Every year, the NEA Foundation awards more than 150 grants to support public school educators’ innovative ideas. On average, each grant impacts the learning of 200 students. Below you will find examples of just a handful of the many exemplary projects brought to fruition by our grantees. We hope that the creativity displayed by these educators will inspire not only those considering applying for a grant, but also educators looking for unique learning lessons to replicate.
Congratulations to the latest round of grant recipients, including 42 public school educators! We hope NEA state affiliates will join us in recognizing the recipients from your states. To help, we've created this toolkit, which includes:
1. News releases
2. 4 ways to recognize grant recipients
3. Sample social media posts
4. Frequently asked questions
Download the toolkit and start sharing this exciting news!
1. Send a video: Do you or your students want to be YouTube stars? Send us footage of your grant project in action, and we’ll edit it into a short video. Download these guidelines to get started today! Watch this video for more details on how to involve your students!
2. Send a quote and photo: Each week, we share quotes from educators on social media. Want to be featured? Email a 1-2 sentence quote on anything related to your grant project or teaching practice, and a high-resolution photo of you or your students (given you have the proper permissions) to Carrie McCloud at email@example.com.
3. Respond to a Q&A: Reply to the following questions, and your response may be featured on our blog. Email you responses to Carrie McCloud at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, title, school, city, and state. Don’t forget to include at least one photo!
- Tell us about your plans for your NEA Foundation grant project.
- How do you think your NEA Foundation grant money will help your students?
- Why did you start teaching?
- What is your passion— in or outside the classroom?
- Describe an “a-ha” moment, when you or your students (or both) have experienced a transformation in your thinking or learning.
NEA Foundation Grantee Stefanie Root
transforms her sixth grade math
classroom with blended learning.
NEA Foundation Grantee Leslie Chekin's
"Theatre Without Borders" brings
non-native English speakers to
NEA Foundation Grantee George Barlow's
students test environmentally-friendly
NEA Foundation Grantee David Lazerson
facilitates music for special needs students.