Depending on the district, digital content writers were compensated in a variety of ways. Most districts used their awarded grant funds to offer professional development for teachers in order to prepare them for the creation process. But with that, districts also used funds to pay teachers for their hard work as many teachers created content outside of their contract hours.
Bluffton is the only district within the consortium that housed their digital content in iBooks and My Big Campus. To compensate teachers for their time and energy throughout the 2013-2014 school year, Bluffton paid their teachers a flat rate of $500 for content creation.
Wayne Township provided their content writers substitutes during the school year in order for their teachers to participate in professional development and to give them time to write content. If teachers wrote content over the summer months they were compensated with their summer hourly rate.
Scott County School District 2 also provided substitutes for their content writers so they could take part in a Bundle Writing Training Day. After training teachers were compensated $25 per approved curated lesson.
Southern Hancock supported content creation inside of My Big Campus by compensating their teachers $130 for approved bundles.
Southwest Parke is also a My Big Campus district so their content writers created bundles. Teachers were compensated $30 per bundle that met the high quality bundle criteria.
*Every lesson, unit, and course that was created by the IMAC Digital Content Consortium was created by a practicing teacher.