Why does Census 2020 matter?
It will direct more than $8 billion in federal funding into Colorado, impacting nutritional assistance, Medicare, housing vouchers, foster care, child care, children's healthcare, Head Start, special education programs, Title 1 grants and school lunch programs. Learn more about how to help support accurate reporting.
“Make Your Community Your Classroom”
Here’s a Metro Denver source for finding field trips, assemblies, workshops and Professional Development – often with funding for schools!
Free and searchable with a few clicks. Dance, zoo animals, teambuilding, theatre matinees, in-school exhibits and much more!
No cost for teachers to search at www.ExplorablePlaces.com
New free school safety toolkit available
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), the School Superintendents Association (AASA), CrisisGo and other leading education organizations joined together to create a free online toolkit focused on school safety and crisis planning.
This toolkit features a range of resources as well as information from a group of safety leaders throughout the country.
Call for nominations!
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is accepting nominations for the Colorado 2020 Superintendent of the Year. Recognize an outstanding superintendent for their dedication and commitment to your school district.
Check out a new pathway for STEM and Computer Science educators
STEMpath is a graduate-level educator prep program that provides educators with pathways to pursue STEM & computer science credentials. STEMpath enrollment is now open and the program will launch in January 2019.
PowerMyLearning: Initiative to increase family engagement
PowerMyLearning is a national education nonprofit that partners with schools and districts to personalize learning and to strengthen the relationship students have with their teachers and with their families. Partner with PowerMyLearning and transform the learning environment of your school or district and the confidence of your students.
Formlabs 3D Printing Grants
The Formlabs education grant is an opportunity for schools to receive a Form 2 3D printer by sharing a research-oriented project that will benefit from the use of a 3D printer. Accepting rolling applications.
Digital Wish Lesson Plan Grants
Have an innovative technology-based lesson plan you want to share? Submit your lesson plans to Digital Wish for a chance at receiving one of 50+ classroom technology grants.
Toshiba 6-12 EdTech Grants
Toshiba America Foundation provides grants to educators to support tech-enhanced STEM learning for students. The grant can be used to purchase supplies and materials.
Grant applications for grades K - 5 have rolling deadlines.
DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Overview
DiscoverE Collaboration Grants provide funding to support programs that engage youth in the engineering community with hands-on learning. Five $1,000 grants are available. Accepting rolling applications.
Pets in the Classroom Grants
The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides financial support for educators to purchase and maintain small classroom pets. Pre-K through 9th grade are eligible to apply. Accepting applications through June 1, 2019 for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.
Free STEM Outreach Programs from Lockheed Martin
Free curriculum, student STEM contests and mentoring opportunities for high school students. Free aerospace classroom resources and a coding contest for younger students. Applications ongoing.
SNAP Program Information for Colorado-Grown fruits and vegetables!
Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food assistance) can receive vouchers for up to an additional $20 in Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. When customers spend their SNAP benefits on their EBT card at participating farmers markets or select retailers, those food benefits will be matched dollar for dollar to be put toward Colorado-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per visit.
Please visit www.DoubleUpColorado.org/where-its-at for a list of participating markets and retailers. Or text your zip code to 1-844-383-2399 for a location near you! Participating partners include general markets, small retailers, and weekly food box programs at over 85 locations. Or call Amy Nelms, Colorado program manager, for more information.
LiveWell Colorado has funding opportunities available for schools. Various deadlines.
EDesign Thinking tools to help your district and teachers.
Check out IDEO’s Teacher’s Guild: Collaborative learning programs with a learner-centered approach to problem-solving.
Join CEN Today!
The Colorado Education Network is a coalition of individuals and organizations who support public education and are committed to finding common ground in assuring it is available to all.