Technology for Teachers
Making a Difference
The very foundation of the Clarksville Association Down Syndrome (CADS) is built on a desire of parents to make sure their children with Down syndrome (DS) have every opportunity available to them now and in the future. For the past ten years CADS has been working to accomplish this by supporting special education teachers through an innovative program called Technology for Teachers. Through this program CADS has awarded 167 iPads to special education teachers from the eight counties they serve.
CADS has refined the Technology for Teachers Grant for the 2019-2020 competition. The change to the grant competition increases the focus on high-quality supports and student learning outcomes. The shift to a “learner-centered” grant competition will allow applicants to combine effective instructional strategies and innovative ideas for using technology to design supportive learning environments and enhance student learning using technology.
With a vision of an inclusive future, the 2019-2020 Technology for Teachers Grant Competition will award:
Two $3,000.00 grants for CADS Integrated Educational Environments
Up to six $500.00 grants for Effective Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning
TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS
CADSIE COMPETITION-CADSIE Integrated Educational Environments Grant (CADSIE)
The CADSIE Integrated Educational Environments Grantcompetition is aimed at creating special education classrooms that are Calming, Adapted, Different, and Sensory Integrated Environments (CADSIE). CADS recognizes students with special needs require a specialized learning environment or sometimes need time and help to process sensory information. The CADSIE competition invites applications for innovative projects to develop learning environments that enhance teaching and learning using the CADSIE model: Calming, Adapted, Different, and Sensory Integrated Environments. Examples of projects include sensory rooms, integrated adaptive group projects or universal design.
The CADSIE grant will be a highly competitive award as CADS will fund two $3,000.00 projects.
EFFECTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING COMPETITION-Effective Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning Grant
The Effective Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning Grantcompetition is aimed at improving student outcomes for children with Down syndrome (DS) or other intellectual disabilities. This grant will support special education teachers willing to study the impact of instruction, including the use of technology, on educational outcomes for a specific student. The Effective Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning Grant competition invites applications for innovative projects that combine proven instructional strategies with the use of technology in individualized, innovative and integrated ways. Examples of projects may include technology use to teach specific content or skills, technology use that enables students to learn at their own pace, technology used to enhance direct instruction, or technology use to enhance inclusion.
The Effective Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning grant will be a competitive award as CADS will fund up to six $500.00 projects.