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Grant Opportunity

2021-22 OER Development Grant: Supporting Students who are Emergent Bilingual

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The Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Open Learning team are pleased to announce a new grant opportunity focused on designing open educational resources (OER) to support students who are emergent bilingual. Resources developed as part of this grant will be shared statewide on the Oregon Open Learning Hub

This exciting and valuable grant opportunity supports the Oregon Open Learning touchstones of equity, empowerment, and efficacy by producing free, openly-licensed, and high-quality instructional resources for educators of secondary emergent bilingual students. 

Grant participants will:
  • Deepen their expertise in language development strategies through engagement with high-quality professional learning
  • Embed strategies in open educational resource (OER) lesson plans
  • Iterate resources through a cycle of piloting, reflecting and revising
  • Evaluate resources for quality
  • Receive a grant award of $5,000 per educator to honor the time, effort, and collaborative work involved to develop high quality resources for students.
Who Should Apply
  • Secondary (grades 6-12) teachers licensed or registered in Oregon 
  • Educators are encouraged to apply as part of a team 
  • Teachers who have experience working with students who are emergent bilingual
How to Apply
  • Read through the full RFA and attend the Pre-Application Conference (or view the webinar recording - available after 10/4/21)
  • Demonstrate approval to apply by getting the Assurance Letter signed by an authorized representative of your Institution (school district, charter school, or education service district)
  • Develop your responses to the application questions
  • Submit your application through the application form. Responses must be submitted through the form, not as an attached document. The signed Assurance Letter must be submitted with your application. 
Applications must be submitted by noon on October 25, 2021.

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