Applications Should be E-mailed to:
Bernadette Carpenter, KVEC Instructional Lead
(Faxed copies will not be considered. E-mail receipt will establish deadlines.)
APPLICATION DUE: August 22, 2018
Applications will be scored by an independent panel in a blind scoring process that uses the enclosed application review rubric.
Innovation is the spark of insight that leads an inventor or an artist to investigate an issue or phenomenon. That insight is usually shaped by an observation of what appears to be true or the creative jolt of a new idea. Innovation is driven by a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. Innovation is based on curiosity, the willingness to take risks, and experimenting to test assumptions. Innovation is based on questioning and challenging the status quo. It is also based on recognizing opportunity and taking advantage of it.
In the world of education, innovation comes in many forms. There are innovations in the way education systems are organized and managed. There are innovations in instructional techniques or delivery systems. There are innovations in the way students are included in an active learning process. The list goes on and on.
An element of the ARI mission is to identify, support and promote innovative practices in education – and as importantly – support and promote those educators and their students who are daring to be great!!
An ARI Learning Innovation Grant must:
- Address an important challenge in education.
- Pass through a competitive review process focused on the project’s design.
- Demonstrate the promise of tangible improvement in teaching and/or learning.
- Award recipients agree to present their proposed innovation at the regional Promising Practices FIRE Summit and present their associated results at the regional Action Research FIRE Summit.
If you would like to fill out and apply for an ARI Learning Innovation Grant click the link below.
And if you want to check out grant winners from previous years and see their amazing innovations feel free to check them out here! FIRE Summit!