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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Education Challenge Grant
The Entertainment Software Association Foundation’s (ESAF) Education Challenge Grant awards those who want to bring cutting-edge educational technology into their classrooms. The grant is open to any school that wants to leverage interactive entertainment software to strengthen its current curricular offerings or create new learning experiences for its students. Proposed lesson plans should reflect the significant impact that games can have on learning. Winners will receive funding to implement their projects in the classroom, grade, school, or district in the fall of 2014. The grant submission deadline is April 18.

Summer Travel Programs for Teachers
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is offering professional development travel programs for teachers in 18 countries this summer. Educators have the option to earn graduate school or professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 24 days and are designed to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO provides educational materials and the structure to help teachers bring their experiences back to the classroom. The program is available to K–12 and university educators and administrators of all nationalities, as well as retired educators. Register no later than June 1.

Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition
The Department of Education announced the start of the $134 million 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition on March 14 with the release of the program’s invitation for pre-applications for the i3 “Development” grants (up to $3,000,000 each). In its fifth round of competition, the i3 program continues to develop and expand practices that accelerate student achievement and prepare every student to succeed in college and in their careers. The i3 program includes three grant categories: development, validation, and scale-up. The Department plans to announce applications for the validation and scale-up categories this spring.

repost from NCTM's Summing Up

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