I Love My Librarian Award – Nominate Your Favorite Librarian by Oct. 21

I Love My Librarian Award

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

If a librarian has made a difference in your life or school community, be sure to nominate them for this special national award! Nominations for the 2019-20 award are open through October 21. Continue reading

Troops to Teachers Project Accepting Applications – Deadline: May 1

National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project, Troops to Teachers: Helping Communities and Classrooms Understand the Military Experience. This five-day Institute will recruit and support up to 30 current K-12 educators who are also veterans in a project-based initiative to help classrooms and communities better understand the military family experience. Interested educators should apply by May 1, 2019. Continue reading

30 in 30 Green Grants – Enter by April 30

30 in 30 Green Grants

Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is now accepting applications for 30 in 30 Green Grants! The 30 in 30 Green Grants initiative is designed to empower groups all across Virginia to make an environmental impact in their own communities. Since 2011, KVB has provided $203,000 for 260 different projects throughout the state. KVB awards grants of $500 to $1,000 for projects in each of these four categories: Community Beautification and Greening, Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Cigarette Litter Prevention. The application process is underway and you are invited to apply, but hurry—the deadline is April 30! Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: June 1

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading

Environmental Grants Offered by Dominion Energy – Deadline: Apr. 30

Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy recently announced it will provide up to $1.5 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. Public and private K-12 schools can apply for classroom grants up to $5,000 each for environmental education programs. Since 2003, the Foundation has donated nearly $32 million to projects that protect and improve the environment. Learn more »

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019.

You Could Receive Up to $5,000: Apply for a Shannon Grant by April 19!

The Shannon Foundation wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas. Two levels of proposals are invited for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Level 1 grants, not to exceed $750, will be awarded to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities.
  • Level 2 grants, not to exceed $5,000, may be awarded to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels.

Open the application for all the details! Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 19. Continue reading

CBIC Awards: Nominate an Educator or Student by Jan. 31!

CBIC Logo

The CBIC Awards highlight and honor the region’s educators and students that best embody attributes of innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. The awards seek to bridge the innovative use of technology in the classroom with local businesses to foster collaboration and a sense of community.

Please consider nominating yourself or any of your colleagues for one of the following two awards. Nominations are due by January 31. Continue reading

Shenandoah Region Librarian of the Year – Deadline: Jan. 31

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The Shenandoah Region of the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) is seeking applications for the region’s Librarian of the Year Award. If you know an outstanding librarian, please consider offering a letter of support and encourage him or her to apply for the award. The deadline for applications is January 31, and all applicants must be VAASL members.

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: Feb. 1

The NEA FoundationThe National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading

Upcoming Central Virginia KidWind Challenge Events

KidWind ChallengeAttention teachers of students in grades 4-12: Have you considered organizing a KidWind Challenge Team? This year’s regional event will be held right here in Charlottesville on April 8, 2019! Please consider attending the Coach Training Workshop on November 14 to learn more and receive free equipment to get started in your classroom. (Attending the workshop does not commit you to forming a team.)

The KidWind Challenge is the ultimate wind energy learning experience for students. Continue reading