Sunday , 25 February 2018
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NCTIES Grants are now available!

Each year NCTIES offers three (3) $3000.00 grants that will be awarded for innovative, student-involved projects which effectively use technology. Each grant recipient will receive a check for $3000 and agree to present their project at the 2019NCTIES Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. The winner will receive registration and one night’s lodging in addition to the check for the school. At that conference, each winner will present a session concerning the product/project that was aided by the grant money.

Emailed applications are due by Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:00 pm EST. The applicant’s immediate supervisor must give permission for the winner to attend the 2018 conference in Raleigh.
An emailed acknowledgment of the applications will be returned quickly and the winners will be announced to all by Monday, February 12, 2018, by email.

You must be an NCTIES member. If you attended last year’s conference, you are a member automatically. You can also become a member as you register for this year’s conference. Membership alone is $15. You must be working with students to develop student-produced projects.

  • Staff development projects
  • Stipends
  • Money for food or entertainment
  • Schools or individuals who have received the grant in the past 3 years


  • Do not exceed 5 printed, double-spaced pages (not including the title page)
  • Title Page must include:
  • Name, position, school name and address, email, phone, fax number.
  • Supervisor’s name, position, address, email, phone, fax numbers.
  • Supervisor can send an email confirming that they approve the application and that you may attend the conference if you are the winner.

Project Proposal

  • Title
  • Goals and evidence of need
  • Description of the project with the target group’s ages, learning characteristics, and the number involved
  • Correlation to curriculum and/or benchmarks
  • Procedures and/or methods of implementation
  • Timeline
  • Description of the project evaluation
  • Project costs, including each item to be purchased and the vendor name and address

Evaluation Criteria

  • Student Involvement – The project provides hands-on technology use and is not just an equipment purchase for instructor use.
  • Creativity – The project is innovative and challenging to students.
    Goal(s) – The project is clearly defined and designed to enhance the educational experience of the students’ learning.
  • Educational Technology Value – The project is consistent with stated curriculum objectives.
  • Evaluation – Plans for evaluating the effectiveness of the project are appropriate and adequate.

Email Application
To: no later than Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:00 pm EST(Applications received after this time will not be considered). A confirmation email reply will be sent.

The grant money will be awarded during the 2018 NCTIES Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. You must be present to receive your check.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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