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The Insider's Guide to Winning Education Grants,9781118412909

The Insider's Guide to Winning Education Grants

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/4/2013
Publisher(s): Jossey-Bass
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Find, apply for, and win grant dollars for the classroom

This accessible guide offers a proven, step-by-step process for researching, writing, applying for, and winning education grants. The book educates readers on the basics of grant writing, including what sources are the most reliable for securing education funding. It also serves as a practice tool, with worksheets, proposal templates, real-world examples, and advice from grant-winning teachers to help instill confidence about navigating this somewhat daunting process.

  • Offers a proven formula for winning education grants in clear, step-by-step instructions
  • Includes a wealth of handy tools, worksheets, templates, and teacher-tested advice
  • Outlines the four main components of money-generating education grants
  • Based on UNITE's celebrated "Grant Writing Teacher" Professional Development series

The book's step-by-step process is filled with illustrative examples of successful grant proposals.

Author Biography

Dakota Pawlicki is founder and board president of UNITE (Urban Needs in Teacher Education). The co-author of a multimillion-dollar federal Teacher Quality Partnership grant received in 2009, he works in urban teacher preparation for Illinois State University.

Chase James, executive director of UNITE and history department chair at Collins Academy High School in Chicago, has experience writing and editing grant proposals ranging from small classroom projects to multimillion-dollar programsfor schools and nonprofits.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

The Authors xi

About UNITE xiii

Foreword xv

Gregory Michie

Introduction xvii

First Period: Grants 101 1

Second Period: Composition 19

Third Period: Creative Writing 37

Fourth Period: Economics 67

Fifth Period: Personal Finance 93

Sixth Period: Statistics 107

Seventh Period: Communication 127

Appendix A: Templates and Worksheets 139

Project or Program Planning Template 139

Proficient Example: Needs Statement 141

Example of a Likert Survey Template 143

Practice Worksheet: Word Count I 144

Practice Worksheet: Word Count II 146

Practice Worksheet: Needs Statement 148

Practice Worksheet: Budget Categories: Fourth Period 149

Practice Worksheet: Ledger Activity: Fifth Period 151

Answer Worksheet: Word Counts I and II 153

Answer Worksheet: Needs Statement 155

Answer Worksheet: Budget Categories: Fourth Period 157

Answer Worksheet: Ledger Activity: Fifth Period 159

Appendix B: Resources 161

Comprehensive Chapter Review Guide 161

Exit Ticket Answers 165

Fifty Classroom and School Grants 167

Flowchart: The Grant-Writing Process 170

Grant-Reviewing Committee: Proposal Evaluation Rubric 171

Request for Proposal: Health Awareness Evaluation Rubric 171

Complete Proposal: Instructional Unit 173

Example of a Classroom Instructional Unit Grant 182

Example of a Teacher Travel Grant 186

Example of a Final Report of a Grant-Supported Program 194

Index 197

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