PWEA Virtual Education Grants

PWEA Virtual Education Grants

The PWEA Instructional and Professional Development Committee provides members with grants to improve the instructional delivery of its members and academic engagement or achievement of students.

The focus of these grants is to provide PWEA members with materials, equipment, or subscriptions to resources that will make their virtual, hybrid, or in-person environment or teaching successful. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, technology, or subscriptions to educational resources.

Restrictions:
* All applicants must be current members of the VEA and PWEA
* Applicants may not use grant funds to pay themselves or others stipends.
* Funds may not be used for lobbying or religious purposes.
* Identical applications will not be considered.

SCORING CRITERIA:
Mini-grant winners will be selected in a blind screening by non-applying members of the PWEA Board and IPD Committee. The scorers will use a scale from 0-5 for each criteria listed below.
I. Impact on students learning or environment (how will students be directly affected by your plan? If they will not, what will be impacted?)
II. Creativity and Innovation (how is your plan unique or special?)
III. Well-defined activities (be as specific as you can and make sure to include any relevant Standards of Learning that will be addressed by your grant request if they apply)
IV. Realistic Budget (provide bulleted list including vendors and additional tax/fees - if your total is above the maximum grant amount, tell us how you plan to fund the difference... another grant? Your pocket?)
V. Shows an area of need (is your school unable to provide your request? Are you requesting materials that aren’t standard for most teachers?)