Classroom Innovation Grants

Formerly known as the Classroom Mini-Grant (CMG) program, Impact on Education is proud to continue our Classroom Innovation Grant (CIG) program for the 2014-15 school year! The CIG program is designed to focus on instructional & learning innovation as the cornerstone of the program. CIG’s are available to Pre-K, elementary, middle, charter, and high schools in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD). Along with individual grants, we offer collaborative grants! This is a competitive grant program designed to provide funds for the most innovative, educational and developmental activities created by BVSD teachers. This program is designed to encourage and foster the following:

  • Enhanced learning for students that participate in the CIG funded project
  • Closing the achievement gap
  • Innovation in instructional technologies

 The CIG application, assessment, and reporting processes are available exclusively online via the Impact on Education web site.  Questions regarding the CIG program should be directed to Amy Lee.

Background & Overview

Impact on Education is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that has been committed to improving excellence, equity, and innovation in BVSD schools since 1983.  Unlike many traditional education foundations, Impact on Education is not governed by the BVSD Administration or Board of Education. Through its independence, Impact on Education is able to pilot innovative programs for schools, support student equity through programs for at-risk students, engage community and business partners to support its mission.

Impact on Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, organizational membership, veteran’s status, disability in access to, employment in, or in the provision of any of Impact on Educations programs, benefits or activities.

Classroom Innovation Grant Focus

The Impact on Education CIG program is designed to:

  • inspire pre-k, elementary, middle, charter, and high school teachers to explore and create innovative instructional strategies
  • enhance learning for students
  • use clearly defined measurements

CIG’s are focused on but not limited to:

  • Instructional Innovation in Technology
  • Instructional Innovation in Sustainability
  • Instructional Innovation in Science
  • Instructional Innovation in Math

 Classroom Innovation Grant Process

BVSD teachers are invited to apply online from October 1st through October 28th. In November community members volunteer to “blind read” and score applications. Throughout the fall, community members and businesses are invited to underwrite as many of these grants as possible. By late November, ClG recipients will be announced and funds will be distributed. At the end of the school year, all CIG recipients will submit a thank you letters to donors and a final report to Impact on Education.

Classroom Innovation Grant Funding

Impact on Education relies on the generosity of community members and business donors to provide the funding for the CIG program. Each grantee will receive up to $600.00 (up to $1,200.00 for a collaborative grant) to support their project. We ask that all BVSD school communities help raise awareness of the CIG program.

Classroom Innovation Grant Showcase

The purpose of this showcase event is to give teachers an opportunity to exhibit their innovative and creative projects, to share their projects with their peers around the district, and to showcase the work to our donors and school communities. This year, the showcase will be held in the spring.  The showcase is open to all!.
Contact
Amy Lee for more information.

Useful links:

Eligibility & Conditions
2014-2015 Application
Important Dates & FAQ’s
CIG Samples
CIG Showcase