Monday, June 15

Be In To Win - Up to 55 new clusters up for grabs for 2010!



ICT PD Programme 2010-2012 Overview

Extracts taken directly from thr: Minsity of Education site
For full details see this site.




The Ministry of Education invites proposals from schools for funding to support three year professional development (PD) programmes related to ICT. These will be focused on developing the capability of participating schools so they can take advantage of current and future ICT developments, particularly the proposed roll-out of ultra-fast broadband and upgrades to school networks.

A review of the ICT PD programme has been undertaken. The initial findings from this have led to changes to the eligibility criteria. In this round of applications for the 2010-12 programme there are three categories that schools can apply under. Schools should not submit a proposal to more than one category.

The categories are:

Category A Clusters of schools that were unsuccessful in the 2008 selection round
Clusters of schools that were unsuccessful in the 2008 selection process (to participate in the 2009-2011 ICT PD programme) are eligible to apply under this category. The schools that compose these clusters should be substantively unchanged from those included in the 2008 proposal (Clusters that have changed significantly since the 2008 selection round should apply under Category C - refer below for further details). One school in the cluster must be designated as the lead school (the contractor). They will take responsibility for administering, reporting and coordinating the programme. All schools in the cluster are expected to be actively involved and committed to successfully achieving the outcomes of programme.
Up to twelve clusters that meet the selection criteria will be funded from this category for three years (2010-2012). Clusters that are unsuccessful in being selected in this category will be automatically considered for selection in Category C.

Category B Individual schools of 80 or more FTTE staff
Individual schools of 80 or more FTTE staff are eligible to apply under this category. These schools will have either not previously participated in the ICT PD programme or have previously participated in the ICT PD programme and completed the programme before the 31st December 2004. Up to fifteen schools that meet the selection criteria will be funded from this category for three years (2010-2012). Schools that are unsuccessful in being selected in this category will have the opportunity to participate in a targeted programme to support the development of their ICT leadership capability in 2010.


Category C Clusters of schools
Clusters of two or more schools are eligible to apply under this category. Schools that comprise these clusters will have either not previously participated in the ICT PD programme or will have previously participated in the ICT PD programme and completed the programme before the 31st December 2004.
As guidance, schools that have previously participated in the programme (completed before 31st December 2004) should not comprise more than 30% of the total FTTE for the cluster. Clusters consisting solely of independent schools will not be considered. One school in the cluster must be designated the lead school (the contractor) and will be contracted to take responsibility for administering, reporting and coordinating the programme. All schools in the cluster are expected to be actively involved and committed to successfully achieving the outcomes of programme. Up to twenty eight clusters that meet the selection criteria will be funded from this category for three years (2010-2012). Schools that are unsuccessful in being selected in this category will have the opportunity to participate in a targeted programme to support the development of their ICT leadership capability in 2010.

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