Van ISD Education Foundation

PO Box 697 | Van, Texas 75790

Maigen Parham

Phone: 903.963.8719

Email: mparham@vanisdfoundation.com

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ENCOURAGE, FACILITATE, RECOGNIZE & REWARD

innovative teaching methods that enhance the education of students in Van ISD above & beyond the resources provided to the district by the state.

GRANTS FOR

GREAT IDEAS

Encouraging, facilitating, recognizing, rewarding

innoVative

teaching

methods.

PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR GRANTS: 

Individuals or teams of individuals employed by Van ISD who are involved in the instruction of students or related support services benefiting students.  Individual applicants must be a certified teacher.  Team applicants must include at least one certified teacher. 

AWARD OF FUNDS:

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to individual teacher initiated programs or projects. Although only very special cases will be considered, individuals may apply for an exemption in order to receive more than the allowed maximum of $1,000. Careful consideration will be given to your petition to receive additional funding. Please submit an additional page to your application in order to justify your request for additional funding.  The number of awards will depend on funds available from the Van ISD Education Foundation.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • The degree to which the proposal represents a creative or innovative approach to the accomplishment of objectives.  (It should address a new project as opposed to one accomplished or under way.)

  • The degree to which the proposal is clear and logical, including:

  • Purpose and objectives are specific and feasible;

  • Details of instructional activities/procedures are fully outlined;

  • Evaluation is aligned to the stated objectives and is measurable; (sound evaluation procedures are incorporated in the proposal)

  • Summary is clearly stated in 100 words or less;

  • Need and rationale for the project is identifiable and relates to curriculum objectives.

  • The degree to which student academic performance is emphasized and the project/program improves student learning.

  • The degree to which the proposal addresses priority campus or district goals.

  • The degree to which the budget supports the project.

Since the first grant cycle, the Foundation has awarded $238,864.73

to Van ISD classrooms!