I'm sending in three parts a list of grants, awards, and resources from the the Teach For America website. (Thank you, TFA.) Not all are directly related to science, so please pass along to your colleagues.
-ML Grants and Awards November 15 SCIENCE The California Coastal Commission's Whale Tail License Plate Grants Program is now accepting applications for funding to support programs that foster an appreciation of California's coast, marine life, or watersheds, with an emphasis on reaching underserved youth. Deadline: November 15, 2001. See http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/plate/plgrant.html for more details and the application and guidelines. November 15 FILMS IN SCIENCE The Science Screen Report Inc., in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, sponsors the Science Screen Report Award. K-12 science teachers who have used commercially available films or videos to develop a science unit or theme are encouraged to apply. One winner receives $1,000 plus up to $500 to attend NSTA's national convention. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100; fax (888) 400- NSTA; www.nsta.org. Nov 15 READING AND TECHNOLOGY The International Reading Association and TLC School, a division of the educational software publisher Learning Company Inc., announce the 2002 Presidential Award for Reading and Technology. Educators creatively using technology to help students read are encouraged to apply. One grand-prize winner receives a laptop computer and $1,000 of reading software from the Learning Company. The winner also gets an expenses-paid trip to the IRA's annual conference in San Francisco. Up to seven regional winners from the United States, one winner from Canada, and one winner outside North America each receive $500 of reading software. Individuals may nominate themselves or others; all nominees must be full-time educators who work directly with students ages 5 to 18. For more information, contact: Executive Office, International Reading Association, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 221; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]; www.reading.org. November 15 SCIENCE AWARDS The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with various corporate and association sponsors, offers a number of awards for K-12 science teachers and principals. The criteria for awards vary, but most applicants are judged on innovation and commitment to teaching. Sponsors include the Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other government associations; Ciba Specialty Chemical Education Foundation; Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc.; Toshiba America Inc.; Estes Rocketry and the United States Space Foundation; Dow Chemical Co.; Sears, Roebuck, and Co.; and the Drug, Chemical, and Allied Trades Association. Awards include cash prizes totaling $1 million, computers, NSTA memberships, and trips to the NSTA's national convention and workshops. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703)243-7100; fax (888) 400-6782; www.nsta.org. November 15 SCIENCE The 2001 Gustav Ohaus Awards for Innovations in Science Teaching are given to teachers with innovative ideas for improving science education. Proposals might include new designs in curricula, instructional methods, or program organization and administration. Ohaus Corp., a manufacturer of educational scales, and the National Science Teachers Association sponsor the awards. One $1,000 prize and one $750 prize are given in four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association, Ohaus Awards Program, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400-NSTA or (703) 243-7100 www.nsta.org. November 16 BUSINESS The Wall Street Journal and the Employment Management Association Foundation, which funds projects to enhance work force quality, sponsor the School/Business Partnership Awards. This program encourages elementary and secondary schools to collaborate with businesses on employment issues such as work force preparedness. It awards $5,000 each to up to five school/business partnerships that link curriculum to the workplace. Contact: Wanda Flowers, Employment Management Association Foundation, 1800 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3499; (703) 535-6078; fax (703) 739-0399; e-mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]; www.shrm.org/emaf. November 23 NUTRITION The Dole Food Company recognizes innovative teachers with the "Creative 5 A Day" Contest. Teachers submit a description of an activity involving fruits and vegetables, as well as a letter of recommendation from their school's principal. Activities are judged by educators for their ability to motivate children to eat fruits and vegetables. The grand-prize winner receives a 5 A Day Party for his or her class hosted by Bobby Banana. For more information, contact: Dole Nutrition Program, 100 Hegenberger, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94621; fax (510) 639-5556; www.dole5aday.com. December 3 BEST PRACTICE The Boyer Center, a national education resource and research organization at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, seeks applications from public and private elementary schools for its national Best Practices 2002 award. This year's theme, "Integrating Arts Into the Curriculum," focuses on arts education in the classroom. Three schools each receive $10,000. Contact: Boyer Center, P.O. Box 3024, Messiah College, Grantham, PA 17027; (717) 796-5077; e-mail boyercenter@messiah. edu ; www.boyercenter.org. December 5 MATH ACHIEVEMENT The Mathematics Education Trust of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors the Lifetime Achievement Award. NCTM members who are at least 55 years old and have at least 25 years of distinguished service to math education are eligible. Each application must be supported by a letter of nomination, the nominee's résumé, and up to five letters of recommendation. Self-nominations are accepted. Contact: NCTM's MET, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-9988; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2113; www.nctm.org/ about/met/lifetime.htm . December 15 ASTRONOMY The Astronomical Society of the Pacific welcomes nominations for the 2002 Thomas Brennan Award, which honors someone whose teaching or other work has had a substantial impact on high school astronomy. Candidates must have taught astronomy to high school students; organized workshops in astronomy; or developed innovative courses, curricula, and science programs aimed at the high school level. Nominations must be submitted on Brennan award forms, and nominees must reside in North America. One winner receives a $250 award and a plaque. The winner also writes an article for the ASP's Mercury Magazine or "Universe in the Classroom" newsletter describing his or her work. For more information, contact: Marilyn Delgado, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112; (415) 869-2901; e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; www.astrosociety.org. December 17 SCIENCE The American Chemistry Council, formerly the Chemical Manufacturers Association, offers the Catalyst Award to recognize outstanding science teachers. Elementary school science teachers and secondary school chemistry teachers are eligible to receive up to $5,000. Contact: Barbara Long, American Chemistry Council, 1300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 741-5832; fax (703) 741-6086; e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; www. americanchemistry.com/chemecology . January 10 Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher - Fellowship up to $5,000 are offered for the 2002-2003 Academic Year. Application Deadline: 1/10/2002 To apply: Download the Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowship application now. http://www.aauw.org/3000/fdnfelgra/ertfapp.html or call 319-337-1716 ext. 60. January 15 READING RESEARCH The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships. The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a $6,000 grant to support research in beginning reading, readability, reading difficulty, stages of reading development, the relation of vocabulary to reading, and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. The Teacher as Researcher Grant program supports teachers in their study of literacy and instruction; grants of up to $5,000 are awarded, though priority is given to smaller requests of $1,000 to $2,000. Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded to IRA members for proposed research that addresses new and significant questions in literacy and reading. The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant provides an IRA member with up to $5,000 for a research-dissemination activity. Contact: Marcella Moore, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731- 1600, ext. 423; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]; www.reading.org. American Society for Microbiology "Living In a Material World" - $500 Grants for K-12 Teachers from the American Society for Microbiology. http://www.asmintl.org/content/ASMandYou/Foundation/LivingintheMaterialWorld /Living_Material_World.htm Lunar and Planetary Institute The LPI-led Broker-Facilitator team is pleased to announce the availability of small grants for Scientist-Teacher Cooperation. In an effort to increase scientist participation in educational outreach we are offering up to $300 for materials and supplies for projects involving scientist-teacher partnerships. Proposals will consist of a 1-2 page letter on school letterhead signed by both scientist and teacher. The grants are intended to be available to all scientists performing research supported by NASA's Office of Space Science, including OSS-funded Principal Investigators and their Co-Investigators, technical support staff, and graduate students. We anticipate that most proposals meeting the basic requirements will be funded. Proposals will be considered year-round, but monies will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until available monies are exhausted. For more information: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/EPO/teachergrants.html SACNAS Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science is proud to announce the introduction of our newest K-12 program, the SACNAS E-mentoring: Teacher-Scientist Partnerships Program! Educators and scientists are encouraged to contact mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] for information on participation. (Laptop computer grants are available through SACNAS for teachers who lack access to the Internet) Teacher Laptop Foundation The Teacher Laptop Foundation aims to equip every K-12 teacher with a state-of-the-art laptop with internet service at home for no charge. To register and learn more about the group and their goals, visit their website at: teacherlaptop.org Toshiba America Foundation The Toshiba America Foundation awards grants for programs that improve classroom teaching and learning of math, science, and technology for K-12 students. Public and private schools, local educational agencies, and youth organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico may apply. Projects should provide direct benefits to students and include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered monthly throughout the year; larger grants are awarded in March and September. For more information, contact: Toshiba America Foundation, Program Office, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; www.toshiba.com/about/taf.html. Starlight Cameras Starlight Cameras, the makers of the pinhole camera and darkroom kit, give a complimentary camera to a school every week. Pinhole cameras are versatile, rugged, and can be used to study image formation even without a darkroom. Teachers send a description of their photography program and their school address to request a camera, darkroom kit, and instruction book. For more information, contact: Jim Kosinski, Starlight Cameras, P.O. Box 540, Cherry Valley, NY 13320; (607) 264-3480; email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; www.paintcancamera.com -- This is the CPS Science Teacher List. To unsubscribe, send a message to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For more information: <http://home.sprintmail.com/~mikelach/subscribe.html>. To search the archives: <http://www.mail-archive.com/science%40lists.csi.cps.k12.il.us/>