Project Ideas

Brainstorming

Questions to spark your project idea brainstorming:

  1. What have I always wanted to learn about and pursue, but never had the funding to do so?
  2. What is a project that would empower teachers to meet students’ needs?
  3. What project would interest many of my colleagues? What do my colleagues on the team want to learn most?
  4. What project can my school district and principal support?
  5. If I could learn something to enhance my teaching career, what would it be?

Project Examples

Train with an Expert

 

Build expertise in a specific subject-area by attending a workshop or hiring a consultant.

Train teachers in social and emotional learning.

Prepare to teach using the Common Core standards.

Enhance your classroom experience with creative use of technology.

Learn how to effectively use project-based learning.

Develop anti-bullying approaches and techniques for your school.

 

Create a Learning Community

 

Partner with a museum, corporation or other local resource to bring real-world expertise into your classroom and create unique “beyond the classroom walls” experiences for your students.

Create a digital library of successful, shareable lesson plans or teaching techniques.

Develop cross-disciplinary lessons plans and projects.

 

Build New Tools

 

Create a school or rooftop garden and develop lesson plans using the garden.

Build a mobile science activity cart and develop lesson plans using the cart.

 

Important Dates

Spring
2017
2017 Awardees Announced
May 1
2017
Cohorts 1, 2, and 3 Reunion Event
August 3‑4
2017
2017 Awardee Convening
Fall
2017
Application Process opens for
2018 Grant Cycle

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