Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contest, Etc

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contest, Etc

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

Teachers of grades K-6 exhibiting exemplary skills in teaching earth science are eligible for the Barrick Goldstrike Exemplary Elementary Earth Science Teaching Award, sponsored by Barrick Goldstrike Mines, Inc. Candidates must have designed and taught earth science lessons or curricula using innovative hands-on earth science materials with students and promoted instructional programs in elementary earth science. The award winner will receive a laptop computer; $2,500 for classroom science materials or equipment; and all-expense-paid trips to the NSTA national conference and the Nevada Mining Association's Minerals Education Workshop. Nomination forms, due by November 15, are available at www.nsta.org/programs/barrick.shtml or through a fax-on-demand system at (888) 400-NSTA or (703) 312-9399.

Wallace-Readers' Digest sponsors the Ventures in Leadership program, providing grants from $5,000 to $50,000 to implement innovative, dynamic leadership programs for school administrators. Grant implementation may take place over two years. The grant is a part of the Wallace-Readers' Digest Leaders Count initiative, intended to support the improvement of classroom learning, strengthen the preparation of talented educators to become school leaders, and improve the conditions under which administrators work. Applications may be submitted through November 36. Information is available at www.wallacefunds.org/programs/ventures.cfm.

American Honda Foundation Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000; eligible applicants include K-12 schools and districts, education institutions, nonprofit scientific and education organizations, and national programs involved with curriculum development that encourage innovative education methods and techniques. Projects funded focus on math, science, the environment, and technology. The foundation also supports youth job-training programs. Applications for the latest round of quarterly funds are due November 1. To obtain application materials, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Kathy Carey, American Honda Foundation, P. …

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