EDUCATION MINNESOTA FOUNDATION GRANT DEADLINES APPROACHING
The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has multiple grants with a deadline approaching. For details about the grants and how to apply, go to www.edmnfoundation.org. There’s a grant waiting for you!
Professional Development Grants for teachers, ESPs and higher education faculty
Awarded twice a year, ESPs and teachers may request up to $1,500, and higher education faculty may request up to $3,000.
A Professional Development Grant can also be used for groups to either attend professional development or be trained at their worksite. Deadlines: Nov. 6 and April 2
National Board Certified Teachers Scholarship
Members can receive $500 per component, up to $1,000 total. Deadline: Nov. 6
Applicants may request up to $3,000. Deadline: Dec. 4
Bruce Vento Science Educator Grant
For educators who teach science as part of their day and want to acquire and share new skills and knowledge; this grant may also fund equipment or materials needed in science classrooms. Deadline: Dec. 4
TEACHING LANGUAGES, CULTURES VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
The Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures is holding its annual conference virtually Nov. 6-7. Strands include heritage language, immigrant and BIPOC voices and narratives, teaching for proficiency and more. Go to http://mctlc.org/event-3632968 for registration information and more.
SCIENCE TEACHERS’ VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
The Minnesota Science Teachers Association’s Conference on Science Education will be held virtually Nov. 12-17. The conference will allow participants to still participate in sessions, presented by educators and exhibitors, and connect with colleagues through and event app and online. Conference strands include distance learning and equity, diversity and inclusion in science education. For more information or to register, go to www.mnsta.org/cgi/page.cgi/2020_Conference.html.
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with support from ClearWay Minnesota and the Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation coalition, have created a documentary to show students the dangers of vaping and ways they can get involved to stop the rise of youth vaping in our state. The documentary features three teenagers who share their personal experiences, and also action and advocacy work to reverse the epidemic and protect the health of all Minnesotans. The documentary is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=POKMpKcLwDQ.