The following are the requirements necessary to participate in the PDN Grant.

To take advantage of the comprehensive services and activities included in the grant schools must agree to the following:
  • Identify your team
    • You (the school principal).
    • 1 innovation liaison.
    • 2 literacy teachers with their own class– ready to innovate with technology and make modifications to curricula.
      • Two students from each class
    • 1 literacy coach (optional)
  • Minimum technology requirements
    • Teachers have access to an internet-ready laptop and projector at all times.
    • 2 model classes must have access to an internet-ready set of classroom computers (lab or laptop cart) for a minimum of two periods per week.
  • Classroom Requirements
    • Completion of pre, post, and interim literacy assessments on the computer.
    • Must implement 2 units of instruction: Mastering the Essentials (Introduction the 21st Century Writing Workshop) and Response to Literature (ELA Assessment Preparation)
    • Publication of student work
  • Participant Requirements
    • Yearly participation in all grant activities by audience indicated i.e. innovation liaison, school leader, literacy teachers, student.
      • Participation in 1 leadership seminar
      • Participation in 1 inter-visitation
      • Participation in 2 forums
      • Participation in 2 partnering with our digital natives workshops
      • Participation in 3 writing workshops
    • Commitment to and documentation of innovative practices to enhance literacy instruction
    • Self-Assessment on 21st century school continuum (year 1)
    • Creation of an action plan to move school along the continuum (year 2)
    • Technology Innovation Fair Showcase for student/teacher success (year 3)