ASCD has announced its Teacher Impact Grants program, which will provide direct grants to teacher leaders to fund initiatives that drive transformation for wider impact on improving student outcomes. The Teacher Impact Grants will enable teachers to have a greater impact on the quality of teaching in their classrooms, schools, and districts—and assume greater ownership of student outcomes—by using their robust expertise to accelerate positive change in professional learning at all levels. The program is part of ASCD’s commitment to Teach to Lead, an initiative jointly convened by the U.S. Department of Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and ASCD.
Deborah S. Delisle, ASCD Executive Director and CEO states:
The Teacher Impact Grants will provide teacher leaders across the nation opportunities to develop, expand, and evaluate innovative and ambitious projects focused on making their schools and classrooms more effective communities of learning.
Teachers have a hands-on role, each day, in creating high-quality learning environments for all kids and, therefore, know what efforts will lead to further success. We’re excited to introduce these grants, which will empower teacher leaders to launch and execute projects that are teacher-led, teacher-driven, and teacher-approved.
The application process for ASCD Teacher Impact Grants will open on Monday, May 16. Each application must include an administrator’s signature, ensuring that school leadership is aware of the project’s potential and prepared to provide appropriate support. Grant proposals will be evaluated by a group of peer reviewers selected by ASCD, the U.S. Department of Education, and the NBPTS. Grant amounts will range from $5,000 to $15,000 and will fund teacher leadership projects that will be implemented during the 2016–17 academic year.
For more information about the grant, see the full release.
For more details on the application process, see http://www.ascd.org/programs/teacher-impact-grants.aspx