About Innovative Education Endowment
Since 1986 Technology In Education (TIE), now doing business as InnEdCO, holds an annual educational conference for education professionals who work with technology in education. Over the years, the conference has generated excess revenues that have been conservatively invested as savings for the organization. The InnEdCO Board determined that these excess revenues would be best utilized to provide grants to fund deserving initiatives that use technology in schools to benefit the educational program and provide scholarships for education technology professionals to the annual InnEdCO conference.
On April 8, 2013, the InnEdCO Board created a permanent Endowment with assets held and managed for investment and appropriation. The purpose of the Endowment is to provide grants to support the use of technology in education. In that regard, grants may be awarded from the Endowment under the following terms:
1. For individuals who are employed by a public school district or private school in Colorado for tuition and accommodations at InnEdCO's annual conference;
2. For individual classroom projects that are technology based and will be accomplished in a public or private school classroom setting in a Colorado school - applicants must be classroom teacher and must have support of the school Principal, Headmaster, or equivalent position within the school's structure;
3. For public or private school projects that are technology based and will be accomplished in a Colorado-based school - applicants must be a school administrator with support from the school district administration, the school board Chair/President, or equivalent position within the school's structure;
4. For technology based educational projects that involve a multi-school, multi-district, or K-12 educational organization paired with an institution of higher education.
The following individuals and organizations are eligible to receive support under this Endowment:
1. For the InnEdCO conference - individual classroom teachers working in public or private schools in Colorado;
2. For all other grants - individual schools (public or private) and/or school districts (public or private) in Colorado. Such grants may be made in collaboration with other public institutions, nonprofit institutions or educational institutions so long as the responsible applicant is a K-12 public or private school or district in Colorado.
Members of the Innovative Education Grants Committee:
Mike Herr (TIE Board 1994-2012)
Dan More (TIE Board 1999-2011)
Karen M Ortiz (TIE Board 2006-2012)
Kelly Sain (InnEdCO Board 2012-2018)