Archive for November 2011

Common Core Update   Leave a comment

I heard today on NPR and read in the Auburn/Opelika News that the State Board will meet Thursday to vote on a repeal of the Common Core Standards.  I wanted to make each of you aware of what was currently happening in the state as a part of EACTM. 


If you would like to contact the board member that resides over your district, you can find that information here:


EACTM is a partner of ACTM and NCTM.  NCTM president had this to say on November 1, 2011 regarding retraction of the standards: .


Posted November 9, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Grant Opportunities   Leave a comment

I received an e-mail from Ned Colley, TI Education Technology Consultant, with a list of grant opportunities.  I thought some of you may be interested in this.  He said some of these have very minimal paper work to apply.  He also reminded me that TI offers free assistance with grant writing (Colley, Ned []).


Funding Opportunities Click these links below for all details and how to apply  
Due Date: Organization Value of Opportunity
DUE: 11/09/11 Youth Service America and State Farm Service-Learning Grants Grants of up-to $1,000.
DUE: 11/11/11 NCTM: Improving Students’ Understanding of Geometry Grants Maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades PreK–8 level.
DUE: 11/11/11 NCTM: Grants for Middle School Math Teachers Maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6–8.
DUE: 11/18/11 National Excellence in Urban Education Award Various, please check details.
DUE: 11/28/11 NGA/Home Depot Youth Gardens Grant 5 winners will receive gift cards valued at $1,000, and 95 winners will receive $500 gift cards!
DUE: 11/30/11 NSTA/Vernier Technology Awards for Science Teachers Tons of awards including cash, technology, and trips to NSTA!
DUE: 12/01/11 AAPT: High School Physics Teachers Grants $100 to $500 per award plus travel allowance for AAPT
DUE: 12/01/11 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Award Various awards ($5K-$10K) for top projects, and trips to NSTA!  
DUE: 12/15/11 Rural Teacher Global Fellowship Program Up to 25 fellowships will be awarded in 2012 to support the professional and personal development of rural teachers. The awards: up to $5,000 for individual teachers and $10,000 for a team of 2 or more teachers.
DUE: 12/31/11 Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grants Various, please check details.
DUE: 01/15/12 Community Action Grants $2,000 – $10,000 with special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering or math!
DUE: 02/01/12 ExploraVision Awards from Toshiba and NSTA This is a huge opportunity with past winners from AL & GA
DUE: 04/30/12 ING Unsung Heroes Program Each year, 100 finalists receives $2,000 while three of them are selected as Top Winners to receive additional grants of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000


Posted November 1, 2011 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized