Grants from the One8 Foundation

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides the nation’s leading K-12 engineering, computer science and biomedical science courses using applied learning so students learn by solving real world problems.

Learn more about PLTW here.

Start or expand your school’s PLTW program with grants from the One8 Foundation and the State of Massachusetts. Grants cover teacher training, durable equipment, and technology.

Qualifications:

  • Open to all public schools (K-12) in Massachusetts
  • Competitive preference for schools with significant number of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Competitive preference for high schools applying for Biomedical Science and/or Computer Science
  • Competitive preference for districts building out multi-school pathways (e.g., 6-12 or K-12)

Application and Timeline:

  • November 19, 2021: Grant App Part 1 Due
  • January 21, 2022: Grant App Part 2 Due
  • Early February, 2022: Final Award Notification

 

Learn more and apply on the PLTW grants website

ST Math is an engaging, highly effective visual, conceptual math program based on neuroscience of how the brain learns. The program is aligned to K-5 standards and delivers results for ALL students. STMath builds conceptual math understanding, a love of math and confidence in math ability at early ages.

Learn more about ST Math here.

Schools awarded a grant become members of the ST Math Massachusetts Program. Members of the Massachusetts Program receive funding to offset program adoption costs, advanced teacher training to support implementation, and access to yearly events such as learning symposiums. Over 230 schools across the state currently participate in the Massachusetts ST Math Cohort.

Qualifications:

  • Open to all public elementary schools in Massachusetts
  • A plan for full school adoption

Application and Timeline:

  • Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted from October 2021 through February 2022
    • February 17, 2022: Grant App Part 1 Due
    • March 25, 2022: Grant App Part 2 Due
    • Mid April, 2022: Final Award Notification

Learn more and apply on the Massachusetts ST Math website

OpenSciEd is high-quality applied science curriculum for grades 6-8.

Learn more about OpenSciEd and apply here.

Schools awarded a grant become members of the OpenSciEd Massachusetts Program. Members of the Massachusetts Program receive funding to offset training and durable equipment costs, implementation support, priority access to in-state OSE training, as well as additional professional learning resources & student programming.

Qualifications:

  • Open to all public schools in Massachusetts that have students in grades 6, 7, and/or 8
  • Schools must be in districts with at least 15% of students designated as economically disadvantaged
  • A three-year implementation plan that leads to whole school participation and full OSE curriculum adoption
  • Competitive preference for teams that demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to OSE’s instructional approach 

Application and Timeline:

  • Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted from October 2021 through February 2022
    • October 5, 2021: OSE Grant Opens on the MSH website
    • February 10, 2022: Grant App Part 1 Due
    • March 10,11,14, & 15, 2022: Grant Interviews
    • End of March, 2022: Final Award Notification

PBLWorks (formerly The Buck Institute for Education) builds capacity of educators to design and facilitate high-quality K-12 project based learning across all grades and disciplines.

Learn more about PBLWorks here.

Grants are available for schools in Massachusetts to implement high-quality project based learning with PBLWorks. The first Massachusetts PBLWorks School Leader Network will begin in February 2021, and will help school leaders create ideal conditions for PBL to thrive in their school, and train teachers to implement high quality projects to accelerate learning.

The School Leader Network is a multi-year program (Cohort 2 runs from March 2022 – June 2024) that provides the deep levels of professional development to school leaders and teachers and the support needed for high-quality implementation – through face-to-face workshops, virtual coaching, and a peer network of local PBL leaders. Grants for Cohort 2 will cover 25% of participation fees.

Qualifications:

  • Open to all public schools in MA
  • Competitive preference for schools that serve high populations of economically disadvantaged, black and/or Latinx students

Application and Timeline:

  • Applications due: December 17, 2021 at 5PM
  • Request an application and connect with the PBLWorks team here
  • Learn more and experience project based learning first-hand through upcoming PBL webinars and a Project Slice. More information about these opportunities coming soon!

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