Friday, September 29, 2006

Grants for up to $10,000 are available for creative uses of technology in Jewish education

As a first initiative in this area, the foundation has allocated funding to support technological solution to pedagogic challenges. Competitive grants of $2,000 to $10,000 are available for those educators who have identified and developed innovative approaches to using technology in their teaching. Proposals (guidelines are available at the link below) are due by November 25, 2006.

For more information about this grant download the instruction sheet.
Information about The AVI CHAI Foundation may be found on the AVI CHAI website at www.avichai.org.

11 comments:

NinaButler said...

WE WILL BE POSTING SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND OUR ANSWERS, FYI.

Here's the first:

Anonymous said...

I am in the process of writing a brief description for the technology grant proposal. I had a few questions, as I want to make sure that I provide all of the requested information.

1. Can this description be more than one page. Our description which includes a budget table and all of the requested information is two and a half pages. I can edit, but I do not want to remove important information.

2. Does the proposal need to be for a program specifically designed for Judaic Studies teachers or can it be a program for all teachers within the Jewish day school setting.

NinaButler said...

OUR ANSWER:

1 Absolutely no need to cut, edit or redraft what you have! The length we suggested has more to do with the fact that we don’t want people to invest too much time in drafting a proposal for an idea that we’re probably not going to fund. Your time has already been invested, so send it along!

2 The program should solve a pedagogic problem. As long as it addresses Judaic classes, the fact that it also helps your secular studies is just a bonus. That’s fine.

Anonymous said...

I am interested in developing a proposal for integrating technology into middle school tefillot. There would be some ways in which I would propose to link this project to the 8th grade Jewish studies program, but the proposal would primarily be for school-wide tefillot, which all students are required to attend. The proposal would include ways for faculty and students to participate in the use of technology. Would the foundation be interested in something co-curricular such as this?

Eli said...

school-wide tefillot efforts are welcome, sure.
Best
Eli

Anonymous said...

Is this spefically a grant limited to equipment, such as laptops, projectors, and smartboards, or can it also be to fund teacher time?

Eli said...

OUR ANSWER:

The budget proposed may include teacher time.

Anonymous said...

I have more than one idea - should I send in seperate proposals or put it all in one?

Eli said...

Please send each description separately.

Thanx
Eli

Anonymous said...

Are you including Canadian schools? You FYI indicates Israel is not included and some of you info indicares American and in one place, North |American

Eli said...

Canadian schools are welcome, see Q. No. 1 where we state "North America" and also a comment on the post below.

Sorry for the confusion,
Eli