Skip to main content

Grants

 

Grants are one way to get money for your classroom. Often times, teacher shy away when they hear the word grant but that translates to a better chance for you and me.

Over the last few years, I received thousands of dollars towards classroom projects and professional developments from grants.

Virginia Professional Educators has a classroom grant and a professional development grant twice a year. The application is simple, open to non-members, and averages $300.  This is how I paid for a large amount of my Master’s degree. The fall grant deadline is quickly approaching so apply soon. 

The National Education Association has a large section of grants available. They have several pages worth of grants. Take a look and see if any work for your situation.

The Virginia Beach Education Association has innovative grants in the fall and spring. While the fall deadline has passed the spring application is open.  This grant has funded many classroom projects of mine totaling in about $3,500. 

Be sure to check your local associations and unions for similar grants.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Pixel Art with Math Problems

    A pixel art activity provides instant feedback and some excitement.  My students enjoy doing these because they can see right away if they are doing the work correct and they also like to race to figure out the picture first.    Integer Operations Add/Subtract Pixel Art This is an online activity where students complete addition and subtraction of integers. The students will input their answer in the table and a color will appear if they are correct. When the students are finished they will have a picture.   Distribute Equations Pixel Art This in an online activity that has students solve equations with the distributive property. Several of the equations also require knowledge of combining like terms after distributing. Students solve the problem and type the answer in the table, if they are correct a color will appear. When the table is filled they will have a picture. One Step Equations Pixel Art This activity is done online in Google Sheets. The students solve each equatio

Pixel Art Activities

    If you are looking for students to practice multiple concepts at once with instant feedback these 2 activities would be great. The first activity hast students write the equation of a line given 2 points.  They start by finding the slope, then the y-intercept, and finally writing the equation.  Each piece along the way will color the picture if they are correct.  I like this instant feedback because my student tend to get frustrated if they do all the work and then when I check it we realize their slope was wrong so they have to start at the beginning again. The second activity is on percent, decimals, and fractions.  This activity requires students to convert between the 3 along with making the fractions mixed numbers.  This is great for middle school classes to practice.  My students tend to struggle with which way to move the decimal so this instant feedback helps them check their answers as they go.   Writing Equations of a Line - Baby Yoda Pixel Art Percent, Decimal, Fraction

Valentine's Pixel Art

            One Step Equations Valentine's Tree Multiplying Decimals Dividing Decimals   Order of Operations Distribute Property Comparing %, a/b, and Decimals  Elementary Comparing Numbers Adding with Regrouping Pixel Art Adding without Regrouping Pixel Art Solving Inequalities Pixel Art