Leaps in student achievement often come down to one factor: great teaching. But teaching isn’t easy. Fund for Teachers-Boston honors teachers’ hard work by supporting them to pursue their professional interests, renew their energy, and rediscover the passion that draws them to teach.
Fund for Teachers provides teachers with grants to pursue rich, self-designed summer learning experiences. Since the start of the program, Fund for Teachers-Boston has awarded $1,286,069 to 370 teachers.
"The inspiration for traditional music and dances of Brazil have enriched my life and touched my spirit so that I can transfer all of that knowledge to my students."
Rosalba Solis, Hernandez K-8
"As teachers we have new and exciting ideas for engaging students in the curriculum as well as a deeper understanding of ecological and social issues that exist in Ecuador which we can use to address complex issues with our students."
John Walker and Marcy Ostberg, Boston Day and Evening Academy
Make 2014 Your Year
You know what you need as an educator to remain relevant in your classroom. You know what your students need to engage in authentic learning. Now, tell Fund for Teachers.
Fund for Teachers awards grants to preK-12 teachers for self-designed professional development experiences. Full-time teachers with at least three years experience in the Boston Public Schools are eligible.
Individuals may apply for up to $5,000. Teams may apply for up to $10,000.
The deadline for summer 2014 applications is Thursday, January 30, 2014.
Tuesday, December 17
Fenway High School
174 Ipswich St., Boston, 02215
Monday, January 6
Mission Hill K-8 School
20 Child St., Boston, 02130
Thursday, January 9
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
6 Shirley St., Roxbury, 02119
Wednesday, January 15
Boston Teachers Union
180 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester, 02125
Wednesday, December 4, 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, December 18, 7:00pm EST
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, January 22, 7:00pm EST
For additional information, please contact:
Dottie Engler (617.275.0709)
FFT-Boston is an affiliate of the national Fund for Teachers based in Houston.