Funding Options for Knovation Solutions

Funding Alternatives for Knovation Solutions

Federal Funding Options

Title I, Part A: Education of the Disadvantaged

Title II, Part A: Teacher Quality

Title II, Part D: Enhancing Education through Technology (Entitlement Grant)

Title III: English Language Learners

Title V: Innovative Education

IDEA, Part B: Individuals with Disabilities Act

Knovation has identified Federal funding options that can support your district purchase of our solutions to reduce barriers to learning and increase student engagement. For your convenience, we have provided details of these funding options below. For additional funding information, please visit http://www.ed.gov/ and search for the specific fund of your interest.

Title I, Part A Funding: Education of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) funds are used to improve instruction for disadvantaged students (formerly NCLB) by providing additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. Targeted assistance schools design, in consultation with parents, staff and district staff, an instructional program to meet the needs of those students.

Knovation’s solutions help district meet Title I goals by:

  • Enabling differentiated instruction according to each child’s need and learning style by customizing resources by readability levels, identifying resources in a student’s native language, presenting information in a variety of formats, and by providing literacy support tools to assist struggling readers.
  • Providing web-based access to a digital resource library that covers every subject and grade level and can be accessed from any computer, 24/7.
  • Aligning all content in Knovation’s digital resource library to Common Core and state standards and enabling teachers to go directly from a specific standard to a set of aligned digital resources, including lesson plans, resources for enrichment or remediation, and formative assessments.
  • Empowering teachers to use time more effectively to plan lessons and address instruction in personalized ways.
  • Offering opportunities for Professional Development so teachers can improve their ability to leverage digital resources for differentiated instruction, to implement standards and to address 21st century skills.
  • Supporting parents to be more involved and active in their child’s instruction through access from home or wherever they’re comfortable working.

Title II, Part A Funding: Teacher Quality

Title II, Part A funds must be used for teacher professional development, teacher recruitment and teacher retention. Programs and practices must target professional development that goes beyond training on how to use a product.

Knovation’s solutions help district meet Title II goals by:

  • Providing access to programs and activities designed to assist teachers in integrating technology into curriculum and instruction, and that promotes technology literacy.
  • Supporting different knowledge aspects of teaching, with a library of resources that support teaching practice in areas such as Common Core, Curriculum development and lesson plans, among others.
  • Providing quality results to focused academic research, efficiently and consistently.

Title II, Part D Funding: Enhancing Education through Technology (Entitlement Grant)

Title II, Part D funds may be available to your district depending on the technology guidelines defined in your technology plan.

Title III Funding: English Language Learners

Title III is a federal program designed to ensure that English language learners (ELL) or limited English proficient (LEP) students learn English, and meet state academic and student achievement standards.

Knovation’s solutions help district meet Title III goals by:

  • Enabling differentiated instruction according to each ELL and LEP student’s need and learning style by customizing resources by readability levels, identifying resources in a student’s native language, presenting information in a variety of formats, or by providing additional support for struggling readers with literacy support tools.
  • Linking teachers to an entire section of  digital resources specifically designed to support educators in teaching English language learners and helping them develop English proficiency skills.
  • Providing access to a digital resource library that covers every subject and grade level and can be accessed from any computer, 24/7, so students can keep working outside of school.
  • Aligning all content in Knovation’s digital resource library to Common Core and state standards, enabling teachers to go directly from a specific standard to a set of aligned resources, including lesson plans, resources for enrichment or remediation, and formative assessments that can support ELL/LEP students.
  • Offering opportunities for Professional Development so teachers can improve their ability to support ELL/LEP students by leveraging digital resources for differentiated instruction.
  • Empowering teachers to use time more effectively to plan lessons and address instruction in personalized ways.
  • Supporting ELL support groups and parents to be more involved and active in their student’s instruction through access from home with literacy support tools that make them more comfortable working with material in English.

 

Title V Funding: Innovative Education

Title V is designed to increase the academic achievement of, and improve the quality of education for all students.

Knovation’s solutions help district meet Title V goals by:

  • Providing technology enriched instruction and an innovative learning focused set of resources.
  • Includes support resources to serve library and media centers to meet the unique instructional materials requirements for those environments.
  • Supporting at-risk youth by meeting their unique learning needs with resources available in and out of the traditional classroom environment.
  • Enhancing local education reform efforts with materials and resources to ensure more consistency with any statewide reform efforts.

IDEA, Part B Funding: Individuals with Disabilities Act

IDEA ensures that all children with disabilities have a free, appropriate public education available to them that emphasizes special education and related services. Funds are distributed to states to help them provide education in the “least restrictive environment” for children with disabilities. A least restrictive environment is one as close to the regular classroom as possible.

Knovation’s solutions help district meet IDEA goals by:

  • Acting as assistive technologies through the Texthelp text-to-speech component, which adds audio to the text of all the digital content found in Knovation’s resource library.
  • Providing improved access to the general education curriculum and accommodating the needs and skills each student brings to the classroom, consequently supporting the achievement of students with disabilities.
  • Ensuring students with disabilities have the flexibility necessary to meet their educational needs by supporting Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Enabling differentiated instruction according to each child’s need and learning style by customizing resources by readability levels, identifying resources in a student’s native language, presenting information in a variety of formats, or by providing additional support for struggling readers with literacy support tools.
  • Offering opportunities for Professional Development so teachers can improve their ability to support students with disabilities by leveraging digital resources for differentiated instruction.
  • Providing access to a digital resource library that covers every subject and grade level and can be accessed from any computer, 24/7, so students can keep working outside of school.

 

For over 14 years, Knovation has been partnering with educators to create personalized learning solutions. We employ a research-based innovation process to create a more personalized, engaging reality for every learner – one that focuses on the learner as the subject of instruction. Our mission is to reduce the barriers to learning, and by doing so, help K-12 educators nurture the innate desire to learn within every child.

Knovation’s proven solutions can make a real difference for your district, as they already have made a difference for over 27 million students and over 1 million teachers across the country.

netTrekker delivers the industry’s leading digital resource library with over 360,000 learning ready resources expert-curated, tagged and fully aligned to state and Common Core standards.

icurio empowers your district to create a dynamic digital curriculum to successfully make the digital shift and fully engage students with the right content, the right instruction and the right interaction right at the point of learning.

In partnership with K-12 districts, Knovation designs powerful learning experiences for teachers to leverage 21st century strategies, practices, technologies and digital resources to transform how teachers teach and how learners learn.

For more information, please visit www.knovationlearning.com.