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

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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

“Imagine a Day Without Water” Student Art Contest – Submissions Due by Oct. 15

Imagine a Day Without Water2018 Student Art Contest Information

Contest website: Imagine a Day Without Water
2018 Theme: How Do You Save Water? | Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. on October 15
Open to: All Albemarle County & Charlottesville City students, grades 1-8

Open the contest flyer and entry form »
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NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: October 15

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

Nominate a Librarian for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award – Nominations Due Oct. 1

I Love My Librarian AwardOur nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, improving the lives of the people they serve every day. If a librarian has made an impact on you or your community, now is your chance to honor their contributions.

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize librarians in public, school, college, community college, and university libraries for the difference they’ve made in their communities. Nominations will be open until October 1, 2018. Nominate a school librarian today »

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Professional Learning Scholarship Open to Middle School Educators – Apply by June 1

Education FirstEF Educational Tours is offering a full scholarship to middle school educators from across the United States November 2-4, 2018. Winners will be selected on the basis of their interest in and commitment to global education initiatives within their state. All middle school educators (grades 6-8) from Virginia are eligible to apply by June 1. Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: June 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

Apply for a 2018-19 Shannon Grant by April 20

Shannon-Foundation-BannerThe Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas. Two levels of proposals are invited for the 2018-19 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.

New this year: Completed applications may be submitted electronically as a PDF document to shannonfoundation@fastmail.fm by Friday, April 20, 2018. Continue reading