Many principals and teachers have been emailing us about our CCSS and Anti-Bullying Workshops. However, many have asked us to help try to find grant funding sources for these given workshops, due to budget cuts.
We have conducted some initial research and here are a few grant sources that any school or teacher can apply for, to use to enrich the professional development for the teachers in your building or to enrich the student body environment with one of our Unlock the Teacher (UTT) student workshops.
Learning and Leadership Grants
The National Education Association (NEA) annually offers grants to both individuals and groups to participate in professional development and carry out study groups, research or mentoring experiences for new faculty. Eligible applicants include PreK-12 public school teachers, public school support professionals, and faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. NEA especially encourages applications from new teachers with less than seven years of experience and education support professionals. Grants are $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. All professional development must have the goal of improving student education.
For K-12 science teachers, Toyota Tapestry Grants provide large ($10,000 each) and mini-grants ($2500 each) to improve science education in a particular school or district. Proposals should develop innovative and new ways of teaching science to motivate students. Projects could include creative use of technology, involvement with industry or curriculum development and implementation. In partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, the goal of these grants is to assist teachers to inspire students for lifetime science learning.
We will continue to research more funding sources and post here as we find them. It is only in the collaborative process that we will be able to make a difference for our students…our future!