Any teacher currently employed at a public or private high school in a rural area with a diverse population is eligible for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching Grant offered by the National Society of High School Scholars. The grant is intended for educators who are actively promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives in their school or greater community. Applicants should provide their school’s demographics and explain, in 500 to 800 words, how the funds will directly benefit their students by responding to this question: How important is diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and beyond? Their response should include specific examples from their classroom and beyond. The funds may be used for supplies, materials, fieldtrips, or other resources to enhance the delivery of courses.
Deadline: Applications are due by September 15, 2021.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.
Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) team is to improve education, justice, and equity through new STEM+C educational methods. By eliminating misconceptions about race and gender in STEM+C, engaging students, and aiding teachers, CSDTs can simultaneously be used to teach science, empower students, and change perspectives.
EiE, the award-winning curriculum division of the Museum of Science, Boston, develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners. Today’s children need to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, communicators, and collaborators—whether preparing for STEM-related careers or to contribute as world citizens. EiE’s preK–8 curricula encourage all children, including those from underrepresented groups, to envision a future in STEM.