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Grants to USA K-5 Teachers at Low-Income Schools for Educational Arts-Based Projects

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LSG Stepping Stone Grants

Lily Sarah Grace (LSG) Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #161847

Grant Description

Grants of up to $450 to USA elementary school teachers that serve disadvantaged students for projects that incorporate an arts and inquiry-based approach to learning. Projects should emphasize a holistic methodology that will address all learners through creativity and incorporate the arts as a fundamental tool for learning.

Lily Sarah Grace Grants incorporate the 5 C’s of Inquiry Based Learning as guidelines for supporting projects, teachers and students dedicated to creative, inclusive education. The 5 C’s are:

1) Community - How can I give students ownership of their learning experience? Is their learning experience engaging, while also involving the school community and allowing them to take action and feel safe while taking risks in their learning?

2) Collaboration - Are my students working in flexible groups? How are teachers collaborating? How do students build upon each others’ ideas? Are students critiquing their peers? Does the learning experience extend beyond the classroom? How are they demonstrating teamwork?

3) Creativity - How does your project inspire students to generate new ideas? How does it incorporate various learning styles? How does it integrate art with other curricula as a way of learning and/or expressing?

4) Critical Thinking - Are students making judgments, evaluating, questioning, justifying, synthesizing? Is there a real world application?

5) Communication - What methods are students using to tell others what they know? How are they communicating with others and sharing their learning? Have I provided students opportunities to share their learning through the arts?

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Stepping Stone Grant is for first-time applicants to LSG and should meet the following criteria:
-Grades K-5
-Title 1 School
-$450 Maximum Project Cost

Pre-Application Information:

The submission period for LSG Stepping Stone Grants is open through Nov. 30, 2017. Please be sure to complete your Donorschoose.org application first, and then submit your information in the application link (see Contact Information).

About Arts-Infused Inquiry-Based Learning:
http://lilysarahgrace.org/Grants#the_fivestages

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $450

Contact Information:

First, create a project by clicking the link at the top of the page:
https://www.donorschoose.org/

Then, apply for the LSG grant online:
http://lilysarahgrace.org/grant-form-stepping-stone

Robert Cambria, Executive Director
info@lsgfund.org

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