Saturday, May 26, 2018

Creativity grant program accepting applications

Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals are offering up to 20 grants to support innovative, creative leadership team-building within elementary and middle schools in the United States and Canada.

Dance professional development activity set for Feb. 1

There will be a professional development activity in dance 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Ashland Elementary School (Fayette County).

Hart County teacher named 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year

Jennifer Bruton Sims was named the 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Art Education Association at its annual conference. A 20-year veteran in Hart County schools, Sims teaches at Munfordville Elementary School.

Deadline nearing for out-of-school grant program

The New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance are awarding $1.35 million to out-of-school programs serving disadvantaged middle school students through the Aim High grant program.

Apply now for high school theater grant opportunity

The Educational Theatre Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Educational Theatre Association, is launching a partnership with the upcoming NBC-TV show RISE. The R.I.S.E America Project is a $500,000 grant opportunity for high school theater programs nationwide.

Derby poster contest open to high school students

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit original artwork for the Governor’s Derby Poster Contest. Students are invited to submit their rendition of what they think Derby day looks like, with the winning poster to be displayed in the Capitol.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program open to educators

Applications are being accepted for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program at the U.S. Department of Education (USED), which provides opportunities for qualified educators to participate in short-term seminars abroad – mainly on topics in the social sciences, social studies and the humanities – for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.

Frazier offers program on developing student performances

The Frazier History Museum will host a free professional learning program for teachers on the creation of student performances Jan. 20 at the museum in Louisville.

Federal junior duck stamp contest underway

Students are invited to submit artwork for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, which provides a creative outlet for students through a contest that can be incorporated into almost any subject.

Explore free resources from The Ovation Foundation

The Ovation Foundation has released two new resources focused on visual arts as part of its Arts Ed Toolkit.