Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

New Teacher Community:  Mini-Grant Opportunity

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. or to
(Please type the address carefully---The email address is newteacherscommunity with an “s” after teachers)

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

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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.)

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