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Instructional Strategy Team Coaching Grants

Grants to Santa Barbara County, California PreK-12 Teachers
to Share Instructional Strategies with Other Teachers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) Teachers Network

Deadline Date:

09/28/18

Description:

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Grants to Santa Barbara County, California public school teachers working in grades PreK-12 to share a personally developed education approach to a team of peer teachers. These grants are intended to provide financial support to teachers who have developed effective and successful instructional strategies and who are able and willing to teach their strategies to other "teams" of teachers.

Special consideration will be given to strategies involving the Common Core State Standards.

The grant consists of two components: the Team Coach and Team Members. The Team Coach is a teacher who has personally developed an original, successful instructional strategy and is willing to share the strategy with a team of teacher peers. Team Members are teachers who wish to learn a new instructional strategy by observing and collaborating with a Team Coach.

Teams will meet for a minimum of three, one-hour sessions over a period of several months. Meetings are scheduled by the Team Coach (i.e., the grantee teacher). Team Coaches will work to coordinate times and locations of meetings that best suits their individual team’s needs.

Instructional Strategy Robotics Team Member Description:

SBCEO is excited to target one Team Instructional Strategy Grant focused on robotics and coding, termed the Robotics Instructional Strategy Team Grant (RISTG) program.

For the RISTG the Foundation is looking for creativity and innovation uses of robotics applications integrated with curriculum. One example might be an elementary teacher teaching their students about shapes. They then might want to teach the kids to program the robots to trace around the shape of a triangle. This teaches the student about the shape (current standards), as well as programming. Another example for the secondary classroom might be a math teacher teaching their students about if-then statements, demonstrating the use of if-then statements in programming as well as in the math class. These are just two examples of building robotics use around current curriculum.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147093

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be used during the school year in which the grant was awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Santa Barbara County public school teacher or non-management certificated employee in grades PreK-12 in any subject or specialization may apply for the Instructional Strategy Team Grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: September 28, 2018

The attached application must be submitted electronically (to the email address listed in the contact information section) as a Microsoft Word file by the deadline. No exceptions will be made.

Apply for the Instructional Strategy Robotics Team grant in the same manner as other Instructional Strategy Team Grants.

Notifications will be made approximately three to four weeks after the deadline.

Grant Payment Information: http://teacherprograms.sbceo.org/?p=6430

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the completed application to:
Anne Flores, Assistant
Phone: (805) 964-4711, ext. 5277
Fax: (805) 683-6529
Email: anneflores@sbceo.org

Steven Keithley, Director
Phone: (805) 964-4711, ext. 5281
Fax: (805) 683-6529
Email: skeithley@sbceo.org

Address:
Santa Barbara County Education Office
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

SBCEO Teachers Network
(805) 964-4711 ext. 5277
teachersnetwork@sbceo.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Santa Barbara County