Congratulations to the district school boards receiving a 2009 HP Innovations in Education grant. A list of recipients is available online.
The 2009 HP Innovations in Education grants for secondary school districts fund school districts to launch innovative pilot initiatives that support the administrators and teachers responsible for student success in math and science in middle schools and/or high schools.
In Canada, the grant is by invitation only. HP Canada plans to award approximately seven grants to public or qualified private school districts Each grant is valued at more than $150,000 in HP technology, cash, and professional development to support innovations in the following areas:
Leadership Capacity – creating a network of school administrators and key teachers who implement innovative approaches to curriculum, instruction, and the use of technology to enhance math/science learning
Digital Learning Environments – using technology to fundamentally redesign the learning experience in ways that lead to increased student engagement and academic success; can include innovations in online learning, virtual worlds, gaming for learning, and simulations
The Secondary Student Design & Research Experience –making math and science real and relevant by involving secondary students in design and research challenges that address real needs in society; can include local and/or global service learning
High-Tech Career Awareness – engaging administrators, teachers, and students in ways that increase awareness and interest in high-tech college degree programs and careers