Classroom Innovation Grant applications due Friday

A reminder to Springfield and Greene County educators (public and private): Applications for our Springfield-Greene County Classroom Innovation Grant round are due by 5 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 5. These grants are available for Springfield, Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Logan-Rogersville, Pleasant Hope, Republic, Strafford and Willard school districts, plus all Springfield and Greene County private schools.

Classroom Innovation Grants are a partnership with Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Greene County’s school districts to support programming and teaching methodology within classrooms that foster an environment of innovation and creativity for students. The changes taking place in education and the workforce to adapt to 21st-century learning center around creativity, communication and collaboration. These grants support learning opportunities that reflect and promote these principles and essential skills.

Application Criteria:

  • Grants may be submitted by teachers, staff or principals.
  • Grant proposals must be a collaborative project with another teacher, classroom, grade level or school. All partnering teachers must help create and sign grant proposal. Proposals must list all participating partners in the program description, including principals, and participate in the grant interviews by the Classroom Innovation grant Panel.
  • Grants should include plans of measuring the project’s impact within the classroom.
  • Grant proposal may request funding up to $2,500, from the $30,000 made available to districts for this program through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
  • Applications will not be accepted for food items, stipends, salaries, and cost of substitute teachers or capital improvements.
  • Proposals involving technology must follow the district IT guidelines for approval. Please review guidelines prior to submitting the proposal, available through this link.

Proposal deadline for projects that take place during second semester of the 2014-15 school year will be Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5 p.m.

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