What Can Title I Funding Be Used For? Blog Feature

By: VariQuest Visual & Kinesthetic Learning Tools on February 4th, 2019

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What Can Title I Funding Be Used For?

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According to the U.S. Department of Education website, the Title I Grant program is meant to provide funding to  disadvantaged Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to improve their academic achievement. The most common of these, Title I - Part A, "...provides financial assistance to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards."

As these funds are meant to improve instruction and provide additional academic support and learning opportunities, they are often allocated towards reading or mathematics curriculum, supplemental programs to reinforce and extend the regular school curriculum, or additional staff members to lead and teach the students. And as we look at the bright future of the job market as it relates to STEM and 21st Century skills, we'd like to give you some ideas for tools that Title I Funding can be used for!

VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Tools are a perfect fit since they are designed with templates and resources to differentiate instruction, impact achievement, and engage every learner. Is your school deciding what to do with its Title I Funds? Consider these possibilities - and how they could benefit your school!

PerfectaSTP Series 380.380Perfecta Series Poster Design Systems

Perfect for: Title I, Parts A & D
Concept Alignment: Differentiated Instruction, Setting Objectives, Reinforced and Explicit Instruction, Cooperative Learning: Peer Editing, Flexible Groups and Scaffold Reading, Comprehension of Similarities and Differences

Why it's a great fit:

  • Post reading and math standards in every classroom
  • Display rubrics and grading expectations
  • Communicate lessons, directions and activities in English and Spanish
  • Incorporate instructional strategies that encourage student engagement
  • Construct learning activities that meet the diverse needs of the 21st century student populations
  • Foster collaborative group work opportunities that allow for the development of both social skills and content mastery
  • Advance critical thinking skills using graphic organizers
  • Reinforce key learning concepts with poster-size learning strategies and reminders
  • Create a print-rich learning environment
  • Enlarge writing prompts and post in the classroom
  • Model how-to-read charts and diagrams with posters
  • Create anchor charts for students to reference when working independently
  • Use posters on walls and floors, and in small groups
  • Create K-W-L charts to activate prior knowledge to improve comprehension and develop subject-related foundations for learning

cutout maker PNGCutout Maker 1800 Digital Die-Cut Machine

Perfect for: Title I, Parts A, C, D, & F
Concept Alignment: Individualized Instruction for ELL and Special Education Students, Classifying and Organizing Key Concepts, Number Concepts, Tracking Student Progress, Letter and Word Recognition, Provide Study Tools to Reinforce Key Concepts

Why it's a great fit:

  • Create interactive word walls
  • Make cutouts of 100 most frequently used words
  • Create phonics activities using word parts
  • Present content in a manner less dependent on language
  • Create reusable manipulatives for discussion webs, math, reading keys, mind mapping and structured note-taking
  • Support concrete learning of English through the use of alphabet cutouts
  • Create student name cutouts to promote letter recognition and sight word mastery
  • Use cutouts to create matching activities that review numbers and their values
  • Use counting manipulatives to help students with one-to-one correspondence, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Create displays with cutouts to track student progress
  • Provide kits with manipulatives to reinforce key concepts at home

Motiva 380.380Motiva 400 Specialty Printing System

Perfect for: Title I, Parts A & F
Concept Alignment: Reinforce Effort and Continuous Progress, Provide Recognition, Provide Study Tools to Reinforce Key Concepts

Why it's a great fit:

  • Recognize individual progress with customized awards
  • Provide immediate positive feedback with on-the-spot recognition
  • Recognize parents with customized awards to increase parental involvement
  • Create progress-tracking awards
  • Create educational flashcards for core subjects
  • Provide kits with flashcards and study aids to reinforce key concepts at home

So there you have it - some great ideas for how to use your Title I Funds to promote 21st Century learning and beyond! Need a one-sheeter for when you're working on your proposal? Download and print that here.

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