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Alabama Power Foundation announces Scholar Grants

Alabama Power Foundation

Status:

Active

Posted:

Deadline: 

September 29, 2023

Funding

Program:

Award Floor:

Ceiling:

7500

Match Required?

Eligibility

Alabama

States:

Entity Types:

City or township governments, Independent school districts, County governments

Demonstrate a Financial Need Priority will be given to a public school if 50% or more of its full-time students receive free or reduced lunches, or if the school is a Title I school. Grade Level/Subject Area Collaboration Intent is for an entire grade level team of teachers to commit to collaboration, professional growth and peer support to raise student achievement in math and/or ELA. Middle school teacher teams may include multiple grade levels if needed to collaborate. Teacher-Selected Professional Development (PD) All teachers who apply for the grant will select PD with a focus on math and/or ELA concepts. Funds can be used on other resources if PD is free, but PD must be included in the proposal to nurture professional growth. Measure Student Achievement Describe how the grant aims to improve student achievement and how success will be measured.

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Source Type:

Private

The Alabama Power Foundation is accepting applications for its Scholar Grants to provide teachers with funding to access the professional development and instructional tools they need to raise student achievement in math and/or English language arts (ELA) to grade level proficiency and beyond.
Donor Name: Alabama Power Foundation
State: Alabama
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline: 09/29/2023
Size of the Grant: Up to $7,500
Details:
Funding Information

Professional development, instructional resources and classroom technology.
Grant Amount: Up to $7,500 per grade level team.

Uses of Scholar Grants

Participate in Effective PD

Effective PD: Is focused on content and pedagogy, models best practices, coaches and collaborates, and facilitates ongoing learning and implementation.
Ongoing PD: Is preferred and could include attending multiple PD sessions throughout the year that continue to build instructional practices.
PD Examples: Classes, workshops, conferences, instructional coaching, peer review/feedback, professional learning teams.


Select Instructional Resources and/or Classroom Technology that Empower Learning


Resources and Tech: Should increase engagement, help scaffold instruction and improve learning.
Instructional Resource Examples: Manipulatives, math measurement tools, culturally inclusive high-interest reading materials, student journals, reading recovery materials, formative assessment tools (e.g., white boards, clicker apps), teacher best practices guides.
Classroom Technology Examples: iPads, tablets, laptops, projectors, SMART boards, document cameras, graphing calculators, applications, software, online instructional resources.



Eligibility Criteria
Public school teachers in grades two to eight apply as a grade level team.
Evaluation Criteria
Scholar Grants Must Meet the Following Criteria:

Demonstrate a Financial Need

Priority will be given to a public school if 50% or more of its full-time students receive free or reduced lunches, or if the school is a Title I school.


Grade Level/Subject Area Collaboration

Intent is for an entire grade level team of teachers to commit to collaboration, professional growth and peer support to raise student achievement in math and/or ELA. Middle school teacher teams may include multiple grade levels if needed to collaborate.


Teacher-Selected Professional Development (PD)

All teachers who apply for the grant will select PD with a focus on math and/or ELA concepts. Funds can be used on other resources if PD is free, but PD must be included in the proposal to nurture professional growth.


Measure Student Achievement

Describe how the grant aims to improve student achievement and how success will be measured.



Scholar Grants Will Not be Used to Support the Following:

Primary and secondary private schools.
Any non-school organization.
Grant proposals that do not support raising student achievement in either math or English language arts.

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