Teacher Development Grants, deadline April 15th

MDEF_LogoThe McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.

The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking 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. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.

CONSIDER APPLYING FOR A GRANT IF YOU AND/OR A SMALL GROUP OF YOUR COLLEAGUES:

  • are eager to improve your classroom instruction
  • are willing to document your new approach in detail
  • have an imaginative and well-considered plan for enriching classroom instruction

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

THE McCARTHEY DRESSMAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION CONSIDERS APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM EDUCATORS WHO:

  • are licensed k-12 teachers employed in public or private schools
  • have the background and experience to complete the project successfully
  • have the background and experience to complete the project successfully
  • are willing to work in collaboration with the Foundation

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

JANUARY 15 – APRIL 15

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