Teacher Development Grants

Effective educators.

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.

The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.

CONSIDER APPLYING FOR A GRANT IF YOU AND/OR A SMALL GROUP OF YOUR COLLEAGUES …

  • are eager to improve your classroom instruction
  • are willing to document your new approach in detail
  • have an imaginative and well-considered plan for enriching classroom instruction

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

THE McCARTHEY DRESSMAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION CONSIDERS APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM EDUCATORS WHO…

  • …are licensed k-12 teachers employed in public or private schools
  • have the background and experience to complete the project successfully
  • have the background and experience to complete the project successfully
  • are willing to work in collaboration with the Foundation

PLEASE NOTE: A project may have one to many participants involved in its planning and implementation. However, the Foundation does require that each application be submitted in the name of one individual even if there are two or more participants involved in a single project.

SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

JANUARY 15 – APRIL 15

apply online
Preview Teacher Development Grant Application Questions

The email address you submit your application under is the email address that will receive all autoresponders, updates and messages – make sure our emails don’t go to your spam blockers.

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS REPORT

Please submit Teacher Development Progress Report.

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4 thoughts on “Teacher Development Grants

    […] On the Eighth Day of Christmas….I contacted the McCarthey Dressman Educational Foundation with an idea for a professional development project to improve instruction at our school. http://mccartheydressman.org/teacher-development-grants/ […]

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    Melisa Hancock said:
    May 31, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Do you know when grant applicants for the Teacher Development Grants will be notified? Thanks so much!!!!

      hollyrae responded:
      June 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks for your message, Melisa! All applicants are notified by July 15th. Funds are disbursed by August 15th.

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