The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) received a $75,000 Digital Learning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education to support two digital learning instructional coaches, eLearning professional development and computer device replacement.
The Digital Learning Grant supports corporations in providing professional development, developing content and expectations, creating avenues for parent and student communication, as well as purchasing devices. MVCSC's new elementary and secondary instructional coaches will oversee technology integration and work with teachers to integrate the devices and programs more effectively. The professional development will focus on the Modern Teacher model to transform the traditional classroom into a modern learning environment. Remaining funds will be used to replace computer devices that are no longer repairable or provide new devices for incoming students.
“This was a competitive selection process and I congratulate these school districts,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am confident they will use these dollars wisely, making a significant impact on learning for all students.”
MVCSC Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins stated, “A team consisting of Dr. Bond, Mr. Rollo and Mrs. Noesges led the successful grant proposal presentation and I couldn’t be more proud of their efforts. This grant partnership with the Indiana Department of Education gives Mt. Vernon a statewide leadership platform in which we are able share our digital eLearning knowledge with other districts.”
Sixty-four districts applied for this year’s grants. Thirty-two districts were successful in pitching their proposals, totaling $2,342,664. This is an increase of eleven grants and an additional $467,664 over last year’s awards. Awarded grant amounts ranged from $35,000 to $75,000. More information can be found on the Indiana Department of Education’s grants page.