WHAT IS IT?
The South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) is pleased to announce its upcoming Science Teacher Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. The workshop will guide teachers to successfully write and submit Career and Technical Education (CTE)/SD EPSCoR Curriculum Enhancement Grant proposals on behalf of their schools. Workshop attendees will learn more about grant opportunities available for K-12 schools, grant application processes and receive in-workshop assistance from grant writing experts while participating in hands-on activities to successfully draft and complete a full CTE grant proposal ready for submission in Fall 2017.
WHAT ARE CTE/SD EPSCOR CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT GRANTS?
Proposals for SD EPSCoR funds through the Dept. of Education CTE/SD EPSCoR Curriculum Enhancement Grant program seek to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates skilled in computer science and biosciences at all levels by partnering industry with secondary education and research activities to meet the growing workforce needs of South Dakota.
Schools can receive up to $30,000 in grant funding to improve and innovate classroom programs that will provide students project-based opportunities to explore STEM disciplines.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
The workshop is open to all science teachers currently employed in a rural South Dakota public, private or tribal high school
Workshops will take place in August 2017. Official dates and locations will be released at a later date.
For more information on grant requirements, visit https://doe.sd.gov/octe/SDEPSCoRGrant.aspx.