Archive for November, 2011

How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids

DATE November 28, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Integrating service-learning projects into your curriculum doesn’t have to  add hours to your planning time, and these projects deliver a big payoff for  students. Fowler Unified School District teacher Monica Sigala urges her  colleagues to begin with a short project. “Just start small and let it grow,”  says the teacher of grades 6-7. “Don’t fear [...]

Saucony Run for Good Foundation

DATE November 3, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for youth. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given [...]

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) High School Physics Teacher Grant

DATE November 3, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

The goal of AAPT is to encourage high school teachers to experiment and improve on their teaching practices. The AAPT believes that as teaching practices improve; physics enrollment and excitement among students will increase. Winners of the grant will have procedures that result in better teaching practices, student understanding and interest, and/or increased enrollment. The [...]

The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

DATE November 3, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. Each award will consist of $1,000 in case for the teacher, $1,000 in Vernier Products, and up to $1,000 toward expenses to attend the annual NSTA National Convention. You must be a [...]

Katie’s Krops Grant

DATE November 3, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

Katie’s Krops is excited to announce a new grant opportunity for kids ages 9 to 16 to start a vegetable garden to feed people in need in their communities.  The winner will be awarded a gift card to a garden center in their area (up to $400), support from Katie’s Krops, and a digital camera [...]

Project Ignition Grants

DATE November 3, 2011 LEAVE A COMMENT

The National Youth Leadership Council and State Farm are pleased to announce the availability of $2,000 Project Ignition grants for public high school students and teachers to address teen driver safety through service-learning. Twenty-five schools will be chosen to implement their campaigns from January 2012 to April 2012. The ten best campaigns of the 25 [...]