Project Ideas

The LIGHT Awards Program believes that teachers are motivated, creative, smart individuals who know what they, their schools, and their students need to thrive. Groups of teachers are asked to identify high-quality professional development opportunities in which they would like to participate. Those opportunities vary widely from attending trainings and sharing learnings with fellow teachers to co-developing curriculum to establishing after-school clubs. Project possibilities are only limited by the creativity of applicants.


    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 project would interest many of my colleagues?
    3. What do my colleagues on the team want to learn most?
    4. If I could learn something to enhance my teaching career, what would it be?
    5. What could I learn to feel more confident and excited about teaching?

    Project Examples

    Train with Experts

    Create a Learning Community

    Explore Instructional Strategies

    Important Dates

    October 4, 2021 LOI Opens for 2022 Grant Cycle
    November 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm LOI Closes for 2022 Grant Cycle
    mid-December 2021 Applications Invited from Select LOIs

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