Saturday, February 17, 2018

Grants tied to Appalachian Kentucky available

The Steele-Reese Foundation is accepting applications for grant proposals from organizations benefiting Appalachian Kentucky in the areas of elementary, secondary and early childhood education.

USED offers fellowship program for educators

Applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) 2018-19 School Ambassador Fellowship program. The program is designed to improve education for students by involving educators in the development and implementation of national education policy. The department is looking for outstanding teachers, principals, counselors, librarians and any other school-based professionals that interact daily with students and teachers.

KDE aiding the fight against human trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This rapidly growing crime impacts children in our state; however, because trafficking typically takes place on the fringes of society, many are unaware of its existence. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) now offers a human trafficking website with more information about this issue and how it affects our students and families.

Education Career Fair connects districts, potential teachers

The Education Career Fair, formerly known as the Kentucky Teacher Network Career Fair, will be March 27 in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

KDE forming Counselor Advisory Council

Applications are open for the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Counselor Advisory Council, a group of about 25 practicing counselor leaders that is being formed to provide the commissioner of education with direct input from counselors in Kentucky public schools.

Grants available to create innovative classrooms

Steelcase is offering educational grants to classrooms in grades 6-12 for institutions to receive an innovative classroom designed to support active learning and collaboration.

The Henry Ford awards recognize innovative teachers

Nominations are open for The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. The awards recognize teachers who demonstrate an original and creative approach to teaching, exhibit resourcefulness, engage students and are making a positive impact on not only their classroom but their community, colleagues, administrators, school, and/or district.

Program offers grants for education, welfare outside school settings

The Kars4Kids Small Grants Program is accepting applications for grants for furthering children’s welfare and education in Kentucky.

National STEM Scholar Program accepting applications for 2018 cohort

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 cohort of the National STEM Scholar Program, an advanced professional learning program for middle school science teachers to be held June 3-9 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

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.