EDUCATESRQ GRANTS PROGRAM
EducateSRQ, our Classroom & School-wide Grants program, affords our phenomenal Sarasota County Schools administrators with the ability to improve schools overall and for educators to take their lessons to the next level—an opportunity we truly cherish. School-wide grants enable entire schools to make greater leaps toward 21st-century learning environments.
Yet there is no better way to support our teachers and students than directly in the classroom. EducateSRQ encourages all teachers across K-12 grade levels to apply for grants that will directly support their individual classrooms through hands-on projects that cover all subjects or via an EdExploreSRQ field trip, a program we are proud to amplify. Educators report increases in student achievement and improvement in behavior across the board as a result of EducateSRQ grants.
2019-2020 ENHANCEMENTS –
Innovator Grants | Up to $1,000
Have a special project in mind that will enhance your classroom’s curriculum? This grant is for you! Examples may include a field trip to Spanish Point for historical hands-on learning, frog dissection materials to bring biology class to life, or an EdExploreSRQ exploration!
Collaborator Grants | Up to $5,000
Four or more teachers must collaborate to receive this high-impact grant. This grant can be shared by grade level or content area. Examples may include a script-writing workshop between English classes that kicks off with a theatre troupe performance or incorporating science into art class by programming a robot to paint!
Transformer Grants (school-wide grants) | Up to $10,000
Are you a teacher with BIG IDEAS? This grant is for you! Involving school-wide collaboration and cross-disciplinary learning, you will need principal approval for this type of grant. Examples include implementing a school-wide tutoring program for trained students to help their classmates and peers.
Need help? Have questions? Email Earl Young, Associate Director of Education Investments at firstname.lastname@example.org