BRI’s Behavior Research Published

 

 

Brockport Research Institute is pleased to share a new publication by NYSERDA that features an update on one of our projects.  NYSERDA’s behavior research pilots use science-based strategies to overcome cognitive barriers to clean energy adoption and behavior change and support the Reforming the Energy Vision Program (REV).

Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s comprehensive energy strategy for New York. REV helps consumers make more informed energy choices, develop new energy products and services, and protect the environment while creating new jobs and economic opportunity throughout the State.

6 pilots are featured in this study.  The third pilot featured, “Influencing condo/co-op boards in NYC to upgrade common area lighting to LED lighting” (page 6 in study),  was completed by BRI.  Click here to see the full publication.

 

 

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Anticipated Grant Opportunities

 

 

Looking for new grant opportunities?  Get ahead of the game and discuss with your leadership team now whether you want to pursue these grants when they are announced!  Give yourself time to plan ahead and line up necessary support for your grant application, so your team will be ready.

There are several anticipated new grants from the New York State Education Department, further details will be published as we have them:

2018-2023 Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI-BE/ESOL).  The anticipated release date was 10/2/17 but as of this posting, further information has not yet been released.

Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP).  Anticipated release date is 11/1/17.

Teacher Opportunity Corp (TOC).  Anticipated release date is 11/1/17.

Teacher Leader Quality Partnerships (TLQP) (Educational Leadership Program Enhancement).  Anticipated release date is 1/2/18.

Teacher Leader Quality Partnerships (TLQP) (In-Service PD Program).   Anticipated release date is 1/2/18.

Is your district interested in applying for these grants and in need of a grant writer or project evaluator?  Check out BRI’s services in these areas.  To see a current list of grants being administered through NYSED, visit the grant page at NYSED.

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Two new grants available from NYSED!

 

 

There are two new grants being offered from the New York State Education Department:

Due Date: 11/15/2017
 
Due Date: 11/22/2017
 
BRI offers grant writing assistance as well as external evaluation services.
 
We are a certified MWBE and can help you meet your MWBE goals as an External Evaluator or Provider of Professional Development.
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Newburgh Enlarged City School District receives CCLC Grant

BRI congratulates the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for their successful 21st Century Community Learning Center proposal!

The 21st CCLC program provides funding for community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly in high-poverty and low-performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science.

BRI is proud to partner with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for this program!  For more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center Proposal, see our overview here.

Brockport Research Institute provides project evaluation for 3 other CCLC Grants, including Sodus School District, Ithaca School District and Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School.
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Try our new Professional Development Classes this October

Brockport Research Institute has an extensive catalog of Professional Development courses to suit a variety of PD needs.  See our 2017-2018 Course Catalog here.  This month, we are offering 2 different classes – Evaluating Educational Initiatives and Grants 101:  An Introduction to Grant Writing

Grants 101: An Introduction to Grant Writing
Course Description: 
BRI President and CEO Dr. Sara Silverstone will provide an overview of the grant writing process for educational, government, and not-for-profit organizations. From identifying government, corporate and private funding opportunities that best match an organization’s needs to drafting a compelling, data-based narrative, “Grants 101” will help new grant writers to understand the funding process, create a competitive proposal, and communicate with program managers and private funders before, during, and after the funding process.  Please register online or call the Business & Social Sciences Division at 585-428-8130.
Date:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time:  10:00am – 11:30am
Location:  Central – Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library
Cost:  FREE
Intended Audience:  School District Office Leaders, School Site Leaders, Program Directors, Grant Professionals

 

Evaluating Educational Initiatives
Course Description:
Data-driven decision-making requires the systematic collection and analysis of valid data, which is what program evaluation is all about. During this session, Brockport Research Institute President, Dr. Sara Silverstone and Director of Evaluations, Tracy Herman, will provide an overview of program evaluation, including the importance of defining the evaluation questions/purposes, identifying data collection tools to measure the data necessary to answer those questions, and the process of data collection, analysis, and reporting. Attendees will then participate in a facilitated discussion on how to apply evaluation approaches to monitoring the implementation and outcomes of behavioral and curricular initiatives such as PBIS/RTI, Character Education or next generation NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards. Attendees will gain knowledge in the fundamentals of program evaluation as well as the application of evaluation approaches to assess and improve educational initiatives.
Date​: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time​: 8:00-11:00
8:00AM – 8:30AM – Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 11:00AM – Presentation
Location​: Genesee Valley Boces, Leroy, Room E
Cost:  $15.00 (includes breakfast)
Intended Audience:  School District Office Leaders, School Site Leaders, Program Directors, Grant Professionals

 

 

 

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Technology Teacher Grant

Teachers, share your tech-focused lesson plan, and win up to $1,000 for your classroom.

The Beacon is offering teachers a chance to earn up to $1,000 for purchasing classroom supplies or technology for their classroom. In order for teachers to be eligible to win, they need to submit a tech-focused lesson plan no later than 11:59 PM ET on December 9, 2017 and follow all the guidelines.
View the complete details here.

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Back to School with BRI

Brockport Research Institute (BRI) can help with all of your Professional Development needs this year!  From a set curriculum to a customized program, we have an extensive network of experienced instructors that will give your organization many choices and resources to fit whatever needs you may have.  

Our Professional Development/CTLE Course Catalog for 2017-2018 is now available. To see how we can help your organization with it’s professional learning needs, check it out!

A few highlights from our Catalog

  • Evaluations
  • Grant Writing
  • Wellness and Physical Fitness
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Leadership
  • STEM Workshops
  • Pedagogy

Don’t see a course that fits your needs?  Ask about our customized programs!

Brockport Research Institute is a  NYS Approved CTLE Sponsor and a NYS certified M/WBE.

 

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Grant Opportunity: The Farash Foundation Possibility Grant

Grant: The Farash Foundation Possibility Grants address the need for funding for smaller 501(c) (3) organizations whose social entrepreneurial projects face limited funding opportunities. The grant supports social entrepreneurial projects that demonstrate fiscal responsibility while changing social needs, creating jobs, and generally helping people in challenging situations. Non-profit organizations can apply for a 1-year grant to support a range of projects, such as purchasing equipment, facility repair, short-term pilot programs, bridge funding until a known revenue stream begins, or skill development training for staff. Indirect costs that are integral to the infrastructure of the organization and necessary to ensure a viable organization, with a maximum of 15% of the grant request, may be considered for funding. This could include rent, utilities, wages for administrative staff, office supplies, telephone service, and equipment. Please read the RFP before applying.

Eligibility: 501 (c) (3) organizations based in Monroe or Ontario counties of New York State.

Amount: $5,000-25,000

Dates: Opens August 2, 2017   Due Date: August 23, 2017   Award Date: October 25, 2017

Website: http://www.farashfoundation.org/Default.aspx?RD=5128

For program/content information: Isobel Goldman at 585-218 9855 x 1802 or igoldman@farashfoundation.org

 

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Grant Opportunity: Exemplary School Models and Practices (ESMP), A New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Grant Opportunity: Exemplary School Models and Practices (ESMP), A New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Anticipated Release Date: August 8, 2017

Purpose: The purpose of the ESMP grant is to close the achievement gap and increase academic achievement and college and career readiness (CCR) of students in urban school districts, with an emphasis on boys and young men of color. Grants are awarded to districts that will develop and/or expand exemplary high quality college and career readiness school models, programs and practices that demonstrate cultural and linguistic responsiveness, and emphasize the needs of boys and young men of color.

Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process for the Exemplary School Models and Practices grant.

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NAIKU Teacher Team School Grant

The NAIKU Teacher Team School Grant combines professional development and next-gen classroom assessment software to provide the information and tools required for learner-centric assessment in a team environment.
Award Details
• 30 Teacher Team School Grant awards will be granted
• Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis through September 30, 2017
• Awards include professional development and campus subscription to Naiku next generation assessment software valid from time of award through June 30, 2018
• Teacher teams that wish to use learner-centric common assessments to inform instruction and/or personalize learning for all students are encouraged to apply
For more information, click here.

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