The Competitive Reserve Funds Grant application is now available at: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=291, under the sub-heading Rigorous Programs of Study.
The KSDE project goal for the Reserve Competitive Funds is for districts to design and implement a Rigorous Program of Study in at least one cluster/pathway using emerging technologies, for use as a state-wide model. Each proposed RPOS will follow the Program of Study Design Framework ten (ten) components. The framework and components are located at: http://cte.ed.gov/nationalinitiatives/rposdesignframework.cfm.
There are two documents available for your use: Application for Reserve Competitive Funds and Project Abstract. Application for Reserve Competitive Funds provides a description of the project and the requirements for completing the final application. Each interested applicant must complete a Project Abstract to be considered for participation in the Reserve Competitive Funds Rigorous Program of Study Project. A Reserve Competitive Funds ITV Workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A timeline for year one Reserve Competitive Funds - Rigorous Programs of Study is as follows:
Grant Application Released- Thursday, January 20, 2011
Grant Application Training - Thursday, February 10, 2011
Abstract Proposal Due - Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Accepted Applicants Notified - Friday, April 1, 2011
Final Applications Due - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
POS's are viewed as being key to educational reform. States and LEA's must adopt rigorous college and career readiness standards that define what students are expected to know and be able to do to enter and advance in college, their careers or both. The Reserve Competitive Funds Rigorous Program of Study Project provides an opportunity for districts to form partnerships while creating innovative strategies to enhance the learning environment for the students of Kanas.
Inquiries should be made to Karmey Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-296-2883. If unavailable, leave a message with Bev Smith, Senior Administrative Assistant at 785-296-1978.