By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons In Part 3 of this series, we talked briefly about seeking state or federal grants. Before we launch into the specifics of developing applications for these government grants, here are a couple tips to ensure that you stay informed about upcoming and currently announced grant opportunities.
By Dr. Beverly Carbaugh In our travels around the country, we’ve seen districts embracing the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model with a lot of enthusiasm. Principals and teachers like the emphasis on just 23 powerful core competencies—elements of teacher pedagogy and practice that research has shown get the most dramatic
By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons We’ve discussed the purpose of grants and how to develop your concept paper as you begin the grant application process. Now, you’re ready to start searching for funders. Where should you begin? Start Close to Home Grants Department – If your district has a grants department, they
By Scott Sterling When adopting a STEM approach or creating a makerspace, acquiring a 3D printer is high on the wish list. They tend to be the most popular efforts on education crowdfunding sites, especially as prices come down. The problem is that not too many people understand a 3D
By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons Last time, we provided a brief introduction to grants and why you may or may not want to apply for them. If you’ve read that article and decided to proceed with your grant seeking, you should begin by asking yourself three important questions: What is
By Dr. Jane Bartley Everyone knows the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” A photo taken during an LSI Leadership Academy session captures the essence of that statement perfectly. Listed on a dry erase board are five statements that describe the work teacher teams in MSD Lawrence Township
By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons However large or small your operating budget is, there never seems to be enough money to accomplish all of your goals. Perhaps you’ve been told to “go find some grant money for this,” and you’re not sure where to begin—or if grant money is even