Wednesday, January 23, 2013

TTEC 2013 Applications!

 “I believe every teacher should be a part of such an exciting, integrative,
inspirational program! This is one of the fewworkshops that provided
me with tools, networking opportunities, ideas . . . to enable my classroom to come to life . .. .”
—Jennifer Wyland, Life Science Teacher,Kutztown M.S.,TTEC 2008

Are you a TTEC alumni and want to give someone in your school the nudge to try it for themselves?
Are you familiar with TTEC but been waiting to try it out?
The time is NOW!
The 2013 application is out, and the deadline is March 15!
Please help us spread the word about this incredible opportunity!
Share this link for information about the 2013 program and application:

Some highlights:
  • The Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC) program includes all lodging, meals, and materials.  
  • There is a $50 administrative fee, waived for Appalachian Trail Conservancy members.  To become a member, please visit our website.Presenters include national experts in Place-Based ServiceLearning and Curriculum Development.
  •  You are expected to develop curriculum with an Appalachian Trail focus.
  • Three graduate credits are optional and offered for a fee of $637.50 through Mary Baldwin College. Credits awarded fall 2013.
  • Support for your curriculum development and implementation through an increasing network of educators, as well as A.T. and Trail management partners.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Grant Opportunities!

Posted on December 11, 2012  print    
Deadline: April 30, 2013

ING Unsung Heroes Program Invites K-12 Educators to Apply for 2013 Class Project Awards

The ING Unsung Heroes awards program annually recognizes K-12 educators in the United States for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach.
Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue.
Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive awards of $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. At least one award will be granted in each of the fifty United States, provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Of the one hundred finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards. First place will receive $25,000; second place will receive $10,000; and the third-place winner will receive $5,000. All awards must be used to further the projects within the school or school system.
All K-12 education professionals are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the U.S. and be a full-time educator, teacher, principal, paraprofessional, or classified staff member working on a project with demonstrated effectiveness in improving student learning. Previous recipients of ING Unsung Heroes awards are not eligible to apply for another award.
Complete program guidelines, the application form, and information on previously funded projects are available at the ING Web site.

Posted on December 18, 2012  print    
Deadline: February 10, 2013

Youth Service America Accepting Applications for Disney Friends for Change Grants

Administered by Youth Service America, the Disney Friends for Change grants program is designed to help young people in the United States make lasting, positive change in the world. The program will support community-service projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others.
Grants of $1,000 will be awarded for youth-led service projects that demonstrate youth leadership, creativity, and a commitment to making a positive community impact. Service projects can be in any field, including the environment, human services, the arts, and athletics.
Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 in all fifty states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. (Youth younger than 13 years of age must have an adult prepare and submit their application.)
For complete program guidelines, the application, and information on past Friends for Change projects, visit the YSA Web site.

North Carolina NCCAT participants

North Carolina NCCAT participants
At the Wayah Bald Fire Tower

Mary Jane

Mary Jane
On top of Silers Bald