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How To Multiply the Impact of Your Grant: Divide the Work By Collaborating With Other Institutions
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates; with Dr. Patty LeBlanc, Professor in the College of Education and Chair of Ed.D. program, Southeastern University
Sponsored by CDW-G
When you collaborate on a grant, you multiply the brainpower while dividing the work. Sometimes collaboration happens between institutions, most often between a university and a school district. In this webinar, two grant writers who have won major grants to help fund big ideas for their institutions shared what they learned in the process. Teachers, district administrators, university faculty, nonprofit leaders, and others interested in collaborating on grants will benefit from the ideas and strategies in this session.
- collaborations for professional development;
- collaborations for research in K–12 schools (and policy implications);
- collaborations for innovative, cutting edge instructional strategies;
- guidelines and strategies for successful grant collaborations;
- which collaborating party should be the fiscal agent for the grant;
- how to choose the right evaluator for your grant; and
- how to engage local nonprofits or business partners to join the collaborative grant-writing effort.
Dr. Patty LeBlanc, now chair of the doctoral program in education at Southeastern University, wrote grants while at five different universities, many of them in partnership with a local school district. She and Dr. Rita Oates received $600,000 over three years for teacher professional development of elementary teachers in Miami-Dade public and private schools in partnership with a local private university. Dr. LeBlanc also received $2 million over three years to help imbed technology learning into the undergraduate education experiences for future teachers at Stetson University and Bethune-Cookman College, working with Volusia Co. schools; and $3 million over five years to work with digital tools for migrant students in Florida public schools. Dr. Oates has also been the external evaluator on several collaborative grants. This webinar recording will leave you with ideas for collaborating with educators in other institutions or nonprofits to increase the impact of your grant. Attendee questions were also answered during the live session.
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Dr. Rita Oates, President of Oates Associates, has helped schools win grants from $500 to $1.9 million. As EdTech director in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest district, Rita initiated innovative uses of technology, partly funded with more than $10 million in grants. While director of the EdTech graduate program at Barry University, she taught a three-credit grant-writing course. She earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas, and a master’s and PhD from Indiana University. She presents grant-writing workshops at regional conferences such as FETC, TCEA, and CoSN. She has presented several other webinars for the GetEdFunding community. Follow Rita on Twitter @ritaoates.
Dr. Patty LeBlanc has written, won, and administered grants for five different universities, often working in partnership with school districts and other universities. Her most recent grant was a collaboration between Notre Dame, Boston University, Trinity Western University, Redeemer College, Covenant College, and Southeastern University.
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