Alabama Power Foundation Champion Grants for Teachers
Alabama Power Foundation
September 29, 2023
City or township governments, Independent school districts, County governments, Private institutions of higher education, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education
The Alabama Power Foundation is seeking applications for its Champion Grants to provide teachers with funding to access the professional development and instructional resources they say they need to prepare students to be college and career ready in math and/or science.
Donor Name: Alabama Power Foundation
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: Up to $100,000
Professional development, instructional resources and classroom technology.
Grant Amount: Up to $7,500 per teacher team.
Uses of Champion 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, measurement tools, standards-based STEM thematic unit kits, 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, digital microscopes, applications, software, online resources.
Public school teachers in grades nine to eleven apply as a grade level and/or subject area team.
Champion Grants Will Not be Used to Support the Following:
Primary and secondary private schools.
Grant proposals that do not support raising student achievement in either math or English language arts.
Champion 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 teachers to commit to collaboration, professional growth and peer support to prepare students to be college and career ready in an agreed upon subject – math and/or science. High school teacher teams are encouraged to collaborate across grade levels but a single student grade level will need to be identified and targeted as the primary focus of the grant proposal.
Teacher-Selected Professional Development (PD)
All teachers who participate in the grant will select PD to complete that aligns with raising student achievement in math and/or science. 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.
For more information, visit Alabama Power Foundation.