Here are two of several grants recently shared by eSchoolNews, each with February deadlines : 1) all-expenses-paid professional development opportunities for middle/high school teachers from the Siemens STEM Academy and 2) a chance for teams of high school students to hone their creativity with inventions for real-life problems, offered by the InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program. (more…)
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The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Shade Structure Program gives grants for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. AAD also provides a permanent sign to be displayed near the shade structure that promotes the importance of sun safety.
Maximum award: $8,000
Eligibility: nonprofit organization or public schools that primarily serve children and teens 18 and younger; demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sun safety and skin cancer awareness by having a sun safety/skin cancer awareness program in place for at least one year prior to application; and are sponsored by an AAD member dermatologist.
Deadline: February 1, 2013.
NEA Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of two purposes. Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
Maximum award: $5,000
Eligibility: public school teachers grades K–12; public school education support professionals; or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grantmaking program. Please contact the funding agency directly for more information.
Reported by Masslive.com on 11/29/12, the town of South Hadley was approved for a provisional grant in the amount of $13,874,014 to go toward the building of a new Plains Elementary School. According to the article: “The current Plains building has a litany of problems, including undersized classrooms and special education resources, antiquated fire protection and lighting, inadequate parking (even for buses), lack of access to natural daylight and fresh air in some rooms (due to additions meant to reduce crowding), heating and ventilation issues and other difficulties.”
Congratulations to Principal Jill Flanders and the South Hadley School Building Committee for obtaining the funding. A town special election to allocate the funds necessary to complete the project will be held on February 26th.
We want to hear from you – what other towns in western Massachusetts are in need of new facilities? What buildings would you like to see improved?
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants help create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate media. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Any acquisition of equipment or payment of personal stipends must be critical to the grant proposal and may not be a major portion of the proposed budget. Any published sources must be documented. Proposals must address the following: the plan for developing and evaluating materials, the connectivity to other fields or disciplines, and anticipated impact on students’ learning.
Maximum award: $4,000
Eligibility: current (as of October 15, 2012) Full Individual or E-Members of NCTM who currently teach mathematics in grades 9–12 at least 50 percent of the school day
Deadline: November 9, 2012.
NCTM: 7-12 Classroom Research Grants support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. The research must be a significant collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades 7–12 classroom teachers.
The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on the following topics: curriculum development and implementation; involvement of at-risk or minority students; students’ thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts; connection of mathematics to other disciplines; focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology; and innovative assessment or evaluation strategies.
Maximum award: $6,000
Eligibility: current (as of October 15, 2011) Full Individual or E-Members of NCTM or those who teach at a school having a current (as of October 14, 2011) NCTM PreK-8 school Membership. The college or university mathematics educator must be a member of the NCTM.
Deadline: November 9, 2011
Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant making program; please content
The Bob Costas Awards for the Teaching of Creative Writing from the College Board support exceptional teachers who through their innovative teaching methods motivate their students to write. Winning teachers are awarded grants to enhance successful projects currently underway. Projects can be carried out in school (public or nonpublic), through an after-school writing workshop, or during a summer program.
Maximum award: $3,000.
Eligibility: teachers from all academic disciplines grades 6-12
Deadline: November 21, 2012
Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant program; please contact the funding agency directly with questions.
State Farm and the National Youth Leadership Council are sponsoring Project Ignition, which funds programs that give high school students and their teachers the chance to work together to address the issue of teen driver safety.
Maximum award: $2,000.
Eligibility: students grades 9-12.
Deadline: November 15, 2012.
Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant program. Contact the funding agency directly with questions.
The American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Teachers Grants enables high school physics teachers to compete for small grants that will support innovative physics programs or activities that seek to increase student enrollment or to enhance student achievement in physics.
Maximum award: $500
Eligibility: High School Physics Teachers who are AAPT members
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant program. Please address all inquiries to the funding agency directly.
The NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants provide funds to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem-solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Maximum award: $5,000.
Eligibility: practicing U.S. public school teachers, public school education support professionals, or faculty or staff at public higher education institutions.
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Note: Please address all questions to the funding organization directly.