Deadline for VAHPERD’s Annual Film Festival Competition Extended to Mar. 15

VAHPERD LogoThe Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) has extended the due date for the 2017-18 Film/Video Competition to March 15, 2018. This competition is part of VAHPERD’s Choose Your Vibe – Arrive Alive underage drinking and impaired driving campaign funded through a highway safety alcohol grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The competition allows middle and high school students to develop short persuasive videos that encourage students to make safe and healthy choices, and by doing so prevent underage drinking and impaired driving. View the contest manual for more information »

Inclusion Project: Submit a Mini-Grant Application by Jan. 29

VCU School of Education Partnership for People with DisabilitiesThe Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, supports the Inclusion Project, a youth-led initiative to increase disability awareness in schools. Beginning January 2018, the Inclusion Project is pleased to announce it is offering up to 6 mini grants (max: $2,000) to support K-12 schools interested in planning an Inclusion Project event. Applications must be received by January 29. Open the Mini-Grant Application Form »

Questions? Please contact Jack Brandt at 804-828-1365 or brandtj@vcu.edu.

Two New NCTM Grants With November Deadlines

NCTMThe National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has announced two NEW! grant opportunities with November deadlines:

Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms | Deadline: Nov. 30
A grant of up to $4,000 will be awarded to a PreK-12 school for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics.

Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant | Deadline: Nov. 06 Continue reading

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History Student Writing Contest – Enter by Nov. 10

Strong Men & Women in Virginia History 2018The Library of Virginia, in collaboration with Dominion Energy, invites high schools students in Virginia to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in the 2018 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student writing contest. Students should submit their 400-word essay online by midnight on Friday, November 10, 2017, for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for their school. Four winning essays will be chosen, one from each of the four regions in the state. View the essay prompt and judging criteria »

NEA Foundation Grants – Next Deadline: February 1

The NEA FoundationThe National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers two grant opportunities for educators: 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

Design for Change Challenge – Submission Deadline: May 15

Design for Change USADesign for Change USA has launched their 2017-18 challenge! Design for Change is a global movement of young people who are changing the world!

How does it work? Any group of young people (K-12) with an adult mentor (teacher, parent, youth leader, or coach) dreams up and leads social change projects in their own schools or communities using the Design for Change methodology—Feel. Imagine. Do. Share. The deadline for teams to implement and submit their projects is May 15, 2018. Continue reading

Global Citizen Scholarship – Student Applications Due Nov. 1

Education FirstHigh School Teachers: The 2018 Global Citizen Scholarship is a competitive (and free!) scholarship opportunity open to any student in grades 9-12 (excluding previous participants). Recipients will earn a free trip to the technology-focused Global Leadership Summit in Berlin, Germany, next July, where they’ll collaborate with other young, passionate leaders to design solutions for the evolving technological landscape, and even compete to have those solutions featured in Stockholm’s Nobel Museum. Continue reading

2017 Student Art Contest: Imagine a Day Without Water – Enter by Oct. 16

Imagine a Day Without WaterWith rain levels lower than in past years, staff and students are encouraged to conserve water in our schools and at home by minimizing nonessential water use. To help students connect to the importance of water, students in grades 1-8 are invited to enter the 2017 “Imagine a Day Without Water” Student Art Contest. Poster entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 16. (If you are a teacher with a large number of posters, you can arrange for a pick up at your school.) Contest flyer and entry form »

New theme: Why does every drop count? Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grants – Next Deadline: October 15

The NEA FoundationThe National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers two grant opportunities for educators: 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