Sunday, January 18, 2015

#1 Be inspired! #2 Get support for those classroom projects!





#1  Making  ContenConnections
ThrougArtsIntegration

An interactive Workshop

Join us for a lovely Mid-Winter Brunch on Saturday, January 24, 2015.  RSVP by January 19th to Bethany Tremblay at btrembla@lesley.edu or reply to this email and let us know you are coming.  Keep reading for more information.


#2 APPLY for financial support for your classroom projects…

New Teacher Community:  Mini-Grant Opportunity
2014-2015

The New Teacher Community is proud to offer a mini-grant opportunity for Lesley University alumni novice teachers. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support to improve your teaching. The application due date is January 31, 2015.

More information below!

#1  Making  ContenConnections
ThrougArtsIntegration

An interactive Workshop
 Come for hot cocoa and good munchies to keep you warm!  Leave brimming with ideas that will add sparkle, joy, energy and color to your classrooms and your curriculum.

 University Hall, Porter Square, Room 3-094, 10:30am-1:30pm.

 RSVP by January 19th to Bethany Tremblay at btrembla@lesley.edu or reply to this email and let us know you are coming.  

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful workshop!



#2 
New Teacher Community:  Mini-Grant Opportunity
2014-2015

The New Teacher Community is proud to offer a mini-grant opportunity for Lesley University alumni novice teachers. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support to improve your teaching.

Funds may be used for such things as:
  • Classroom supplies for specific projects and curriculum enhancement;
  • Teacher enrichment and professional development, such as attending a conference or mini-course;
  • Membership in a professional organization;
  • Educational apps connected to your curriculum.
Priority will be given to first-time applicants and teachers who are in their first five years of full-time teaching after receiving their degree from Lesley. In general, successfully funded applications are well written and provide all information asked for. Please limit your request to no more than $400.00 in funding support.  

Applications for the mini grants are accepted in one cycle during each academic year. The application due date is January 31, 2015 and all receipts for funds awarded must be submitted by June 30, 2015. Download an application, complete the entire application and submit it via the email address below or through the U.S. mail by the due date.

Mail to:
Andi Edson/Marcia Bromfield
Lesley University
GSOE Field Placement/New Teacher Community
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Email as an attachment (with Mini-Grant in the subject heading) to either:
  1. btrembla@lesley.edu or to
  2. Newteacherscommunity@lesley.edu (Please type the address carefully---The email address is newteacherscommunity with an “s” after teachers)


Contact:  Andi Edson, Director of the New Teacher Community (aedson@lesley.edu) via email if you have questions about this mini-grant opportunity or this Saturday’s workshop. 

Please note that there are two pages for this application. 

Read and Follow: Our Facebook page about many other funding opportunities available to each of you for fantastic summer professional development and teacher travel programs.  

Andi Edson, Ed.D. 
Director
Lesley University New Teacher Community

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Peacemakers? They are all around and here's a way to recognize them!

Do you know a youth peacemaker in your life? Someone who uses courage, compassion, and collaborative change to make their community a better place? Nominations and applications for the Peace First Prize are available! Open to ages 8 to 22. If you're interested, curious, or just want to find out more about an amazing program, check out http://www.peacefirst.org/prize
 
From their website: "Too often,young people in our country are dismissed and overlooked. They are either portrayed as trouble-makers, technology-addicts, or just plain careless.
 
Peace First exists to change all that. 
 
Imagine a group of incredible young people, each honored publicly for their role in transforming their communities into more peaceful and just places. 
 
 Imagine sharing their inspiring stories with the public. Imagine distinguished Americans from the arts, politics, sports and business communities championing young people as the real celebrities of our culture. 
 
Imagine adults seeing the power of young people as positive influences and problem-solvers. 
 
You have now envisioned how the Peace First Prize will ignite and recognize youth peacemaking.
 
Follow the link to find out more about this and to apply or nominate someone. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mini-Grants! We know you've been waiting to hear about this!




New Teacher Community:  Mini-Grant Opportunity
2014-2015

The New Teacher Community is thrilled to offer a mini-grant opportunity for Lesley University alumni novice teachers. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support to improve your teaching.

Funds may be used for such things as:
   Classroom supplies for specific projects and curriculum enhancement;
   Teacher enrichment and professional development, such as attending a conference or mini-course;
   Membership in a professional organization;
   Educational apps connected to your curriculum.


Priority will be given to first-time applicants and teachers who are in their first five years of full-time teaching after receiving their degree from Lesley.  In general, successfully funded applications are well written and provide all information asked for.  Please limit your request to no more than $400.00 in funding support.   

Applications for the mini grants are accepted in one cycle during each academic year. The application due date is January 31, 2015 and all receipts for funds awarded must be submitted by June 30, 2015. Copy and paste the application below, complete the entire application and submit it via the email address below or through the U.S. mail by the due date.

Mail to:
 
Nancy Roberts
Lesley University
GSOE Field Placement/New Teacher Community
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Email as an attachment (with Mini-Grant in the subject heading) to either
1.    btrembla@lesley.edu or to
2.    Newteacherscommunity@lesley.edu
 
(Please type the address carefully---The email address is newteacherscommunity with an “s” after teachers)

Contact: Andi Edson, Director of the New Teacher Community (aedson@lesley.edu) via email if you have questions about this opportunity. Please note that there are two pages for this application. 

Read and Follow: Our Facebook page for wonderful fully-funded professional development opportunities and travel trips for teachers!   
 

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2014-2015 New Teacher Community Mini-Grant Application


Name: _________________________________________________

School System and Position: ________________________________

__________________________________________________

Year of Graduation: ______ Lesley Degree: _______________                 

Your Email address:______________________________________

Home Phone: ________________ Cell phone: _________________

School Phone: _______________ Best way to reach you? ________

Address: Home:

_____________________________________________________

Address: School:

 _______________________________________

Have you received a mini-grant before? No__ Yes__ 

When? ____   What was the title? 


___________________________________                            

Title of Your Proposed Project:

_____________________________________________________


Amount Requested:  _________________ ($400.00 maximum)


The purpose and/or objectives of the project:














How will you evaluate the outcome of this project?












Your proposed budget:
(Attach an additional page if necessary.  Please be specific about where you hope to purchase these materials should you be awarded the funds.  If you are applying for funding for a conference, a course or membership in an organization, please be specific about what the funds will cover and send us specific follow-up and background information.)