademic indicator of school success. This could be school climate, how safe students feel at school, the prevalence of fights, suicidal thoughts, or other measures. SEL (social emotional learning) might not be core content, but it's the core of all content. New research indicates that school-based interventions to promote social and emotional skills have large--and long-term--positive impacts: an average of $11 for every dollar invested, according to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Another study finds that when SEL skills increase, there is more classroom time for academics, and students achieve more. Panelists share some data on social emotional learning, ideas of how to measure it, where to place it in the curriculum, and how technology is a contributor in this area. In addition, ideas for funding it will be discussed. For those who may be unfamiliar with this area, some background from organizations such as CASEL, Edutopia, and The Wallace Foundation is provided. Digital tools can be part of the assessment, the instruction, monitoring, and more.
Th1-13
Webster
8:00 am - 8:50 am
The Whole Child: Social Emotional Learning with Coding & Digital Skills
Rita Oates

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5

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The Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning (CASEL) recommends that social emotional learning skills be embedded within curriculum rather than taught in isolation. When students have better social and emotional skills, there is more opportunity for academic achievement -- and less time spent on classroom management. Parents are requesting more teaching of coding and digital literacy, but how do you fit it into the curriculum when there are so many other things to cover? Scientifically developed and aligned with ISTE standards, come explore a global organization that is a fine example of this integration. FUNecole demonstrates one strategy how elementary schools, grades 1-6, can scaffold the use of digital skills embedded into activities that are anchored in real-world contexts and situations. Learn how you can make a difference with your students academic and social emotional learning.
W1-13
Webster
10:20 am - 11:10 am
Show Me The Money! Feedback on Funding Ideas
Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Explore strategies to find funding and support for technology and other school needs, such as social emotional learning. Bring a grant announcement that intrigues you. Explore what might be written "between the lines" that should be taken into consideration. If you have been funded recently, plan to share briefly something you learned in this process and help others who have not ever written or won a grant.