“The blended learning grant allows us to provide teachers with the training and support they need to truly personalize learning for all students,” Micah Taylor, Director of School Innovation and Strategic Planning said.
Taylor, who researched and applied for the grant, shares the District’s intention for the funds include additional technology for kindergarten through second grade classrooms with the goal of supporting early childhood literacy. The funds will also provide continued professional development for teachers and blended learning strategies.
“We are excited about this opportunity,” Taylor said. “This grant enables us to involve teachers in the development of blended learning in our district, creating a truly collaborative initiative.”
Terrell ISD was one of only twenty-five districts and charter schools across the state to receive the grant funding this year. Upon sharing the exciting news with TISD, TEA expressed that the application process for the finding was the most competitive it had ever been.
“The Blended Learning Grant Program selection team was very impressed with [TISD’s] Letter of Interest,” an email from TEA said. “We found a strong fit between your district and the goals of the program.”
Additionally, Terrell ISD is now eligible for a Blended Learning Execution Grant of up to $100,000 which will provide the resources to implement the systems developed through the planning grant.
Terrell ISD also applied for a $300,000 grant with Raise Your Hand Texas that will provide blended learning platforms for additional TISD grade levels. The results from the Raise Your Hand Texas grant will be released in Spring 2020.