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Grants Committee

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

2019 Grant Application Process is Open!

The grant application process for the 2018-2019 school year opens on October 18, 2018 and closes on December 1, 2018.  We will offer up to $3,000 to current MassCUE members through a competitive grant process. If you have an idea for infusing technology purposefully into the classroom, then this is the grant for you! We fund hardware and almost anything else you need to make your idea come alive! Please note, one thing we don’t fund is stipends for teachers.

So get your creative and innovative ideas flowing, time is running out!

Please check when your membership expires. The primary/lead applicant must be a current member of MassCUE.  If the primary/lead applicant’s membership expires during the grant proposal reviewing process, which ends on February 1, 2019,  you will not be eligible for the grant.

Grant Application Process: What You Need To Do

Here are the things to do before you submit your grant proposal:

  1. Read the Grant Obligation and Timetable [9] document and the Grant Rubric [10].
  2. Check the primary/lead applicant’s MassCUE membership is valid until February 1, 2019.
  3. Prepare the 3 files which are required for your grant application to be complete.

– MassCUE Grant Application  [11](PDF)

– Letter of Administrative Support (PDF)

– One Photo of Applicant/Applicants (JPG)

  1. When the three files are ready to submit, go to the Grant Application Submission Form. [12]

Complete the form, upload the three files into the form and then hit submit! (You will need to be signed into a Google account to do this. School Google accounts must allow sharing outside of the organization. If this is an issue, a personal Google account may be used.)

Documents for Successful Applicants:

Congratulations Grant Winners for 2018!

MassCUE is excited to announce the grant recipients for 2018. 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 15, 2018.

Alexandra Caram Books for Babies  Lynnfield Public Schools 
Darlease Monteiro Show and Tell in Math Class Global Learning Charter Public School
Corey Mello Using Technology to Individual Instruction Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative
Sterling Worrell Creating Virtual Reality Art Hopkinton High School
Jenny Kostka Coding to Learn South Shore Charter Public School
Jane Kent STEM/STEAM Coding & Engineering Legos WEDO 2.0 Carver Public Schools
Kris Jeffers Slavery in the North: The Untold Story Whitman-Hanson Regional School District
Maria Sylvain Coding and Video Production with iPads  Freetown Lakeville Regional School District
Jen Frizzell Protagonist Sphero Journey  Concord Public Schools
Dawn Steber Make It Mobile to Support Rural Schools  Orleans Elementary School/Nauset Regional Middle School
Kimberly Florek   Putting the “A” into STEAM  Hampshire Regional School District 
Tiffany Davis  Operation Welcome Mat  Ashburnham-Westminster Regional 
LeRoy Chi Wai Wong  SOARing with Drones in Education  Burlington Public Schools 
Catherine Porter  iPads Mean “I Can” in Elementary Classrooms   Swampscott Public Schools 
Tobey Eugenio  Building a Self e-STEAM Program  New Bedford Public Schools 

Reimbursement Application Process 
All forms should be submitted online by May 15, 2018
 
1. Complete the Reimbursement Form [14]
2. Collect and the itemized receipts.
3. Each item on the reimbursement form needs to be numbered and correlate with the same item on the receipt. So, please number the items on the receipt accordingly, so that number 1 on the Reimbursement Form relates to number 1 on the itemized receipts.
4. Submit the Reimbursement Form and scanned receipts on this form. [15]
 
If you have any questions please email: grants@masscue.org [16]

 

We provide opportunities for scholarships to members. Check back often for details.

MassCUE is a proud sponsor of many educational events [17]!
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 [18]) 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 [19] 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

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 [20]

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)

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Kimberly Zajac [21]

Kim Zajac, MA CCC-SLP/A is a certified speech/language pathologist and Audiologist at Norton Middle School and Norton…

Members

  • Lynne Beatti
  • Casey Daigle
  • Stephanie Gosselin
  • Connie Louie

Ex-Officio members

  • Rayna Freedman (President)
  • Shelley Chamberlain (Executive Director)

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