WFSU would like you know to know about a wonderful grant opportunity sponsored each year by the Community Classroom Consortium (CCC). The Teacher Grant program has been in existence since 2008. Teachers must submit an online application for the program by November 15th. Five $300 grants will be awarded. The application must be completed online and can be found at:
The applications are judged by a committee consisting of CCC general and board members on the following criteria:
- Number of students who will benefit;
- Creativity of project or innovative approach;
- Potential for sustainability and/or replication;
- Cost effectiveness and realistic budget;
- Engage a CCC member organization in the project;
- Potential to enhance instructional skills; and
- Description of measurable objectives.
The following are eligible to apply for the grants:
K-12 teachers from public schools or accredited private schools who
- teach during the traditional school day;
- are located within a 50 mile radius of the Tallahassee/Leon County area (area includes Monticello, Greenville, Madison, Perry, Carrabelle, Bristol, Blountstown, Chattahoochee, Gretna, Quincy, and Havana, Florida as well as Bainbridge, Pelham, Cairo, Thomasville and Quitman, Georgia);
- are directly involved with the project and agree to act as the responsible party and contact person; and
- comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, including but not limited to those that bar discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disabilities.
The applications are due by November 15th and teachers will be notified by December 15th. The award must be spent within the 2012-2013 school year.
To read the full description of the grant please go to: http://www.communityclassroom.com/projects/grants/index.php
Ready, set,…school! It’s the start of the school year and there are lots of ways that you can help your child get ready for the classroom. On SesameStreet.org your child can practice the alphabet, learn new words, and develop early math skills. But ABC’s and 123′s are just part of the equation for school success. You’ll also find tips, videos, games, and activities about getting a good night’s sleep, eating healthy foods, taking turns, and other habits of super students. Visit: http://www.sesamestreet.org/home for a wealth of fun and useful information… for parents and for teachers too!
Children can visit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood online at pbskids.org/daniel where they can play games and watch videos.
The site’s social-emotional themes give children the chance to learn about everyday experiences and feelings. They will role play with Daniel as he gets ready for bed, plays “doctor,” or washes, brushes and flushes in his bathroom! Kids will have creative fun and find ways to express their feelings with music and artwork.
And they’ll drive Trolley around the Neighborhood where they can pick up Daniel and his friends. While they’re having fun, they’ll be learning a little bit more about their place in the world.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will air on WFSU beginning September 3rd, 11:00 am ET Monday through Friday.
This new American Graduate website section highlights the best of public media’s interactive resources and educational projects for use with middle school and high school students, multimedia productions created by youth, and professional development videos for educators.
The 800+ resources featured here are designed to bring educational content to life in engaging and innovative ways, and include games, activities, quizzes, quests, and other interactive experiences. The materials span the curriculum, exploring the arts, careers, ESL, health & sports, language arts, math, media production, science & engineering, and social studies in ways that capture students’ interest and imagination.
We invite educators, students, and parents to use these resources in the classroom and beyond. Visit the resources by clicking here!