FY10 Title II, Part D ARRA Competitive Grant – Increasing Student Literacy
The Instructional Technology Division of the Georgia Department of Education announces the FY10 Title II, Part D ARRA Competitive Grant for Increasing Student Literacy pending final State Board of Education approval on June 10, 2010.
Georgia is one of 48 states crafting a set of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The focus of the first set of standards created is to ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. The core literacy standards serve as a foundation enabling students to reach other common core standards such as Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Standard #7: Synthesize and apply information presented in diverse ways (e.g., through words, images, graphs, and video) in print and digital sources in order to answer questions, solve problems, or compare modes of presentation. The FY10 Title II, Part D Increasing Student Literacy Competitive Grants are designed to create a model that will build capacity for using technology to improve literacy while meeting the CCSS that can be replicated throughout the state. Through this grant, 20 schools (5 classrooms per school) will be provided with software and technology equipment supporting literacy. Participating students will use software that leverages the Lexile Framework® to differentiate foundational reading and writing practice. Students will also work collaboratively to research and use the writing process to create multi-media rich video reports/presentations (digital storytelling) to synthesize and apply interdisciplinary information using digital media.
Eligible LEAs may apply to support any eligible school.
The primary goals of the FY10 Title II, Part D ARRA Competitive Grant for Increasing Student Literacy are to:
- Create a model that will build capacity for using technology to improve literacy that can be replicated throughout the state.
- Leverage the Lexile Framework® to improve student reading and writing scores.
- Increase Georgia’s capacity to provide high quality literacy professional learning opportunities.
- Increase student technology literacy by providing students opportunities to use digital media tools.