Reminder: Apply for a Shannon Grant by April 16

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Every year, the Shannon Foundation awards up to 20 grants ranging from a few hundred dollars to $5,000 to teachers in the Albemarle County and Charlottesville City school divisions. Albemarle County teachers usually earn more than half of these grants, which support innovative learning ideas in classrooms from the earliest learners to high school. In fact, many of our teachers have received awards in multiple grant years.

The process to apply for financial support is simple, and it takes only a few minutes to complete the online grant application. The deadline to apply is two weeks from today, Friday, April 16. Continue reading

Golden Apple Awards: Nominations Open March 1 – April 30

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In a year unlike any other, it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work and dedication of our teachers.

Please help us honor your favorite teacher by nominating them for a Golden Apple Award. This year, our sponsor, Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry, will provide each award winner with a $500 grant to use in the classroom. Nominate your favorite teacher today!

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Shannon Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications – Apply by April 16

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Every year, the Shannon Foundation supports our teachers by funding their best ideas for classroom programs or projects. The Foundation offers two levels of financial support: Level 1 grants of up to $750, which are awarded to individual teachers or a team of teachers with an innovative or unique learning idea, and Level 2 grants of up to $5,000, which are awarded to school teams, led by a coordinating teacher or building administrator.

This year, the Shannon Foundation has made it even easier to apply: Teachers can visit the Shannon Foundation’s Grants page and apply directly. All submissions must be received by April 16, 2021. Continue reading

Naiku Innovative Teacher Grant – Awards Granted Monthly

Naiku LogoThe Innovative Teacher Grant is for K-12 classroom teachers in public or private schools that seek to employ learner-centric assessment methodologies to engage and motivate students, differentiate instruction, and personalize learning for all students. The award combines professional development and next-gen classroom assessment software to provide teachers the guidance and tools necessary to successfully implement learner-centric assessment methodologies in the classroom. Approximately 10 new awards are granted each month, and applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.