21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants
Enhancing, Enriching and Extending Teaching and Learning
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 to support instructional projects each school year. Projects must address an identified need(s) that is aligned with BCPS goals for academics, and key actions as stated in the BCPS Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward and the School Progress Plans. Recipients awarded project funds will be based on the project’s anticipated contribution to essential knowledge and skills students must have to be successful in life and employment in the 21st Century. Grant proposals must address at least one of the following instructional focused 21st Century themes: Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy, Environmental Literacy, Arts and Culture, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Health Literacy, Civic Literacy and/or Global Awareness.
On Friday, October 23, 2015, 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grant proposals were received by the foundation headquarters, which included a total of sixty-six proposals from both schools and offices throughout the district (thirty-one elementary schools, ten middle schools, nine high schools and two offices). Some schools submitted multiple grant proposals. Proposals were competitively reviewed by a panel of judges from BCPS Curriculum and Instruction Offices, executive directors, supervisors, resource teachers, college and university personnel, and members from our school business community. Upon completion, The Education Foundation Programs and Allocations Committee reviewed all proposals finalizing the recommendations of the panel of judges.
The following proposals were submitted: ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – Arbutus ES, Battle Grove ES, Bedford ES, Chatsworth School, Chesapeake Festival (Chesapeake High, Deep Creek Middle, Stemmers Run Middle, Sandalwood ES, Middleborough ES, Deep Creek ES, Mars Estates ES), Edgemere ES, Essex ES, Grange ES, Gunpowder ES, Halstead Academy, Hawthorne ES, Lansdowne ES, Lyons Mill ES, Mars Estates ES, Martin Boulevard ES, Middleborough ES, Orems ES, Padonia International ES, Perry Hall ES, Pleasant Plains ES, Prettyboy ES, Randallstown ES, Seneca ES, Shady Springs ES, Sussex ES, Warren ES, Westowne ES, Winand ES,, Winfield ES, Woodbridge ES, Woodholme ES. MIDDLE SCHOOLS – Arbutus MS, Dundalk MS, Franklin MS, General John Stricker MS, Holabird STEM, Loch Raven Technical Academy, Middle River MS, Pikesville MS, Southwest Academy and Sparrows Point MS. HIGH SCHOOLS – Catonsville HS, Chesapeake HS, Crossroads Center, Dulaney HS, Dundalk HS, Owings Mills HS, Perry Hall HS, Randallstown HS, and Woodlawn HS. SPECIAL SCHOOLS – Ridge Ruxton School and BCPS OFFICES – Office of Visual Arts and Office of World Language.
The 2015-2016 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grant recipients have been announced and are posted on our website – www.educationfoundaitonBCPS.org. The website will provide you a listing and the dollar amount of the grants awarded by the foundation since 2010 thru 2015.
We would like to extend a monumental thank you to our panel of judges, The Education Foundation Programs and Allocations Committee and all schools and offices who submitted proposals for this school year.