Grant for Conducting Research Inquiries in the Classroom
The International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Teacher as Researcher Grant supports teachers who conduct research inquiries in their classrooms and show outstanding leadership in translating theory and current research into practice in developing content-area literacy. Teacher as Researcher studies may be carried out using any research method or approach as long as the focus is on reading and writing, or literacy. At completion of the study, the grant recipient must disseminate the research findings in the form of an article or a presentation at the ILA Annual Conference. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding unless these activities are necessary for conducting the research. All applicants must be members of the ILA and practicing preK–12 teachers with fulltime or permanent halftime teaching responsibilities (includes librarians, Title I teachers, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, and resource teachers). Classroom teachers are given preference. Applicants may apply as a collaborative group or individually. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.
The digital collection of the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature currently holds more than 6,000 books free to read online from cover to cover, allowing readers to get a sense of what adults in the UK and the US wanted children to know and believe in the 1800s.