2011 China Experience: Shanghai and the Western Shanghai Experimental School

By Sarah Davis, Pearson Foundation

We recently arrived in Shanghai , a city known for its financial history, as well as its hybrid-like East-West culture (for more on Shanghai, visit here). In a very short period of time, we visited the Bund (外滩), the Shanghai World Financial Center (known by local people as “the beer bottle opener”), an outdoor market (XinTianDi ; 新天地), the Jade Buddha Temple  (玉佛禅寺), Yu

2011 China Experience: Beijing to Shanghai: Education Begins at Home

From June 22 to July 1, 26 of the 2011 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are spending 10 days on an educational and cultural tour of China.

Our partners from the Pearson Foundation are helping us document the trip by

2011 China Experience: The Dynasty of Look Forward

From June 22 to July 1, 26 of the 2011 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are spending 10 days on an educational and cultural tour of China.

Our partners from the Pearson Foundation are helping us document the trip by

2011 China Experience: Our Goals, Our Expectations

From June 22 to July 1, 26 of the 2011 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are spending 10 days on an educational and cultural tour of China.

Our partners from the Pearson Foundation are helping us document the trip by sharing

Edcuators Get a ‘Big Help’ From Nickelodeon

We have just awarded 41 grants to educators in 24 states in partnership with Nickelodeon’s “The Big Help.” Each school year, the Foundation awards more than 150 grants to educators in every state. It is always eye-opening and

Grantee Discussion: Incorporating Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Many NEA Foundation grantees have used funds to incorporate iPod, iPad or other mobile technology in the classroom. We would like to hear from educators about their experiences. 


Has this technology resonated with students? In incorporating

Grant Application Tip: Have a Good Reason For a Grant

By Jesse Graytock

Grants Manager, The NEA Foundation


As Grants Manager, I like to offer tips to educators that are not just applicable when applying for a grant from the NEA Foundation, but can but useful when applying for any type of grant. 

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“The Promethean ActivBoard will only enhance the learning experience for my students... We can jump right online and conduct investigations, explore topics further in much greater detail. And it’s right at our fingertips.”Christopher Stone, Wallingford, CT2014 Awards for Teaching Excellence recipientAWARDS GALA
I approached the remainder of the [NEA Leadership Summit] with the lens of educator-led, student success, which I found to be very empowering.Joshua Quick, Aurora, CO French Teacher at Hinkley High SchoolONLINE COURSES
“They say, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’  I think we can all agree that it takes the commitment of a very large, powerful, dedicated and loving village of educators to educate a child. “Phylicia Rashad, Tony Award-winning actressHost of the NEA Foundation's 2014 Awards GalaAWARDS GALA
“It is my responsibility to empower my students to investigate this diverse Earth with purpose; the cultures within it, and the resources it provides. The fellowship has given me the knowledge to do this.”Loryn Windwehen, San Antonio, TX2013 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and Teacher at Harris Middle SchoolGLOBAL LEARNING FELLOWSHIP
“Unless we come together to design it, to implement it, and, most importantly, believe in it, it won’t happen.”Dennis Van RoekelPresident, National Education AssociationBOARD OF DIRECTORS
“By supporting the development of a robotics curriculum, this grant…will make a difference in preparing our students for a STEM career.”Tony Svozil, Flossmoor, ILThe NEA Foundation Grantee and Honors Physics/Honors College Engineering Teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School Districts 233LEARNING & LEADERSHIP GRANTS
“... the evidence is clear that effective education policy and practice can more likely be achieved if the wisdom, experience and expertise of educators at the frontlines of practice is systematically brought to the table.”Harriet Sanford, Washington, DCPresident & CEO, The NEA FoundationSTAFF
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“The [fellowship] has me excited about broadening my students’ view of the world they live in. The experiences have helped stimulate my thinking and designing of new curriculum.”Thomas Young, Waitsfield, VT2013 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and Teacher at Waitsfield Elementary School GLOBAL LEARNING FELLOWSHIP
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