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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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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NYSED Liberty Partnerships Program

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) anticipates a January release of their Liberty Partnerships Program.  This grant offers funding for collaborations between degree-granting institutions and secondary schools to improve drop-out rates for at-risk youth in grades K-12 by preparing students for college or careers.

New York State Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) are eligible to apply with a partner school. Partnerships may include additional schools, colleges, or community organizations.

The minimum award for previous program years was $200,000 for projects serving at least 160 students for a 5-year period.

For additional information, please see the previous program RFP: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/precoll/lpp/documents/Final_LPP_RFP_updated6-11-12.pdf

BRI can help you get a head start on your proposal now, and we will update our blog when the 2017 RFP is released.

 

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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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21 Century Community Learning Centers Grants

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The New York State Education Department has released the new 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant application. The purpose of this grant is to provide academic enrichment to help students at high-needs schools meet the New York State academic standards.

Eligible applicants include Local Education Agencies, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), public or private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), not-for-profit and for-profit organizations or agencies.

“To be eligible for this grant, at least 2/3 of the students an applicant is proposing to serve must attend

  1. schools eligible for schoolwide programs under Title I, Section 1114 of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the families of these students, or 
  2. schools with at least 40 percent of students eligible for free or reduced priced lunch; and the families of these students.”

Click HERE for a complete list of eligible schools.

You can find the application HERE.

Due Date/Time is : 11/14/2016 12:00 PM

Mandatory NOI is due: 10/31/16.

NYS CCLC funds are from 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a federally-funded program which supports the creation of community learning centers for students, particularly those who attend high poverty and low-performing schools, and their families. You can also learn more about NYS CCLC by clicking here.

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Trout in the Classroom

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Trout in the Classroom is a program offered by Trout Unlimited based in Arlington Virginia.  The program gives students in grades K-12 the opportunity to hatch trout from eggs, raise the fry, and release the grown trout into a local state-approved watershed.

TIC provides curriculum materials with interdisciplinary applications for science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts, and physical education.

To learn more about this fun STEM opportunity, read the details on their website.

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Grant to Bring Local Food to Your School Cafeteria

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The NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets is offering grants to schools so that they can serve food from local farms in their cafeteria meals. This is a competitive grant opportunity.

“The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets invites proposals that will increase the capacity of schools to procure and to serve locally produced specialty crops in school meals programs.”

Grant period: 24 months

Application Due Date: 10/15/16

Funding availability: $500,000 total with approx. $25,000 to $100,000 available per grant

Questions can be directed to (by September 23): 

Meg McCabe NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets 10B Airline Drive Albany, NY 12235 Fax: (518) 457-2716 E-mail: meg.mccabe@agriculture.ny.gov 

For further info:

http://agriculture.ny.gov/rfps.html

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