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.
Want to be featured? Show us your innovative work!
We know our grantees do innovative and important work, and our hope is to share knowledge gained from your grant projects with other educators. Would you and your students like to be featured on our website and on social media? Here are three ways to share.
1. Send a video:
Do you or your students want to be YouTube stars? Send us videos and photos of your grant project in action, and we’ll turn them into a short video starring your class to share on our website and social media. Download these guidelines to get started today! Watch the video below 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? We’d love to share your 1-3 sentence quote on anything related to your grant work, and a photo of you or your students (given you have the proper permissions). Email your quote and attach a photo of at least 500x300 pixels to Carrie McCloud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Respond to a Q&A:
Reply to the following questions, and your response may be featured on our blog:
- 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.
See what other educators have said below. Email your responses to Carrie McCloud at email@example.com, along with your name, title, school, city, and state. Don’t forget to include at least one photo of yourself or your students (give you have the proper permissions) of at least 500x300 pixels as an attachment in your email.
See What Grantees Have Been Working On
Watch videos featuring NEA Foundation grantees and their students in action.
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.
Featured Q&A Blogs
Read what educators are sharing about their grant work.
- Annotating the Classics, NEA Foundation Grantee Jenna Hixson says her students can’t just watch a movie anymore.
- On Second Chances and Hope, NEA Foundation Grantee Cassie Cox on second chances and hope— through education.
- Fostering Parent Involvement, NEA Foundation Grantee Karen Ciotta on how relationships with students and families shine positive light on classroom environment.
- Gardening for English Language Learners, NEA Foundation Grantee Arlene Costello on gardening with English Language Learners
- Getting Students in AP Courses, NEA Foundation Grantee Susan Anglada Bartley challenges students to enroll in AP courses— and succeeds.
- Hooking Students on Sci-Fi, NEA Foundation Grantee Mary Ann Giasson hooks students with sci-fi and author lunches.
- Lessons Learned: NEA Foundation Grant Gets Preschoolers Communicating
- Hey NEA Foundation Grantees, Show Us Your Innovative Work!
- Teaching How to Teach: Meet Excellence in Education Award Winner Debra McDonald
- Watch Education Leaders Talk Equity, the Achievement Gap and more on October 8-9, 2015
- Learning in a Looping Classroom: Meet Excellence in Education Award Winner Dirk Andrews
Grant gets preschoolers talking
What students should know about culture
Speakers talk equity, achievement
Springfield Collaboration for Change
Apply by February 1, 2016
Meet Award Winner Heather LaBarbara
Meet Award Winner Pam Wells
Transform into Blended Learning
Meet Award Winner Mohsen Ghaffari
Meet Award Winner Debra McDonald
Meet Award Winner Dirk Andrews