02-26-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Title
F-14. Teaching American History Grant Professional Development Programs - Creating Modern America

Discussion

The $67,570 professional development funds will pay for the following training for teachers participating in the “Creating Modern America” project:

 

  • Florida Humanities Council -

n            $ 5,500 – to design and deliver a one day workshop, provide visiting scholars, materials, pre-post tests, follow up, etc.

 

n            $21,000 – to design and deliver a three day summer institute, provide visiting scholars, facilities, materials, pre-post tests, etc.

 

  • National Council for History Education

n            $41,070 – to design and deliver a five day summer colloquia, scholars, materials, etc.

 

All training during year three will focus on the topic “The Gilded Age and the Reform Movement”.

 

The writing and submission of this grant was approved by the Board on May 24, 2005, and the acceptance of the award was approved on October 11, 2005.  A copy of this grant is on file in the Office of Secondary Programs, Division of Curriculum and Instruction.

 



Recommendation

Approve the total payment of $67,570 to the National Council of History Education and the Florida Humanities Council for training of participating Brevard social studies teachers during year three (3) of the Teaching American History Grant entitled “Creating Modern America.” 



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/12/2008
Consent after Information2/26/2008

Authority for Action
PL –Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
08-09$67,570No42492302870996400310000

Contact

Wanda L. Gray

Irene Ramnarine

Walter L. Christy

Brenda B. Blackburn