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.

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

Toshiba Grants for K-12 Educators

Toshiba LogoToshiba America Foundation accepts grant applications from K-12 teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.

Elementary teachers (K-5):  Apply by October 1 for a $1,000 grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into your classroom. Learn how to apply »

Secondary teachers (6-12): Toshiba accepts grant requests for $5,000 or less on a rolling basis. Requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year on May 1 and November 1. Learn how to apply »

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.