Innovation In Education - Orange County

Since 2014, Cox Communications has awarded more than $250,000 in grants to

 Orange County schools to help fund innovative programs for students in grades K-12. The program invites teachers and educators who work directly with students at least 75% of the time at eligible schools to submit a grant application for innovative classroom projects. 

Deadline to apply is 11/15/19 

Innovation

in

Education

Congratulations to our

2018 Innovation in Education

Grant recipients! 

Innovation in Education grants are open to K-12 public schools, within the Cox South Orange County service area,* for projects that provide creative, technology-based curriculum and enhance the traditional classroom experience by supporting one of the following areas:

  • Skills Based Learning - Develops specific skills and behaviors based on real-life scenarios

  • STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics

  • Digital Literacy - Develop skills necessary to navigate today's online environment

  • Cyber Citizenship (Internet Safety/Cyber-Bullying) - Education that encourages safe and healthy online behavior

 

Applications should include the tag phrase “InnovationOC.”

 

Verify your school is eligible to apply here

The following are are not eligible:

  • Large scale equipment, i.e. Computer Lab

  • Teacher development and /or substitute days

  • Student/Teacher conferences

  • Professional development

Applying for a grant: Teachers and educators can apply by submitting their project application to DonorsChoose.org. To get started, please visit https://www.donorschoose.org/teachers to register and complete your project next steps. Each project application must include the following information:

  • School Name and Grade

  • A write up of the project that addresses the following:

    • Project Description

    • Area of Impact: Competency-based learning, STEAM learning, Digital Literacy, or Cyber Citizenship

    • Clearly demonstrates how it will impact school and students

    • Specifies any specific program that would be implemented through this grant

    • Clearly explains the use of project resources

  • Applications should include the tag phrase “InnovationOC”