2021-2026 Smart Start Grant

Proposal Narrative Overview (Section A of the Proposal)

Contact Information, Awarded Amount & Focus

Outline of Planned Program

2021-2022 Smart Start Artifacts

The Longwood Central School District is proud to announce the award of a competitive grant award from the New York State Office of Education Design and Technology (OEDT) in consultation with the New York Education Department for Instructional Services Education Technology Pre K–12. The five-year grant initially designates $250,000 for the first year for a total award of $1.25 million.

Authored and secured by the Assistant to the Superintendent for Administration Lisa Mato, in partnership with the William Floyd School District, the Smart Start grant is intended to curate innovative programs that boost professional development and increase K-8 teachers' expertise in computer science, engineering, and educational technology.

Funding from the Smart START Program delivers teacher professional development and curriculum, including virtual learning opportunities, from Mouse PD – a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in K-8 Computer Science education – focusing on high-quality computer science concepts, practices, and standards for teachers and students.

“Computer science education is more important than ever before, and the Smart Start Grant works collaboratively with our Amazon Future Engineer and FIRST Lego Discovery Robotics Programs,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lohman. “We look forward to continuing to build a strong, collaborative partnership with William Floyd as we share and learn from one another to implement the new NYS Next Generation Computer Science Learning Standards.”

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