Host an Educator for a Day event and your school could receive a $5,000 grant.
In honor of American Education Week (Nov. 13–19, 2011), Walden University is awarding $5,000 grants to five preK–12 schools that are hosting an Educator for a Day event on Thursday, Nov. 17, and have been nominated by a teacher or administrator at that school.
By opening your classrooms for a day to members of your community, you will introduce others to the rewards of teaching while bringing recognition to your school. Join Walden in celebrating our fifth year supporting this event, and your school could receive a grant to support an initiative of your choice. Click here to learn about schools that have received Educator for a Day grants in the past four years.
Nominate your school for a $5,000 grant today. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
What is Educator for a Day?
Educator for a Day will be held on Nov. 17, 2011, as part of the celebration of American Education Week hosted by the National Education Association (NEA). For one day, community members—including those interested in transitioning into a teaching career—are invited into the classroom as “guest educators” or “shadows” to help perform the daily duties of America’s educators under the supervision of a teacher.
For information about how you and your school can get involved, please visit the NEA website.
Who is eligible for a $5,000 grant from Walden University?
You may nominate your school for a $5,000 grant from Walden University if you and your school are participating in the NEA’s Educator for a Day program. Any teacher or administrator from a public or private preK–12 school may submit a nomination. Read the eligibility requirements.
How do I nominate a school?
It’s easy: Tell us what makes your school exceptional by completing and submitting the nomination form on or before the deadline of Oct. 17, 2011. All information must be provided and all questions must be answered. No response to any question may exceed 1,000 characters (approximately 200 words).
- Download the nomination form.
- Email the completed form to email@example.com.
How will the schools be selected?
A panel of judges, composed of educators and members of the Walden University community, will select five schools to receive a $5,000 grant each. Selections will be based on the nominator’s demonstrated passion for and knowledge of teaching, as well as the impact the grant would have on the school’s ability to create a better place for students to learn and for teachers to work. Walden University will notify winning educators on or about Oct. , so that plans can be made and logistics arranged for on-site promotion of the Educator for a Day event to be held on Nov. .
Send nomination forms and questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the standard of excellence in preparing effective preK–12 educators.
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