2021-22 National Signature Project Award

The National Signature Project Award is awarded annually to an outstanding and innovative classroom project that exemplifies the very best in rural, place-based education. The award is open to any rural classroom teacher in the United States, and it is jointly funded by the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) and the National Rural Education Association (NREA).

The grant application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 30. The maximum award is $2,500.

Annual conference on the value of play

The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition.

We are thrilled to announce the 2021 VIRTUAL Conference on  the Value of Play kicks off this spring!  This conference format, in response to the continued concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, features LIVE headliners, dozens of recorded educational and research presentations and weekly networking events – all online from April 1 through June 30.

The latest research and practices in the field of play are presented at the conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, camp professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the U.S. and beyond.

Teach Plus is offering two different policy fellowships for educators in the 2021-2022 school year

Teach Plus Illinois is thrilled to announce two policy fellowships for educators in the 2021-22 school year: the K-12 Teaching Policy Fellowship, and the Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellowship

Teach Plus Illinois’ programs are highly selective leadership opportunities for outstanding teachers looking to expand their influence without having to leave the classroom. They span the 2021-22 school year and offer selected teachers a generous stipend for their time and work. The Policy fellowships are for teachers who want to learn about policy and advocate on behalf of all students. Grow as teacher leader by exploring one of these three opportunities!

Calling all future cougars

The CSU College of Education offers highly accredited licensure programs and elite scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students. Students who earn the College and Career Pathway Endorsement (CCPE) in Education and apply for these awards are automatically advanced as finalists.

Call Me Mister Program
The prestigious national program, Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role models (MISTER), increases the number of diverse, male teacher candidates becoming teachers in under-served, urban communities. Participants receive a full-tuition scholarship, weekly academic support sessions, program mentor, and access to monthly activities related to the profession.

SEL in Action Awards

The application window is now open!

NoVo Foundation is committed to supporting the spread of social and emotional learning (SEL) practices in schools and districts nationwide. We know practitioners have some of the most inspiring, effective and innovative ideas in the field. NoVo Foundation, in partnership with Education First and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, aims to seed projects that foster social and emotional competencies in students in grades PK-12. Whether you have an idea for a new initiative or want to expand or continue an existing project, we want to hear from you.

For the 2021–22 school year, we invite applications for the SEL in Action Awards from two applicant pools:

  1. School-based educators (including teachers, counselors, administrators and other school staff) seeking to implement SEL initiatives in classrooms or schools in the 2021–2022 school year, and
  2. District-level applicants seeking to implement SEL initiatives district-wide and/or across multiple schools within one district (including a charter network).

Grant awards for educator-led projects will be a maximum of $7,500 each. District-level grant awards will be a maximum of $25,000 each. We will also award a select number of two-year grants. Find more details in the RFP document here.

Applications will be accepted February 8 through April 9. No applications will be accepted after 11:59pm PT on Friday, April 9, 2021.