Browse Month: March 2016

How to Finance Your Professional Development

How to Finance PD

Grants aren’t only for schools or classrooms in need. They also support professional development of individual educators. Professional development increases educators’ educational practices and in turn, improves student performance. Educators can receive grants for research, continuing education, curriculum development, or workshops or conferences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Are You the One?: Evaluating Potential Funders

Once you find a promising opportunity, it’s important to take the time to thoroughly evaluate the funder. Writing an application is hard work, and you want to be sure the opportunity is a good fit before you forge ahead.

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Successful Funding: Interactive Learning

Suzanne Costner received a Nickelodeon Big Help Grant from the NEA Foundation to fund materials supplemental to Promethean Boards recently installed in her elementary school classroom. The grant supported the purchase of two sets of ActivExpressions voting pods, a Classroom Jeopardy set, and DVDs with interactive content.

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Top 5 Trending Funding Opportunities

February may be the shortest month, but GetEdFunding’s grant seekers made the most of it by uncovering the latest in education-related funding opportunities. Here are the grants GetEdFunding members enjoyed the most in the month of February.

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Six Questions to Ask Before Seeking Funding

6 Qs to Ask Before Seeking Funding

It can be tempting to jump into the search for funding, but taking the time to ensure you have a clear vision, the right support, and the resources necessary to apply for grants can save you from a fruitless search. Before you begin your funding search, consider these questions.

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