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[teacherartexchange] NAEA Grant and Funding Alert - plus teacher openings


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Apr 22 2006 - 09:37:12 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

I have received this grant funding update (below) from Dr. Hatfield. I
have also updated the Art Teacher Openings page:

Office of the Executive Director

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"2006 All-USA Teacher Team"
USA TODAY is accepting nominations for the 2006 All-USA Teacher Team, a
recognition program for outstanding teachers. Teachers can be
nominated by anyone willing to put in writing why they are
outstanding; nominees must complete the form explaining how they
achieve their success. Maximum Award: $2500.
Eligibility: Teachers K-12. Deadline: April 29, 2006.

"Seeking Young Heroes for $2,000 Barron Prize"
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2006
awards. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have
shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our
planet. Each year, ten
national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher
education. Nomination deadline is April 30. For more information and
to nominate,

"The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program"
This program selects high-achieving youth in the Unites States with financial
need and provides them, throughout their high school years, with
individualized educational services that enable them to develop their
talents and
abilities. Award: funding and support services. Eligibility: students
entering the
eighth grade in the fall of 2006 and planning to enter a U.S. high school who
also demonstrate financial need. Deadline: May 1, 2006.

"Unsung Heroes Awards Program"
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and progressive
thinking in education through monetary awards. Maximum Award: $25,000 to Grand
Prize Winner. Eligibility: full-time educators, teachers, principals,
paraprofessionals, or classified staff members with effective projects
that improve
student learning at an accredited K-12 public or private school.
Deadline: May 1,

"2006 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards"
The Turnaround Management Association is now accepting nominations for the
2006 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards. The award honors
teachers who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill in
shaping the lives of
children and teens through education. Maximum Award: $5,000 cash and travel and
lodging expenses to the TMA Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, October
11-14, 2006. Eligibility: primary or secondary school teachers employed by
accredited schools for at least five years. Deadline: May 1, 2006.

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"Presidential Freedom Scholarships"
The Presidential Freedom Scholarships promote student service and civic
engagement and honor outstanding service to the community. Maximum Award: $1000.
Eligibility: High School Juniors and Seniors with 100 hours of public service.
Deadline: May 12, 2006.

"College Prep Program for High School Juniors"
Questbridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving high-achieving
low-income students resources during the college application process, is
accepting applications for its College Prep Program for High School
Juniors. Maximum
Award: full scholarship to summer program, coverage of expenses for college
travel visits, SAT prep course and material, and a new laptop computer.
Eligibility: Qualified low-income High School Juniors. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"Grants to Help Ease the Transition of Students Switching Schools &
The Parent Relocation Council is granting scholarship awards for high school
seniors who have demonstrated an ability to overcome difficulties during their
family's relocation. Awards are based on an essay of up to 500 words and may
be used to fund tuition, books, school fees, and room and board. Maximum
Award: $2000. Eligibility: High school seniors graduating from school
this academic
year, proceeding to a two- or four-year college, and who have relocated in
the past five years. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"Grants for Early Childhood Education"
The A.L. Mailman Foundation Grants funds projects of national or regional
import in the early childhood field. Maximum Award: $25,000. Eligibility:
501(c)(3) organizations. The Foundation does not consider proposals to support
locally focused, direct service projects of organizations such as child care
centers, schools, and professional education programs. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"The Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators"
The Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators is offering scholarships
for public and private school educators to take college courses. Maximum Award:
$5,000. Eligibility: Educators must be employed by a U.S. public or private
school district or U.S. public or private college or university at the time of
application and at the time the scholarship is awarded, and must have at least
two years teaching experience. Program is not open to residents of Hawaii, New
Jersey and New York. Deadline: May 16, 2006.

"NEA Summer Arts Program"
The NEA Summer Arts Program supports rigorous, challenging summer arts
education programs that enable children and youth to acquire knowledge
and skills in the arts as well as gain lifelong interests in the arts
and culture. Maximum
Award: $35,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or
local government; or federally-recognized tribal communities or tribes. Must
have a three-year history of providing arts education instruction prior to the
application deadline. Deadline: May 22, 2006.

"Target Store Grants for Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention" Target
Store Grants support local giving in the categories of Arts, Reading, and
Family Violence Prevention. The program awards Reading grants to schools,
libraries, and nonprofit organizations, supporting programs such as weekend book
clubs, after-school reading programs, and events encouraging family
reading time.
Arts grants are given to programs that bring the arts to schools or make it
affordable for families to participate in cultural experiences, such as school
touring programs, field trips to the theater or symphony, or artist
residencies and workshops in schools. Family Violence Prevention
grants support groups working to make individual homes and entire
communities safer, such as child abuse counseling programs and
shelters. Maximum Award: $3000. Eligibility:
nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, schools, or units of government.
Deadline: May 31, 2006.

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"Grants for Youth with Disabilities"
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation awards Grants for Youth with
Disabilities. The Foundation is dedicated to helping young Americans with
disabilities maximize their potential and full participation in
society. The Foundation
supports organizations and projects within its mission that address important
needs, have broad scope and impact, and demonstrate potential for replication
at other sites. A major program emphasis is inclusion: enabling young people
with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational and
recreational opportunities and to participate alongside their
non-disabled peers.
Maximum Award: Varies. Eligibility: U.S.-based 501(c)(3)
organizations. Deadline:
June 01, 2006.

"Recognizing Extraordinary Good Done for Children"
Each year the World of Children presents awards to ordinary people who have
done extraordinary good on behalf of the health, education, and well-being of
children. Maximum Award: $50,000. Eligibility: person nominated must have full
knowledge that he or she is being nominated and must be available in November
to participate in World of Children event held in New York City. Deadline:
June 9, 2006.

"Learning in the Arts Grants"
Program offers funding for projects that help children and youth acquire
appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of and skills in the arts.
Projects must
provide participatory learning and engagement of students with skilled
artists, teachers, and excellent art, and ensure the application of
national, state,
or local arts education standards. Maximum Award: $5,000-$150,000.
Eligibility: school-based or community based projects. Deadline: June 12, 2006.

"Grants for Education, Health & Fitness, and Arts Education"
The Louis R. Cappelli Foundation makes grants in support of philanthropic
activities with a focus on programs addressing the special needs of youth. Three
specific targeted areas where the Foundation focuses its attention are
education, health and fitness, and arts education. Maximum Award: varies.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that serve at-risk youth.
Deadline: June 30, 2006.

"Freedom Alliance Scholarships"
Freedom Alliance Scholarships provide financial assistance to sons and
daughters of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Guardsman who have
been killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in the
line of duty, or who
are currently classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action
(MIA). Maximum Award: one year scholarships to undergraduates. Eligibility: high
school seniors, high school graduates or registered undergraduate students at
an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution who
are dependent sons or daughters of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or
Guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability
rating) in the line of duty or currently classified as a POW or MIA.
Deadline: July 31, 2006.

The Surdna Foundation Fellowships to High School Arts Teachers
The Surdna Foundation is pleased to announce the seventh round of the Surdna
Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, a national initiative to support the
artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in specialized,
public arts high
schools. The Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program will enable selected
teachers to create art with professionals in their fields, stay current with new
practices and resources, and create new bodies of work. Twenty awards of up
to $5,000 each will be made. A complementary grant of $1,500 will be awarded
to the Fellow's school to support post-fellowship activities. Letters of Intent
to apply are due by November 17, 2006. For more information and application
materials, please go to:

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National Art Education Association

"Grants for Arts, Education, and Health Projects"
The Milagro Foundation seeks grants applications from community-based,
grass-roots organizations that work with underprivileged children and
youth in the
areas of arts, education, and health. Maximum Award: $5000. Eligibility:
501(c)3 organizations in the United States. Deadline: N/A.

"Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions"
Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Program is committed to literary-based
sponsorships and partners with organizations that focus their core businesses
on higher learning, literacy and the arts. Maximum Award: varies.
Eligibility: non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the ARTS
OR EDUCATION (K - 12). Deadline: N/A.

"Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program"
Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program for education reform efforts
that strengthen public education at the elementary school level: systemic school
reform; improving the quality of teachers, principals and other school
leaders, and ARTS EDUCATION; early childhood care and education initiatives, and
strategies to improve literacy that address professional development
for teachers,
family literacy programs or literacy in the early years. Maximum Award:
$25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
school level.
Deadline: N/A.,1474,intPageID%253D1444%2526blnPrinterFriendly%253D0,00.html



NO. 291

By Al Hurwitz and Stanley S. Madeja with Eldon Katter. Pathways is a source
book for art teachers for the teaching of art appreciation at all levels.
Content strands are carried throughout the book. Each chapter opens
with a general discussion about various approaches to the study of art
related to the
"teaching of art appreciation." Instructional strategies and art activities are
presented in a separate "Things to Do" section. At the close of each chapter,
"Assessment Strategies" that contribute to the teaching of art appreciation are
addressed. Formative and summative assessment activities can be found
throughout the book. Many instructional approaches in the "Things to
Do" strand are dual purpose, being applicable to assessment and to
instruction. This book
accomplishes two goals: to help dispel the unnecessary mystique surrounding art
appreciation, and to clarify the significant ways in which this far-reaching
subject can excite, motivate, and enhance the lives of students. It serves as a
resource for the teacher who desires to enhance and expand the teaching of art
appreciation in the classroom.
125 pgs. {2003} ISBN 1-890160-24-5
PRICE: $25.00; Members $20.00

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