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Digital Learning and Professional Development

Summer of Learning Grant

The Summer of Learning conferences offer educators opportunities to connect with innovative, technology-enhanced pedagogy related to supporting underserved populations, science of reading, integrated STEM, designing virtual and blended learning experiences, community connection and support, and more. Twelve conference host sites were selected through the Summer of Learning grant process. Check out the conference list below or see the locations on this conference map.

Date(s) Conference Host Conference Website Keynote Speaker(s)
Thursday, June 1 Batesville Community School Corporation Splash Into Learning Todd Nesloney
Thursday, June 8 Franklin Township Community School Corporation Spark Summit Devin Seibold
Monday, June 12 Yorktown Community Schools Be Epic Trevor Muir
Monday, June 12 - Tuesday, June 13 School City of Hammond South Shore Adam Welcome, Cornelius Minor
Tuesday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 14 South Madison Community School Corporation eLEAD Dave Burgess
Wednesday, June 14 East Allen County Schools Teach It, Do IT Natalie Wexler
Thursday, June 15 Richmond Community Schools Tech EnRiched Jon Corippo
Wednesday, July 19 Fort Wayne Community Schools ignitED Todd Nesloney, Tyler Tarver
Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 25 Eastern Hancock County Community School Corporation Joy Jam 2023 Buddy Berry, David Miyashiro
Tuesday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 26 Lafayette School Corporation Ignite Trevor Muir, Chad LeDune
Wednesday, July 26 Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation Best of the Best Brian Mendler
Tuesday, August 1 Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Technovation Marcus Painter

Digital Learning Grant

The Digital Learning Grant offers school corporations the opportunity to lead and support work that is focused on appropriate practices for blended and virtual learning in the areas of:

  • Supporting teachers new to the field with blended and virtual learning implementation,
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL),
  • Assistive technologies, and
  • Digital literacy.

2023 Digital Learning Grant Recipients

Digital Learning Coach Grant

The Digital Learning Coach Grant offers schools the opportunity to support the professional development of individuals who spend at least half of their contracted time in a digital learning coaching role. Grant funds may be used to support coaches and their schools in designing plans to increase capacity in the areas of blended and virtual instruction, digital integration coaching cycles or models, and/or Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

2023-2024 Digital Learning Coach Grant Recipients

Digital Learning Parent and Family Support Grant

The Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE’s) Digital Learning Parent and Family Support Grant is available to any Indiana public school corporation or public charter school. The grant allows schools to design a plan to support parents with topics related to educational technology and blended/virtual learning environments. The grant funds are used to support one or more of the following strands:

  • Parent Knowledge: Knowledge of educational technology and virtual learning
  • Parent Involvement: Support with blended and virtual learning
  • Professional Development (PD): PD for staff specific to parent engagement with digital learning

2022-2023 Digital Learning Parent and Family Support Grant Recipients

Other Initiatives