Milan Community Schools Awarded a 2020 Digital Learning Grant.
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today announced recipients of the 2020 Digital Learning-Community Advisory Grant. For 2020, grants were awarded to districts focused on building digital initiatives around the purposeful and strategic integration of technology into instruction. Milan Community Schools was awarded one of the Digital Learning Grants for $50,000.
“Immersing children in curriculum centered around technology and community establishes an academic environment whereby current and future success is certain to follow,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “I congratulate our awarded districts for their commitment to creating lasting partnerships within local communities, and for their continual efforts to making a positive impact in the lives of students.”
With a continued spotlight on enhanced technology integration, IDOE expanded the digital learning grant to include a focus on building community partnerships. Eligible partnership opportunities also provided matching grants by way of monetary funding or in-kind services. Along with the expanded focus, 2020 Digital Leaning-Community Advisory Grants center around connecting academic concepts to real-life applications, both in the classroom and abroad. By doing so, schools can maximize relevancy and engagement, thus transforming K-12 education for students. This year’s grants requested schools further develop technology integration capacity through implementing transformational initiatives in one of three areas – Instruction and Learning, Leadership and Development, or College and Career Ready.
In total, 52 districts were awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding, with grants ranging from $19,000 to $56,000.