[library-media] FYI: Academic Enrichment and Teacher Development Grants from McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation

Matt McLain mmclain at utah.gov
Mon Jan 23 11:58:13 MST 2012


McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Announces 2012-13 Academic Year
Grants and Scholarships

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation (
http://www.mccartheydressman.org/ ) seeks to serve as a catalyst in
maximizing the skills and creativity of K-12 educators and in
cultivating pioneering approaches to teaching that result in dynamic
student learning. To that end, the foundation has announced a call for
applications for its 2012-13 Academic Enrichment grants, Teacher
Development grants, and Student Teaching scholarships.
The Academic Enrichment grants program provides funding for in-class
and extracurricular programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic,
and creative abilities of pre K-12 grade students from low-income
households. The foundation considers proposals for projects that aim to
deepen students� knowledge and provide opportunities to expand their
awareness of the world around them. Applications will be considered from
educators who are employed by schools or nonprofit organizations (e.g.,
community centers, museums, etc.); have the background and experience to
complete the project successfully; have direct and regular contact with
students in grades pre-K to 12; work with students from low-income
households; and are willing to work in collaboration with the
foundation. A project may have one to many participants involved in its
planning and implementation. However, the foundation does require that
each application be submitted in the name of one individual even if
there are two or more participants involved in a single project. Grants
will be awarded to individuals in amounts of up to $10,000 per year, for
a maximum of three years. 
Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small
teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking
collaborative K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide
opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage
critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have
the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to
share their results with other teachers. Applications will be considered
from individuals who are licensed K-12 teachers employed in public or
private schools, have the background and experience to complete the
project successfully, and are willing to work in collaboration with the
foundation. A project may have one to many participants involved in its
planning and implementation. However, the foundation does require that
each application be submitted in the name of one individual even if
there are two or more participants involved in a single project. Grants
will be awarded to individuals in amounts of up to $10,000 per year, for
a maximum of three years. 
Student Teaching Scholarships in the amount of $6,000 provide financial
and one-on-one mentoring by foundation members to student teachers in
their final year of teacher education programs at New Mexico State
University; the University of California, Santa Cruz; the University of
Texas at Austin; and West Virginia University.
Complete grant and scholarship program guidelines, summaries of funded
projects, and application materials are available at the McCarthey
Dressman Education Foundation.
Contact:
Link to Complete RFP ( http://www.mccartheydressman.org/ ) 
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