Ohio Department of Education Community Connectors Fund ($900,600.00)
From 2014-2019, the Community Connector grant was awarded to the Partnership for Innovation in Education, furthering PIE’s partnership with Ohio Public School Districts and launching CaseLAB® Career Academy. The program featured 5,000 students following case-based, immersion learning labs with industry mentors from over 35 industries including robotics, aerospace, engineering, industrial design, health care, business, agriculture, construction, logistics, and biotechnology with a focus on amplifying efforts encouraging girls and minority students to become engaged in STEM careers – science, technology, engineering and math.
Ohio Department of Education Straight A Innovation Fund Recipient and School District Partner ($1,100,000.00)
From 2013-2018, PIE used transformative case-based learning programs to serve 26 schools in two Ohio School Districts with at-risk and underserved student demographics, reaching 45,000 students, and 6,000 educators. Program funded the development of educator tools and digital STEM curriculum, in addition to providing new career pathway assessments featuring student-created Android and Apple apps gameifying STEM concepts with 14 business, community and arts partners. Grant was awarded by the Ohio Office of Governor and Ohio General Assembly, and served as the first case-based program in the United States serving 7th-12th grade students.
Jacob G. Schmidlapp Fund – Fifth Third Bank Foundation
Funding supports the development of new career pathway and entrepreneurship programs offering experiential “hands on” learning.
Duke Energy Community Foundation K-12 STEM and Workforce Readiness Grants
Duke Energy supports PIE K-12 CaseLAB® and Career Academy programs featuring authentic learning and workforce readiness initiatives in Ohio and Northern Kentucky School Districts developing immersive learning and skills credentialing programs for occupations in energy, environmental science, geology, information technology, drone engineering, conservation, engineering, and data analytics. Grants received beginning 2012 through 2020.
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grant
Funding supports innovative, experiential learning in Ohio public school classrooms with College Credit Plus electives for high school students.