Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

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Looking for funds to make and innovative technology project possible? Seeking recognition for outstanding teachers or students in your district? Here's the latest scoop on some great opportunities.

* The Gateway Foundation sponsors Teach America!, which awards grants for 12-month online training subscriptions for schools, school districts, and other educational institutions. Applicants must be a teacher, K-12 school, or other nonprofit educational institution. The application must show a demonstrated need for technology training for teachers and a plan for how technology will be used to enhance instruction. Submissions are ongoing. For more information or an application form, visit www. gatewayatwork.com/teachamerica/. Requests for applications may also be mailed to Executive Director, The Gateway Foundation, P.O. Box 919090, San Diego, CA 92191-9090; or faxed to (858) 799-2645.

* Dow Education Initiatives for K-12 schools are available to qualifying applicants in and around the areas where Dow Chemical Company is located. Priority subject areas are math and science, teacher training, and parent involvement. Further priority is given to national, state, and local programs that benefit Dow communities; programs that promote systemic education reform in math and science; and school districts and school boards. Awards vary depending upon program needs and include cash or product donations, support for research grants, in-kind services, or volunteer time. Submissions are ongoing. For additional information and an online application, visit www.dow.com/about/ corp/social/gen_fund.htm. To see examples of programs supported by Dow's education initiatives, visit www. dow.com/about/corp/social/naep.htm.

* The Charles A. Dana Foundation supports innovative programs that foster creative performing arts in schools. Grants of up to $75,000 for a two-year period are for teachers, student teachers, art specialists, or professional artists who work in schools with teachers. Priority is given to projects that are brought from, or taken to, New York City; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and their surrounding areas (within a 50-mile radius). The first step in the application process is a letter of intent, due October 15. …

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