Resourcing Your Passion for Teaching and Learning!

Welcome to your chance to take your creativity in the classroom to the next level! The CHCA Teacher Innovation Fund seeks to promote the most distinguished ideas for teaching and learning and showcase that excellence in a way that benefits the entire school community. For all the great ideas you’ve had, all the amazing conference sessions you’ve attended, and all the times you’ve said, “If only I had the time and money to do THIS…,” now is your chance!

QUESTIONS?
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OUR PROCESS

  • 01 APPLY

    Complete the Teacher Innovation Fund application and submit to the committee by the deadline.

  • 02 REVIEW

    All applications are inspected and reviewed by the Teacher Innovation Fund Committee.

  • 03 ALLOCATION

    Grants are awarded based on available dollars and the quality of proposals as measured against the funding criteria.

  • 04 DECISION

    All grant decisions will be announced by 5/26/17 and funding will be awarded shortly thereafter.

OUR CRITERIA

To promote a culture of innovation and collaboration, applications will be reviewed against the following criteria.

Maximizing Student Engagement

Students are the beneficiaries of the work we are doing. Based on your deep knowledge of your students, how does your plan compel them to love learning and own the academic content? To what extent does your plan address a problem or an opportunity that your students face?

Cultivating 21st Century Fluency

While promoting benchmark mastery, does your proposal address key fluency/skill areas that students need for navigating in the contemporary landscape—solution, creativity, media, information, collaboration, global citizenship fluency?

Connection with Research and Best Practices

Are there studies that support your idea? Or, is your idea so new (and so innovative) that your idea is pioneering through the gaps of existing research and best practices?

Connection with Benchmark Content

What are the content benchmarks that your innovation plan seeks to reinforce? To what extent does your plan help to build cross-curricular collaboration, reinforcing your students’ benchmark ownership across the curriculum?

Sustainability

Is there potential for your students to benefit from your plan over many years (as opposed to only a one-time project)? To what extent is your idea replicable or teachable to other teachers? Is the idea presentable in academic venues outside of CHCA?

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In keeping with the true spirit of innovation, we want to leave our teachers room to push the envelope and be creative with their applications. Applicants can choose to use our online application portal, or submit an application manually via email or in person.

The method of application will not affect chances of being chosen for this grant.
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