Everyone knows the traditional subjects that K-12 students learn at school, math science, reading, history. But as education progresses, many teachers are discovering ways to think outside of the box and provide students with a broader education.
Allowing students to learn more than just the conventional subjects is crucial to preparing them for college. Students will have a better understanding of their interests and skills if they have more options presented to them. They might find they have an interest in art or a passion for saving the environment and improving their community.
Having a more diverse education program also helps teachers cater more to different learning styles among their students. According to the book, “Teaching Secondary Students Through Their Individual Learning Styles” by Rita and Kenneth Dunn, many students excel through kinesthetic learning.
“Children enter kindergarten as kinesthetic and tactual learners, moving and touching everything as they learn. By second or third grade, some students have become visual learners. During the late elementary years some students, primarily females, become auditory learners. Yet, many adults, especially males, maintain kinesthetic and tactual strengths throughout their lives.”
For this reason, it is crucial to offer students more than just lectures and core subjects. Students need opportunities to take field trips, learn from professionals, and participate in hands-on projects to ensure adequate comprehension.
Below, are seven grants available on GrantWatch that provide funding to K-12 teachers to create diverse educational programs for their students. These grants provide students with more interactive lessons, as well as the chance to discover an interest in new subjects. The grants cover a wide variety of topics from computer science to gardening.
Seven Grants to Fund Interactive Class Projects
- There are grants and in-kind donations valued at $2,000 to U.S. and Canada nonprofits and schools to create an educational bee hive program for K-12 students.
- Grants of up to $500 and equipment valued at up to $1,500 to U.S. K-12 schools and IHEs to support amateur radio classroom projects.
- Funding is also available for U.S. nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, and government agencies to promote computer science educational opportunities for PreK-12 students.
- Grants of $500 to U.S. educators for classroom projects and lessons related to aviation. Eligible applicants are private, charter, and public school K-12 teachers, homeschooling cooperatives, and STEM coordinators.
- There are grants of $150 to U.S., Canada, and International educators for students to learn about photography from professional photographers. The purpose of the grant program is to allow educators to provide digital classes with visiting artists.
- Opportunities for U.S. full-time public and public charter school educators to obtain funding for classroom projects that benefit students. Funding is intended to improve public education by engaging people in an online marketplace where teachers describe and individuals can fund specific student projects.
- Finally, there are in-kind donations of fruit trees, equipment, volunteers, and training to U.S. nonprofits and public schools to create orchards in communal and public places. Funding is intended to improve the surrounding environment and provide a source of healthy nutrition for the community.