The Tina B. Carver Fund was established by her family and colleagues to honor the life and work of Tina B. Carver, longtime member of TESOL and the ESL/EFL community. Grants are available for funding the purchase of student classroom learning materials and/or teacher-related materials (for example, ancillary materials that can be used in conjunction with textbooks or other instructional materials). A TESOL member, or member of a TESOL affiliate, may submit an application on behalf of a community-based organization, charitable institution, or other nonprofit organization in the United States that carries 501(c)(3) status and provides ESL programming for adults. Awarded grants will primarily serve the hardest-to-reach students with limited resources (such as beginning literacy for intermediate to low ESL students).
Deadlines: Annually—January 31, May 31, and September 30
NPR has published a comic geared to children about the newly discovered coronavirus. The comic has also been published in Chinese and translated into other languages—and it is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as in homes.
Nationally, English learners (ELs) make up nearly 10 percent of preK–12 classrooms and almost 15 percent of urban classrooms, and these numbers are on the rise, according to research by the National Center for Education Statistics. Many supports are available for ELs, but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. How can educators make access to science more equitable?