DonorsChoose: Double Your Impact on PD Projects

Starting October 18, 2017, your professional development project can come to life at half the cost thanks to matched donations from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Recognizing that teachers need access to continuing education so that they can be effective educators, the Gates Foundation is thrilled to support professional development opportunities and looks forward to hearing about teachers’ experiences. When teachers invest in their development, they help to create student-ready schools.

Here’s how to qualify:

  • You’re a full-time public school educator who spends at least 75% of the day directly working with students.
  • Create a professional development project by clicking Professional Development on the HI screen.
  • Request the resources or experiences you need to develop your craft as an educator.
  • Everything you request in this project should directly benefit you as an educator, rather than be used in the classroom instructionally.
  • Keep your total project goal under $1200, including all taxes, fees, shipping, and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose.org.

Learn more at DonorsChoose.org.

Teachers and Technology Grant Program

CenturyLink, Inc. is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program opened its application process Oct. 1 for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

Full-time PreK-12 classroom teachers in public or private schools in CenturyLink local service areas are eligible to apply. Visit www.fsrequests.com/CenturyLinkGrantto apply for a grant of up to $5,000. The deadline for applications is noon Central, Jan. 12, 2016.

The program, launched in 2008, has awarded more than $5 million in grants to bring technology to classrooms across the county.  The Foundation will continue its commitment to schools by awarding $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through its 2015-2016 Teachers and Technology program.

Grant winners will be announced between April 1 – May 15, 2016.

Farmer’s Insurance: Thank a Million Teachers

Farmers Insurance wants to thank teachers all across the country and have a genuinely positive impact on the lives of teachers and their students. Every educator that has been thanked on ThankAMillionTeachers.com is eligible to apply for a grant. The winners must use the money to purchase school supplies through AdoptAClassroom.org or have the funds applied toward a professional certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Maximum award: a $2,500 grant. Eligibility: current K through 12 teachers in the United States who have submitted a qualified proposal on www.thankamillionteachers.com.

Deadline: October 31, 2014.

Professional Organizations

Looking for a listing of professional organizations and policy makers? We’ve compiled this comprehensive list as a resource for educators looking to improve their practice and influence change.

 

Fund for Teachers in not associated with any of the organizations and only provides this list as resource.