WHO CAN APPLY- All employees of the Cheltenham School District can apply for Innovative Educator Grants.
GUIDELINES- Identifying information should only appear in the designated fields of the application. - Do not include your name or the name of your school in the description of your project.- You may be contacted for additional information.
HOW GRANTS ARE AWARDED- Grant proposals to the Foundation are evaluated on varied criteria, including:- Impact on the curriculum - Alignment with the Strategic Plan - Effects on students, staff and school - Quality of planning- Financial soundness
Grants are determined by a blind proposal review by members of the Foundation's Grant Review Committee.Proposals are evaluated on their unique approaches to learning and pedagogy not included in a public school budget.
CRITERIA- Enhancement or enrichment of the current curriculum- Innovative - Potential benefits for a wide range of students- Possible impact on other staff members, the school and/or Cheltenham communities- Measurable educational benefits- Financial soundness- Support from the principal in the school where the project will be based- Quality of the planning exhibited in the proposal’s narrative: its organization, specificity in program description, cost estimates, and the relationship of method to objectives- The maximum award from the Foundation will be $1500.
2.) Grant recipients will be expected to provide the Foundation with a written report about their project and other appropriate documentation of outcomes. - Recipients must provide a mid-year summary in by January 17, 2020. - Final Summary Report submitted by May 15, 2020. - Both summaries must include photographs,videos, and/or student testimonials to accompany the written text.
3.) Grant recipients may be asked to share their project and its results with outside audiences including press, district leaders, and township officials.
4.) All equipment and/or program materials purchased as part of the project funded by the grant will remain the property of the Cheltenham School District.
Timeline for Grant Recipients:1. Submission of grant proposal by Friday, June 14, 20192. Grant awarded August 20193.All funds must be spent by May 8, 2020