The purpose of the Weston Education Foundation’s Enrichment and Technology Grant is to fund larger projects that do not qualify as Expert-in-Residence or Teacher Development and Creativity Grants. Some requests have included collaborations with institutions of higher learning, and tangible items such as the Media Lab, the Wireless Library, High School Television Studio and Middle School Robotics team.
Any certified staff member currently employed by the Weston Public Schools can apply for a grant.
These grants will be awarded for projects that are not presently fundable by other sources. Funding will be limited to the costs of materials, equipment, and services that benefit students. WEF does not provide funding for substitute teachers or transportation.
WEF will use the following general criteria when screening applications:
- The initiative ultimately leads to a problem-solving approach to learning, involving inquiry and investigation.
- The initiative ultimately leads to higher-level reasoning, abstract, and critical-thinking skills.
- The initiative ultimately leads to a project that promotes creative expression.
- The initiative ultimately leads to self-directed learning and study skills.
- The initiatives ultimately leads to the development of curriculum enhancement.
In addition, preference will be given to those proposals that can potentially be continued or repeated in future years without additional WEF funding.
Complete sections I, II, and III and have the department chairperson, school principal, and assistant superintendent or superintendent sign the attached application. Applications should be emailed by May 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please e-mail the Weston Education Grants Committee at email@example.com.