Smart Start Grant

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    Nassau BOCES has been awarded approximately $500,000 annually for the next five years (2021 - 2026) through the Smart Start Grant. 

    In partnership with NYIT, its goal is to improve the expertise of grade K - 8 teachers in computer science, engineering, and educational technology to prepare their students to be successful in college, career, and citizenship. 

    Now Recruiting Teachers for Year 3!

    Smart Start Grant Recruit Flyer


    Check out the Smart Start Grant 2022-2023 Video Recap Below🎥  


    SMART Start 2022-2023 (Year 2) Website

    (The website is currently under construction)


    Smart Start Grant Participation Handbook 📑

    (Please note this is a live document that is still being updated.)


    Grant Leads

    Nassau BOCES:

    Elisa Maggi

    Dr. Robert Feirsen 

    New York Institute of Technology:

    Dr. Minaz Fazal 

    Participating Districts: TBD

    2023-2024 Cohorts: Computer Science, Engineering/Robotics, Diverse Learners, Content-Area CSDF Integration

    NYIT Cohort Facilitators: TBD

    Grant RFP Narrative

    New York State K-12 Computer Science and Digital Literacy Standards


Smart Start Grant Calendar