Thursday, May 28, 1998
The final deadline is nearing for applications for the "NextDay" Teacher Innovation Grants Program, the Michigan Jobs Commission announced today. Applications are available on-line and must be received by June 1. The "NextDay" Teacher Innovation Grants Program supports innovative uses of available technology in Michigan schools. The program targets resources directly to teachers using technology to improve student learning. Teachers are eligible for grants of up to $10,000. "This is a great opportunity for teachers to use technology to improve student performance," said Doug Rothwell, CEO and department director of the Michigan Jobs Commission. "Applicants are eligible for one of approximately 200 grants available this year." The NextDay initiative is part of Governor Engler's $30 million plan to advance the use of technology in Michigan schools. In addition to the grants, Michigan State University will receive $1 million to provide support services to the NextDay program as well as to expand technology training programs for teachers, administrators, and school board members throughout Michigan. For grant applications and information about the program, visit http://www.trico-associates.com/nextday or contact the Michigan Jobs Commission's Customer Service line at (517) 373-9808.