Tag Archives: K-5

SAVE THE DATE!!

28 Jan

We are doing it AGAIN!!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12-13, for the FOURTH Annual Summer Creativity Institute!!!

To be held at Little Angels Preschool in Flemington, New Jersey,

Details and Guest Instructor announcements to Follow!!!

Creatively Yours,

Dar & Deb 🙂

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The 2013 Summer Institute Plans are UNDERWAY!!

7 Mar

 

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You asked for it and we want to give it to you! Another fabulous two-day, hands-on learning experience for educators of all kinds is just about ready to be announced! Now is the time to tell us what you liked about the last two years and let us know what you’d like to see this year. We want to make this the best Summer Institute yet!

Stay tuned for 2013 dates and venues… we can’t wait to see you all again!

Yours In Creativity,

Dar & Deb

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We still have scholarship money and a few spots available…

14 Jun

Yes our deadline has come and gone but lucky you… we will be accepting registrations until we are full. We still have some spots. Send us an email and see if we still have room for you!

Funding for Professional Development

16 Apr

Hello teachers. It’s time to get creative in finding ways to fund your professional development.  First and foremost, it doesn’t hurt to ask your PTA or PTO if they would be willing to provide mini-grants for professional development.  They often do this.  And do it willingly!

Another often overlooked source may be your own contract. I know the district where I taught had a provision in our contract for a “pot of money” to be  divided equally between all staff members who attended the yearly state teacher’s conference. In addition there was a second sum of money to be used towards all other conferences. Most teachers were unaware of this second source of money even though it was and still is in their current contract. I frequently applied to the latter funding to help cover my expenses for week long conferences I wanted to attend during the summer.

There are many resources on the internet as well that offer grants to teachers for professional development. Here are a few that may provide you with resources for funding:

http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/funding-professional-development

http://www.teacherscount.org/teacher/grants.shtml

http://www.grants4teachers.com/

http://www.technologygrantnews.com/grant-index-by-type/k-12-grants.html

I know that many districts realizing the importance of providing enriched programing to their students and staff have formed Educational Foundations. It doesn’t hurt to ask if they would be willing to cover professional development experiences for staff members too! Look at your local resources, your PTA, PTO, Education Foundations, perhaps other service organizations in your community.  You may be pleasantly surprised. Be creative!
What’s the worst that could happen?