Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund Grant

Adirondack Foundation


Grant amount: US $500 - US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2019 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Elementary / Secondary School Teacher

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in New York: Clinton County, Essex County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Clinton County, Essex County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County Expand all

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Overview:

Innovation, elevation and excellence name the aims of the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund. Created to inspire French and Spanish teachers within Adirondack Elementary, Middle and High Schools (K-12) to reach for the stars, the Fund will also elevate the status of language teachers in the teaching community.

Each year, the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund will make a limited number of grants available to Adirondack schools for initiatives that enrich and increase capacity for foreign language instruction. Grants awarded will typically range from $500 to $2,500, but larger grants will sometimes be given for exceptional projects.

Priority will be given projects that go beyond a school's budget to:

  • Support immersion in French and Spanish language and culture; 
  • Open opportunities to explore new teaching technologies;
  • Promote collaborative initiatives among schools, thus creating partnerships with BOCES to maximize efficiency and impact;
  • Support career enhancement training for teachers including workshops and conferences;
  • Innovative projects that stretch beyond the norm will also be received favorably.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • All Adirondack Elementary, Middle School and High School foreign language teachers are eligible to apply for competitive Innovation grants.
  • Applications for language/cultural immersion field trips for both students and teachers will be considered if students and teachers take responsibility for much of the fundraising.
  • Grant applications will be accepted from schools located in or serving the people of the Adirondack region, defined for this purpose by Adirondack Foundation as all of:
    • Clinton, Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton counties as well as the parts of St. Lawrence, Warren, Herkimer, and Washington counties within the Blue Line.
    • To be more specific, if a school district falls within or serves the majority of students living within one of the aforementioned counties, a school is eligible to apply. 
  • To be more specific, if a school district falls within or serves the majority of students living within one of the aforementioned counties, a school is eligible to apply.

Preferences:

  • Projects that maximize a grant's reach will be received favorably. Examples:
    • An annual forum for the presentation of foreign language skits performed by students from schools across the Park,
    • a seminar for foreign language teachers that would bring new ideas or technology into the classroom,
    • an honorarium for excellence in teaching. 

Ineligibility:

  • The fund will not support College level instructors of foreign language. 


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