FCF Partners in Education
Teacher Vision Grants
FCF-Partners in Education Teacher Vision Grants are awarded annually for projects that promise to advance learning in the arts, mathematics, communications and information technology or the environment. Grants range in amount from $500 to $5000.
Each year applications are accepted from K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the boundaries of the Cave Creek Unified School District until the end of August. Multi-year projects with significant promise are considered.
Applications will be judged on the extent to which they support sustainable innovations in teaching methodology, the number of students impacted and the degree of transferability to other classes or schools, the probability of successful measurable outcomes, and the degree to which the project is integrated with and supportive of the curriculum goals of the school and system. Highly regarded projects will also incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary approaches.
Applications from grade or subject matter teaching teams are encouraged. A copy of the Grant Evaluation Criteria form used by the PIE Committee to evaluate the project is included with the application form.
We ask that grant proposals be approved by your principal and teaching and learning center before submission. The Partners in Education committee then evaluates each grant proposal. The Partners in Education committee is composed of former school teachers and administrators, parents, and volunteers interested in supporting local education. The committee may call on qualified outside evaluators to assist in evaluating proposals.
The Partners in Education Committee rates each proposal using a scoring rubric that assigns equal weights to each of ten categories. The total score is tabulated and used as a starting point in ranking the proposals. The number of proposals accepted depends on the funds available each year for grants and the number and size of grant requests.
Refer to the application form for a listing of the categories and detailed evaluation scoring criteria.
Grants may be used to purchase equipment, curriculum materials, hire consultants or to provide field trip transportation. Purchases should be just one component of a well planned project, integrated with other curriculum materials and activities. Funds may not be used for staff stipends, meals or organizational overhead.
To apply, complete and return your application by midnight, Friday, August 30, 2013. Please be sure your application has been approved by your principal and respective curriculum supervisor.