Teachers are constantly generating ideas for improving instruction and putting them into practice in their classrooms. They are the secret sauce for innovation, a wellspring of ideas for advancing educationwhich is why the Canyons Education Foundation each year offers grants to help teachers bring their big ideas to fruition.
Applications are open now for the competitive grants, which recognize and support excellence in teaching by providing funds up to $10,000 per grantee to enhance teaching through technology, materials or supplemental programs. All applications are due Monday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m., and the forms can be found on the Foundation’s website. Awards will be based on the educational merit, as well as the creativity of the proposals.
Grant winners come from all grade levels and subject areas, from math and science to music and language. Requests range from robotics kits and 3-D printers to technology that helps young musicians practice challenging musical scores at home.
On any given year, a total of about $100,000 is available. Funds earned at a Sept. 18 golf tournament at Wasatch Mountain Golf Course in Midway help pay for the grants.
Questions about the grant process or the golf tournament can be answered by Canyons’ Development Office at 801-826-5178.