Opportunities for all educators
2020/2021 School Year
Who can apply?
Any current MCIEA cohort member is welcome to apply for a mini-grant. We hope to receive applications from at least two schools from each of the eight MCIEA districts.
How do I get started?
Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis until 30 proposals have been accepted.
Proposals will be reviewed by Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) staff and approved by the MCIEA Steering Committee. Approval criteria will include whether the application proposes a body of equity-based work within MCIEA; collaborative work among groups of educators, students, and/or parents; and a budget that aligns with the proposed body of work. All proposals should be for activities that will occur before the end of the fiscal year - June 30, 2021. All proposed grants should further the mission and vision of MCIEA.
Design, Validate, and Implement Performance Assessments
Multi-Disciplinary, Cross-School, Cross-District Collaboration
Mini-grants offer a unique opportunity for educators to collaborate on performance assessment design or SQM research.
Create Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers
Mini-grants are an opportunity to get creative about teacher learning. Use SQM data to explore a racial justice or equity issue and develop a school-based improvement plan
Create an SQM Study Group
MCIEA's School Quality Measures helps educators build a holistic portrait of what a great school looks like. With an MCIEA mini-grant, educators can work together to really dig into this framework and examine how research and help make changes in their schools and districts.