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Securing Grant Funding for Your STEAM and Coding Programs
Monday March 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, Head of Education Strategy at littleBits
Sponsored by littleBits Education
Many schools and districts are planning to integrate STEM and coding into their programs to ensure their students are well educated and prepared for impactful careers in the future. In fact, many schools have already seen immediate impact on students’ learning, attendance, and engagement by implementing STEM into their curriculum. The challenge, however, is finding the budget to fund and scale these programs.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, Head of Education Strategy at littleBits, discuss best practices on applying for STEM and coding grants. She provides:
- A review of different types of grants educators can apply for
- Key factors in writing strong applications
- Steps involved in applying and receiving the grants
- A list of grants that are currently accepting applications with a profile of the previous recipients for these grants
Principals, tech and curriculum directors, assistant principals, librarians, and teachers interested in STEM and coding will benefit from watching this recorded session. Learn actionable strategies for funding and scaling their elementary and middle school STEM and coding programs.
About the Presenter
Azadeh (Azi) Jamalian, PhD is the head of education strategy at littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering kids everywhere to create inventions, large and small. Before joining littleBits, she co-founded Tiggly, an innovative learning company focused on creating powerful new ways of learning for young children by bringing physical play into their digital experiences. Dr. Jamalian has a PhD in cognitive studies in education from Teachers College Columbia University, and has published journal articles and book chapters on a broad range of topics such as designing learning platforms for children, emerging educational tech, game design, mathematical education, and cognition. Dr. Jamalian has received numerous awards including “IES Prize for Excellence in Research on Cognition and Student Learning” and “The Cooney Center’s certificate of innovation in Children’s Learning.”
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