Grants Committee

The Grants Committee promotes and administers initiative grants and scholarships to members. The Grants Committee administers Event Sponsorship requests from members.

The grant application process for the 2019-2020 school year is now closed. Please stay tuned to learn who this year’s classroom grant recipients will be!

Congratulations Grant Winners for 2019!

MassCUE is excited to announce the grant recipients for 2019. These grants are intended to provide recipients with an opportunity to bring new innovative ideas into their classrooms. This year the process was highly competitive with a large number of high quality proposals. MassCUE would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal and congratulate the winning applicants. All grant recipients will receive an email with detailed directions on how to apply for reimbursement. The deadline for submitting all necessary documentation is May 1, 2019.

Christina Foley Around the World in 180 School Days: Taking Small Town Students to the Corners of the World Millbury Public Schools
Sandra Bleecker Connecting Computer Science Concepts across ASL, English and Creative Physical Computing The Learning Center For The Deaf
David Quinn Cleared to Launch: Nipmuc Regional High School Takes the Global Space Balloon Challenge Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Victoria Cameron Labo in the STEAM Lab East Bridgewater Public Schools
Lisa Felan Kindergarten Reading, Response and Reflection Andover Public Schools
Jessica Lazarus 3M’s – Makerspace, MaKey MaKey and Math Pembroke Public Schools
Ellen Gammel Collaborative Technology Learning Station Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Elizabeth Marchetti Finding the best Root through discovery! Georgetown Public Schools
Jennifer St. Michel Making Augmented Reality a Reality Seekonk Public Schools
Rachel Maguire The Digital Toolkit! Art for Today’s Market Silver Lake Regional School District
Meagan Martin Flipping For iPads Quabbin Regional School District
Amanda Hough  Sparking Student Global Awareness through STEAM  Mashpee Public Schools
Kevin Murphy VR into History with the Oculus Rift Frontier Regional School District
Margo Bridges  Taking the Next Step with 3D Design  Norton Public Schools 
Patti Keller G-Term Robotics in the Library  Grafton Public Schools
Shanna Belenky Robotics for All! Canton Public Schools

2020 MassCUE Administrator Scholarships: Apply Now!

Never attended the MassCUE/MASCD Spring Leadership Conference at Holy Cross in Worcester? Now is your chance to attend with complimentary registration for you and a fellow administrator from your district!

MassCUE will be offering 2 administrator scholarships!  If you are a building level administrator wishing to attend for the 1st time, now is the time to apply!  

The Administrator Scholarships include entrance to the conference at Holy Cross in Worcester for you (1st time attendee) PLUS a building based buddy administrator from your district (1st time attendee). Applicants must be a MassCUE or MASCD member but the buddy who accompanies the winner does not need to be a member. Two buddy scholarships will be awarded with one elementary and one secondary winner to be selected randomly from the entire pool of applicants.  

The online application must be submitted on or before December 31, 2019.  The winners will be selected at the MassCUE Board meeting on January 8, 2020.  Winners will be notified and announced on social media as well as the MassCUE website. Winners can consider sharing their Spring Conference takeaways via a podcast interview or blog submission.

Apply

MassCUE is a proud sponsor of many educational events!
To apply for a sponsorship please follow the procedure outlined below.

Approval Process for Event Sponsorships

*Any event recommended for approval by the Grants Committee must support the mission and vision of MassCUE and must be open to all.

Process

  1. Notification of the Masscue Sponsorships will be sent out in April for the following fiscal year(July to July)
  2. The request will be made to the Chairs of the Grants Committee (Online Application) by May 15th. We will accept rolling applications after May 15th but are limited to our budgeted amount.
  3. The person making the request for Sponsorship of their event must be a MassCUE Member.
  4. The written request should address the criteria below.
  5. The request will be presented to the Grants Committee Members for discussion.
  6. rubric will be used to score each application and the final decision will be determined by the Grants Committee.
  7. In the case that there are more eligible proposals than we can sponsor, preference will be given to those who we have never sponsored as long as they meet the criteria.
  8. Grants Committee members will notify applicants after June 15th who receive Sponsorship by July 1st.
  9. Any rolling application will be notified within 30 days of the date of submission.

The Event should align with at least one of our four Goals:

  1. To educate, connect and inspire the educational community across Massachusetts
  2. To increase and diversify programs and services
  3. To improve mutually beneficial partnerships
  4. To improve operations and governance of MassCUE

In order for MassCue to Sponsor an Event, the following criteria will be reviewed.
The event to be sponsored:

  • Leverages knowledge and expertise to educate and inspire the educational community
  • Increases and diversifies programs and services
  • Accomplishes more than MassCUE could alone
  • Aims to improve teaching and learning in the Commonwealth
  • Maintains MassCUE’s commitment to high standards
  • Enhances and expands MassCUE’s reach
  • Provides high-quality professional learning
  • Creates excitement about technology in education
  • Promotes and encourages MassCUE membership
  • Is open and free to all MassCUE members
  • The event should occur no sooner than 30 days from the date of the request.
  • The event should be run by volunteers whose primary job is the education of Massachusetts children in a school setting.
    During the event the member facilitating the event will acknowledge the sponsorship from MassCUE

During the event the member facilitating the event will acknowledge the sponsorship from MassCUE.

Within thirty days after the event, the member facilitating the event will write and submit an article, including 3 photos, about the event for MassCUE’s online newsletter OnCUE. The article should be submitted via email to: OnCUE@masscue.org

Board Members eligibility
*If a Board member is part of the planning group for an event, there should be no penalty against the group of educators, and the proposal for sponsorship must be allowed. Board members who apply for this sponsorship may not participate in scoring of applications.

The MassCUE Grants Committee serves to promote and administer initiative grants to members; identify grants and coordinate the writing of proposals to benefit MassCUE.

The Grant Committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Design and facilitation of grants for MassCUE members to encourage activities that will strongly support and demonstrate:
    • Integrated technology
    • Standards-based learning
    • Enhanced student achievement
    • Development of instructional technology competency
    • Dissemination of sustainable results back to MassCUE members and others.
    • Follow up of Grant recipient’s requirements as stated in grant

Each MassCUE Committee is made up of a dedicated team of volunteers. The following make up the current Grants Committee Chairs and Committee Members.

Chair(s)

Andrew Marcinek

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Stephanie Gosselin

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Members

  • Stephanie Gosselin
  • Bonnie Nieves
  • Kevin Sullivan
  • Anne Velluzi

Ex-Officio members

  • Rayna Freedman (President)
  • Jared Perrine (Interim President-elect)
  • Shelley Chamberlain (Executive Director)

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