Intel Online Learning Initiative: Creating Connections
The closure of schools during this time exacerbates an existing crisis in education for children in poverty, millions of whom do not have access to computers or internet to enable virtual learning. These children are isolated without educational support and are falling even further behind. First Book, Intel Corporation®, CDW Logistics LLC and LEGO Foundation recognize that districts are struggling to support remote learning now and will need to support students overcoming the impact of COVID-19 and summer learning loss in the next school year. Through this initiative, these partners have joined forces, combining unique assets and capabilities, to provide a holistic learning solution to support your efforts.
Intel and CDW are generously providing personal computers, software, configuration services and digital learning resources. In addition, each awardee will receive a stipend to address home internet connectivity for kids in need. School district Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Education Service Agencies (ESAs) and district leadership are invited to participate in an award process to apply for up to 350 Windows and/or Chromebooks for their Title I students to use for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency, and to support students as they overcome the impact of COVID-19 and summer learning loss in the next school year. After the world adjusts to a new normal, these PCs can be used by the school district in support of your Title I schools’ needs.
Additionally, districts serving students in grades 2-8 can request LEGO Education Solutions to support STEAM learning at home and in school. These LEGO Education Solutions (donated by LEGO Foundation) are designed to strengthen students 21st century skills by engaging them in real world problem solving. Whether in a remote setup or a classroom, LEGO Education Solutions provide guided experiences to build student confidence.
- The computers and LEGO Education Solutions will be distributed to Title I or Title I-eligible schools through a grant process. Grant applications must be submitted by a LEAs, ESAs or district leadership. Here is an RFP that provides more information on that process.
- Here is a Q&A providing answers to questions that have been posed about the application process.
- Here is a link to the application.
- LEAs, ESAs and district leadership need to register with First Book to apply. It’s free, fast and easy. Here’s a step-by-step registration guide.
See below a webinar recording discussing the grant application process.