Sunday, February 14, 2010

From the IRA - information on funding for professional development

Dear All,

Some of you may find the message below from IRA useful.

Best wishes,

Need Funding?

Government grants and other organizational grants provide funding for
professional development. Check out what is available to you.

Title I - Schools making use of school improvement grants have
access to professional development funds so that their teachers have
access to the latest and best evidence based instruction to help
improve their students ability to read. The National Association of
State Title I Directors, a participant at IRA's convention, has
determined that convention sessions meet the definitions in Section
2133, Local Uses of Funds of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Title II, Part A can support teacher professional development across
all core academic subjects. Many school districts are using federal
funds to support their professional development activities in
cooperation with schools and colleges of education. The IRA
Convention is one of the best sources of information on how to improve
instruction for the high need students in your schools.

Grant-making organizations fund professional development activities
for teachers. Sample of organizations that have traditionally
provided funding includes:

Government agencies: US Department of Education, state education
departments, etc.
Foundations: Fund for Teachers, Braitmayer Foundation, etc.
Corporations: AOL, Verizon, etc.
Associations: National Education Association, The American Federation
of Teachers, etc.
For more funding opportunities explore these websites:

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