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Digital Learning and Professional Development

Digital Learning Grant

The 2023 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. Focus should be given to student populations most impacted by the COVID-19 learning disruptions. School corporations interested in applying for grant funds up to $50,000 may choose one of the following strands, or a combination of strands, to address the needs of their corporation. The application deadline is Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. ET. The Digital Learning Grant is funded by the legislated David C. Ford fund. Grant awards will be finalized when the legislative session ends in April 2023.

2023 Digital Learning Grant Memo

Important Dates:

  • Grant Opens: Friday, March 3
  • Grant Information Session: Wednesday, March 8
  • Grant Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. ET
  • Grant Award Notification: Friday, May 5
  • Grant Start Date: Saturday, July 1
  • Grant End Date: June 30, 2024

Summer of Learning Grant

The Summer of Learning conferences will 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 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 a school or corporation 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

Digital Learning Coach Mini Grant

The Digital Learning Coach Mini Grant enables Indiana public school corporations or charter schools to support the work of individuals in a digital learning coaching role. The grant allows a coach and their school or corporation to design a plan specifically for the coach to increase their capacity in serving their local school or corporation, supporting the following strands:

  • Virtual Instruction
  • Digital Integration Coaching Cycles or Models
  • Learning Recovery Efforts and Best Practices for Virtual Instruction
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

2022-2023 Digital Learning Coach Mini Grant Recipients

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