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Fitzgerald Innovation Award:

  • Use the exact same title as listed on your Coversheet
  • Project Description (what)*

    • Clearly describe the project, the problem it will solve and its anticipated impact
    • State specifically and explain the measurable goals/objectives of the project
    • Explain how the project is innovative
  • Rationale and Purpose (who and why)*

    • Relate demographics of the target population to the project including instructional levels and characteristics
    • Summarize and cite relevant research supporting how this innovation will support teaching, instruction and learning
    • Specify how the project relates to: School Improvement Plan, TN Standards, Comprehensive School Planning (must address at least one)
  • Implementation & Instruction (when and how)*

    • Outline an estimated timeframe of implementation
    • State specific instructional strategies/classroom activities, skill development, and student products
    • Describe how materials/supplies purchased for this project will be used
  • Measurement and Evaluation*

    • Define the expected results/outcomes of the project
    • Explain how you will measure quantitatively and qualitatively teaching, instruction and learning
  • Budget Narrative*

    • Explain how the proposed expenditures address specific needs of the project
    • Itemize the budget and summarize relevant product information

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