Are you an environmentally minded teacher eager for some “green” to help make your project ideas a reality? Are you involved with Response to Intervention to help all students succeed? Do you have ideas for why the government needs to invest in our children? Here are a few hot opportunities you might want to pursue. Because deadlines are coming up soon, please share this information with others who might be interested.
July 30 is the deadline for green-minded teachers to apply for a “Green Across America” grant from the NEA and Target. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for you to inspire your K-12 students to take innovative, sustainable steps to improve our environment. Get more information and apply via NEA Member Benefits.
August 15 is the new closing date for applications to the RTI Action Network’s free Leadership Network, a year-long mentoring program to help educators plan and implement Response to Intervention programs on the district or building level. The 250 people chosen will receive mentoring and help the RTI Action Network improve its resources. Learn more and submit an application here. The deadline has been extended from July 30 to August 15.
August 16 is the deadline to submit an entry in a video contest sponsored by the Every Child Matters Education Fund. Entrants must be over age 18 and make an original, nonpartisan video of 30 seconds to two minutes long answering the question, “Why should the government invest in kids?” Cash prizes will be awarded! Get more details here.
Do you have an opportunity you’d like to share with fellow IEA members and public education allies? Please send information to Julie Fanselow.