The Shenandoah County School Board approved the implementation of the Instructional
Challenge and Innovation Project at its meeting on September 12, 2013. This project is a new Shenandoah County Public Schools program that provides funding for proposals related to improving instruction through engaging and emergent teaching and learning approaches. Those proposals that are accepted will be given grant monies up to $1000 to implement the strategies and to track the success or limitations to success of these strategies with their students. Successful projects will highlight ways to improve the teaching of essential skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, integration of technology to enhance learning, and many others. These projects will be utilized to identify successful teaching techniques that can be shared and promoted throughout the Shenandoah County instructional staff in summer workshops. Teachers, instructional assistants, and administrators are eligible to submit proposals which describe innovative, research-based instructional strategies that are not widely utilized by SCPS at this time. Partial funding for this project has been generously provided by the Shenandoah County Education Foundation and Shentel. The first round of proposals for the Instructional Challenge and Innovation Project are due to Ebbie Linaburg on October 25, 2013. Click the links below for Questions and Answers and the application.
Click here for the 2013-2014 Presentations and Videos from the June 2104 ICHIP Symposium