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.
At the beginning of February 2019, the podcast “Binge Mode” concluded its eight-month run of 70 episodes discussing every chapter of the seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Students can jump on their brooms and explore all the episodes of the Harry Potter podcast on the Binge Mode website or in iTunes.
Alive Studios’ Rugs alive are colorful classroom rugs that come to life with the freeRugs alive app for iOS and Android devices. Students can learn about the world’s animal habitats, explore 26 animals in 3D, take fun photos with their favorite animal, brush up on uppercase and lowercase letters, and more.
The Global OnenessProject has created an Empathy Collection of 15 stories and lessonplans to foster empathy in the classroom. Through the multimedia stories, students meet individuals from different backgrounds and visit communities in different geographic locations facing challenging global issues.