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Time to Vote for More WeAreTeachers Microgrants

The WeAreTeachers (WAT) community is sponsoring another microgrant opportunity. The topic for this round of microgrants is ‘Measurable Improvement, Meaningful Progress’. To apply, click on this link and submit your microgrant proposal about strategies for implementing Response to Intervention activities or

Is there any more rewarding moment in a teacher’s career than when you are able to put a struggling student on the path to success? Response to Intervention is a key part of bringing outlying students into the fold and unlocking their true potential, but it can also be a trying and time consuming puzzle. We want to hear your best Response to Intervention ideas and strategies, and we want to help you implement them.

Submit your Response to Intervention idea and then get your friends and family to vote for it online! The ideas that garner the most votes win $200 and a Flip Video camera. Use the cash to make your idea happen and the camera to capture your work in action!

Application deadline is February 23. Voting is open February 25 – March 11. Winners are announced March 15.

Voting fopened on February 2nd for microgrant proposals submitted for the ‘Literacy: Reading is my Favorite Thing’. To vote, click here and look through the fantastic submissions by educators. Voting will close on February 16, 2010 so vote as soon as you can!

WeAreTeachers Microgrant Applications Due Now

000047The WeAreTeachers (WAT) community is sponsoring another microgrant contest and applications are currently being accepted until September 18. The topic is ‘Student Engagement’ according to the WAT website.

Apply for a Microgrant to Increase Student Engagement.

There are definite elements to promote student engagement: playing, interacting, communicating, dreaming, questioning, and so on. Tell us about a project or idea to engage your students more fully. Then let your friends and the WAT community cast their votes. The ten persons who garner the most votes will receive the Student-Engagement Microgrant: $200 and a Flip Video camera to launch their projects.

What would you do to increase student engagement?

Memorizing facts and figures has its place in education. And that place is in the dusty halls of educational theories that work in the short term, but that fail the larger and nobler goal of actively engaging students and for awakening their hunger for knowledge, discovery, and self-motivation.

Voting begins September 21 and winners will be announced via email on October 7. This is a great way to fund small projects for your classroom or professional development programs. Be sure to submit your application and check back after September 21 to vote for your favorite  WAT microgrant!