Arizona Education Association

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AEA Advocate | Fall 2015 37 RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES RESOuRcES 2016 ARIZONA TEACHER OF THE YEAR The Arizona Educational Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year award. Nominate a teacher you believe qualifi es for the award at NEA FOUNDATION LEARNING & LEADERSHIP GRANTS FOR EDUCATORS Our Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: • Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research • Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information. Apply online at www. grants by October 15. DONORSCHOOSE.ORG The NEA Foundation funds and supports educator-driven solutions to improve student performance. Through their work, the Foundation has learned that the best teaching ideas come from our greatest assets, educators. Teachers have great ideas to help their students learn more, but often lack the resources they need to bring these ideas to life. Last year, through the Foundation's partnership with, they matched public donations to support 1,500 NEA member requests for classroom materials, reaching 120,000 public school students. This year, with your help, the Foundation hopes to reach even more. Visit donorschoose-org for more information. HELP YOUR CLASSROOM FROM CALIFORNIA CASUALTY Enter drawing to win a $200 donation to help Your classroom. The AEA Auto & Home Insurance Program, provided by California Casualty, is offering educators a special opportunity to participate in a monthly drawing to help their class! Complete an Online Auto Quote and automatically be entered. It's that simple. Enter today at help-your-classroom-aea. ACSS ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE The Arizona Council for the social studies (ACss) is hosting its Annual Fall Conference at the beautiful campus of César Chávez High school in Phoenix on saturday, October 24, 2015. This year's conference theme is "social Responsibility: Teaching Global Awareness and Citizenship" and the workshop sessions will be high quality, classroom-ready, standards-based lessons facilitated by experienced teachers and specialists. All conference sessions are 50 minutes in length. The ACss Conference will feature exciting and innovative sessions in all of the following K-12 social studies strands: Civics/Government, U.s. and Arizona History, World History, Geography, and Economics. You may register for the conference at GRAMMY IN THE SCHOOLS: GRANTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS GRAMMY signature school awards are given to high school music programs that are keeping music programs alive and well despite budgets and school politics. Apply online at www. signature-schools/faq by October 22, 2015. ADOBE: CONNECTED SOFTWARE GRANTS As part of the White House's ConnectEd initiative, Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to Title I schools across the United states. Winners will receive Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Apply online at edex. WILD ONES: LORRIE OTTO SEEDS FOR EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM The Lorrie Otto seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other non-profi t educational organizations for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning centers. Funds will be provided only for the purchase of native plants and seed. Apply online at by October 15, 2015. Teacher Opportunities n

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