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Professional Development Fund - Course Grant

Grants to Nova Scotia Teachers
for Continuing Education Courses

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (Lunenburg County and Queens Locals) and The South Shore Regional School Board

Deadline Date:

01/21/16 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Nova Scotia teachers in the South Shore region to take a course for professional development. Professional development is self-directed teacher-initiated continued renewal of personal knowledge and expertise that leads to improved professional competence in support of student learning and achievement.

The following expenses are eligible on a pro-rated basis:
- Tuition fees for university credit courses
--The maximum amount claimable for a half credit course is $1,000.
--The maximum amount claimable for a full credit course is $2,000.
- Registration fees for Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours) is recognized as one full credit course.
- Registration fees for the Summer French Immersion Program at Universite Sainte-Anne.
- Registration fees for NSELC programs (i.e. NSILA, Aspiring Leaders).
- Registration fees for non-credit courses pre-approved by the Committee.
- Course materials
- Required textbooks (not including shipping fees)
- Photocopying/printing fees charged by the institution
- Information technology fees charged by the institution
- Distance education fees charged by the institution
- Student fees charged by the institution.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164931

Estimated Size of Grant:

Half credit course: Up to $1,000.
Full credit course: Up to $2,000.

Term of Contract:

For courses completed between August 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2015.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Any teacher with a permanent, probationary, or term contract with the South Shore Regional School Board.
• Substitute teachers who have been classified as regular teachers pursuant to Article 32.03 of the Teachers’
Provincial Agreement.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications can be faxed to (902) 541-3051. All correspondence (including approval letters) from the Committee to the Applicant will be by e-mail during the 2015-2016 school year.

No advance application is required to take a University credit course. A teacher wishing to take a non-credit course must seek approval from the Committee prior to commencing the course. Each non-credit course will be assigned a credit value by the Committee, if it is approved.

Teachers must complete the PD Grant Application Form after the course has been successfully completed. Applications must contain confirmation of registration and payment from the institution offering the course as well as the final mark or equivalent statement of successful course completion. Receipts must be provided for all additional expenses claimed.

If the course mark is not available by the deadline date, the application should be submitted and will be processed for payment. Payment will not be issued until proof of successful course completion is received.

Please note that application can only be made for a maximum of two full credits during one school year (August 1 to July 31). For greater clarity, the committee will only consider the first four half credit courses chronologically applied for.

Contact Information:

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

Jeff DeWolfe, Director of Programs and Student Services
Phone: 902-541-3045

South Shore Regional School Board Office
69 Wentzell Drive
Bridgewater, NS, B4V 0A2

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