Arizona Education Association

Winter 2017

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WINTER 2017 | ADVOCATE 37 Teacher Opportunities LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING GRANTS The NEA Foundation supports NEA and AEA members with $2,000 and $5,000 grants for classroom projects or professional development. These Learning & Leadership grants support AEA members who are 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: Educational grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. With the new school year upon us, now's a great time for members to begin brainstorming grant project ideas. The next deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. Apply online at neafoundation. org/pages/learning-leadership-grants. AEA ED CAMP Ed Camps are participatory events organized by educators for educators. Participants will share strategies and collaborate to identify new resources. Participants bring their favorite, most successful instructional strategies in their subject area to share. Participants are divided by subject area or grade level and spend time: • Sharing and discussing instructional strategies to give your class a boost of novelty. • Time to explore and discuss online resources. • Create professional connections. AEA Ed CAMP will be held on February 10, 2018, at the AEA Region A Offi ce, at 6873 N. Oracle Road, in Tucson. This training is free for AEA members and $20 for nonmembers. Register for the 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. session at Register for the 12 – 4 p.m. session at edcampPM021018. DISCOVERE COLLABORATION GRANTS OVERVIEW Need funding for an engineering outreach program? DiscoverE Collaboration Grants provide funding to support programs that engage youth in the engineering community with hands-on learning. Eligible programs will be led by a group of at least three partnering organizations. Apply online at collaboration-grants. The race for a 2018 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty is now on. Public high schools and middle schools in Arizona that are in need of fi nancial help for their sports programs are urged to apply at Applications must be received by January 15, 2018 for consideration for the 2017/2018 academic year. Qualifying teams can score up to $3,000. Last year, two Arizona schools, Cholla Middle School (Washington District) and Lake Havasu High School, each received $1,000 and were among 79 public middle and high schools from 33 states that shared $83,000 in athletic grants from California Casualty. Many of the schools face economic challenges and have experienced fi nancial reductions to their sports programs. Cholla Middle School used the funds to replace aging volleyball uniforms and Lake Havasu High School purchased football equipment and uniforms. Money Available for School Athletic Programs in Arizona from California Casualty California Casualty

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