FEB 1, 2015:  Apply for NEA Foundation Grants

Have a new idea that will strengthen teaching and learning? Apply for a grant from the NEA Foundation. The next deadline is February 1, 2015


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Apply online for learning and leadership grants.

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Read about Hawaii grantees:

$5,000 Learning and Leadership Grants - January 2015

Michael Wooten 2014
Above, Mr. Michael Wooten presents his work to teachers attending the HSTA Summer Leadership Training.

Michael Wooten
Meghan McCormick
James Campbell High School
Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Project:  Through “Learning First Hawaii,” Mr. Wooten and a group of educators from Hawaii will conduct a detailed study of teacher professional development.  The study will use quantitative, qualitative, and academic research to identify areas of need and examine Hawaii’s structural impediments to delivering the types of high-quality professional development that would most benefit students.  The work will culminate with a paper that will lay out ways to improve the methodology of how professional development is chosen and delivered.

Loretta Sherwood-Labrador
Geneva Castro-Lichtenstein
Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School
Kualapuu, Hawaii

Project:  To address structural changes within their school, Ms. Sherwood-Labrador and Ms. Castro-Lichtenstein will establish an on-site collaborative leadership training program for classroom best practices.  The program will use an evidence-based distributed leadership process that will improve instruction and build staff communication, evaluation, and leadership skills.  The training will assist educators as they adjust to lengthened school days as well as the addition of science, visual arts, writing, speaking, physical education, and Hawaiian culture classes.

Dr. Sandy Kameli
West Hawaii School District
Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Grades K-5, Computers / Technology
Partner(s): Patti Robinson
Learning & Leadership Grant
2014, Fall

Project:  Through “iMentor,” veteran educators will use tablet technology to work with first-year teachers to record evidence and collect classroom data. The project will bridge generations of educators and allow them to collaborate to improve learners’ futures. Ultimately, the teams will share information gathered throughout the year with colleagues on the program’s website.

Jennifer Ainoa
Molokai Middle School, Hoolehua, HI Student Achievement Grant

More Hawaii Grantees at http://www.neafoundation.org/listings/grantee-archive/?filter%5Blabel%5D=State&filter%5Btype%5D=2&filter%5Bvalue%5D=HI

The NEA Foundation has invested more than $7.1 million in teaching grants to support the work of almost 4,500 educators from every state in the country to help students succeed. Each year, the Foundation awards approximately 150 Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants. The latest grants were awarded to 42 educators across 22 states for a total of $168,000 to support educators’ efforts to improve teaching and learning. Learn more about grant opportunities on neafoundation.org.