How to disseminate the results of a grant-funded project


3. At the national level, consider the What Works Clearinghouse of the federal Education Department’s Institution of Education Sciences. You can submit studies for review by going to www.ies.ed.gov. If you can secure permission to present at a national conference, consider answering a Call for Proposals to organizations that have a direct link to your project topic, such as the American Association of School Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the U.S. Distance Learning Association, or the American Library Association.

4. Consider holding a webinar, perhaps in conjunction with one or more collaborative partners in your project. For example, a technology vendor might be willing to include a webinar about the results of your project in its program of already existing webinars that are presented to the education community.

When you describe your dissemination plan in your proposal, you don’t have to indicate that you’ve already been accepted to present at a conference, have a webinar scheduled, or have received confirmation that that an article will be published. However, you should show that you are aware of the various opportunities that are available for dissemination and outline what your steps will be to disseminate the project results to a broad audience. And, of course, if you receive funding, be prepared to follow through on your plan!

(Editor’s note: eSchool News accepts article submissions from educators in the field, and this is another way you can disseminate the results of a grant-funded project to a national audience. For submission guidelines, go to www.eschoolnews.com/submissions or eMail Managing Editor Laura Devaney at ldevaney@eschoolnews.com.)

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