Back to School with BRI

Brockport Research Institute (BRI) can help with all of your Professional Development needs this year!  From a set curriculum to a customized program, we have an extensive network of experienced instructors that will give your organization many choices and resources to fit whatever needs you may have.  

Our Professional Development/CTLE Course Catalog for 2017-2018 is now available. To see how we can help your organization with it’s professional learning needs, check it out!

A few highlights from our Catalog

  • Evaluations
  • Grant Writing
  • Wellness and Physical Fitness
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Leadership
  • STEM Workshops
  • Pedagogy

Don’t see a course that fits your needs?  Ask about our customized programs!

Brockport Research Institute is a  NYS Approved CTLE Sponsor and a NYS certified M/WBE.

 

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Toshiba Provides Math & Science Grants for K-12

The Toshiba America Foundation welcomes grant requests from K-12 teachers who are striving to provide innovative math and science instruction.  They support applications for project-based learning by teachers for use in their own schools.

The program is split up into funding for grades K-5 and grades 6-12.  Grant requests for grades 6-12 that are $5,000 or less are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Requests of more than $5,000 for 6-12 are due February 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017.  Grant requests for grades K-5 are only accepted once per year and will be due again on October 1, 2017.

For more information and to apply online, visit their website.

 

 

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Computer Science Education for K-12

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released information about their Computer Science for All (CS for All: RRP) program.

The program is focused on providing all US K-12 students an opportunity to participate in computer science and computational thinking. They seek to provide high school teachers with professional development and ongoing support to teach these courses. K-8 teachers would be assisted in obtaining the instructional materials and curriculum necessary to integrate computer science into their teaching.

They anticipate there will up to 19 awards and $20 million in grant funds available for this program.

The full proposal deadline is February 28, 2017. For more details, please visit their website.

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NEA Global Learning Fellowship Accepting Applications

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The NEA Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Global Learning Fellowship program.  This program offers educators 12 months of support in building global competence skills and creating lesson plans.  The fellowship also includes nine days of travel in the summer for international field study.

All active NEA members who are current K-12 classroom teachers are eligible to apply.

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2017.  For more details and to apply for the fellowship, visit their website.

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Opportunity for Grade 6-9 Life Science Teachers

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Biological Science Curriculum Studies (BSCS) is offering Life Science teachers in grades 6-9 a chance to field test their latest curriculum. In exchange for implementing a 10-week online course, teachers will receive a $2,000 stipend.

The curriculum seeks to provide support in teaching body systems to students with an emphasis on critical thinking. Topics include the respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and components of a cell.

Priority will be given to teachers who work with economically disadvantaged students, English language learners, or students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

The deadline to apply for the program is December 2, 2016. To learn more and to apply, visit their website.

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AT&T Offers $1,000 Teacher Grants for Technology

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AT&T Internet Service is offering teachers and professors $1,000 scholarships to spend on classroom technology.   Educators are asked to submit a 300-450 word essay or a 1-2 minute video explaining how they and their students use internet-connected technology in the classroom.

The program is open to professors at 2-year or 4-year institutes of higher education and also K-12 teachers.

The application deadline is February 3, 2017. For more details on the grant program, visit their website.

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Upcoming Webinar – Obtaining Federal Resources for P-12 Educators

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MSPnet announces their upcoming webinar on Tuesday, November 1 at 8pm eastern time.  The US Department of Energy, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the Smithsonian Science Education Center, and MSPnet are teaming together to present this webinar.

This live broadcast will discuss federal funding sources for P-12 educators, professional development opportunities, and detail other tools and resources available for use in the classroom.

Registration is required. Visit their website to learn more details.

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Research + Practice Collaboratory Offers Fellowship Grant to Attend Conferences

 

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Know a STEM educator or researcher? The Research + Practice Collaboratory is offering STEM educators and researchers a $2,000 fellowship grant to attend research and education conferences in 2017.

As an R+P Fellow, you will receive up to $2000 to attend a 2017 educational conference in order to meet and learn from other STEM educators and researchers. For example, teachers interested in engaging with educational research might attend regional or national research conferences such as AERANARST, or NCSM. Researchers wanting to connect with educators could apply to participate at conferences such as ASTC, ISTENCTMNSTA, orTODOS.  You will be teamed up with 2-3 other Fellows and touch base as a group, along with a Collaboratory mentor, at least once a day during the conference.

The program is open to K-12 educators and researchers who live and work in the US.

Applications are due Friday, November 4, 2016. For full details, visit the R + P website.

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Teach Earth Opportunities for Teachers

Are you an ambitious and dedicated teacher who wants real life experience to share with your students?  If so, this opportunity from Earthwatch is for you:

“Teach Earth is built upon the principle that every individual can contribute to a sustainable planet, regardless of scientific background or skill. Each year, we select talented teachers from all subject areas to work side by side with world-class scientists on field research expeditions around the world.”

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Applications are due December 18, 2016.

You can find more information and the full application by clicking HERE.

 

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