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Mini-Grants for Classroom Projects

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

Two grants of $200 each are available annually to KSWLA members for a classroom project need.

Any creative idea is worthy, but we do not fund teacher training or travel. The application process is simple: Fill out the application by clicking the button below and include:

  • a goal statement;

  • a budget; and

  • a project description.

Preference will be given to proposals with clear intent related to language-learning standard implementation that will impact ALL learners. The grant will be awarded at the KSWLA Conference. Recipients will report on completed projects by presenting a session at the following Conference or by writing an article for the Newsletter.


Deadline for grant proposals is June 1st. For more information, contact the KSWLA Past President (kswlapastpresident@gmail.com).




 

Rubric

Goal Statement

Budget

Project Description

Benefits to Students

Exceeds Expectations

Goals of the project are clearly stated with examples of how students would meet the goals. Statement also includes standards or best practices.

N/A

Project description is professionally written and shows clear intent to implement standards AND to improve classroom culture, interculturality, and language acquisition/proficiency-oriented instruction. Provides research to show the value of the fulfilled need.

Project shows clear evidence of how it will be beneficial to ALL students.

​Meets Expectations

Goals of the project are clearly stated with examples of how students would meet the goals.

At or below $200

Project description is professionally written and shows clear intent to implement standards AND to improve classroom culture, interculturality, or language acquisition/proficiency-oriented instruction.

Project shows clear evidence of how it will be beneficial to MOST students.

Approaching expectations

Goals of the project are stated which infer how students would meet the goals.

N/A

Project description is professionally written and infers intent to implement standards OR to improve classroom culture, interculturality, or language acquisition/proficiency-oriented instruction.

Project shows clear evidence of how it will be beneficial to SOME students.

Below Expectations

No clear goals expressed.

N/A

Project description is not professionally written and does not address standards, etc.

Project shows clear evidence of how it will be beneficial to FEW students.


 

Previous Recipients

2022

No applicant


2021

Cynthia Hershberger, Mathetes Christian High School


2020

No applicant


2019

Kassy Miller, Louisburg High School "Enhancing Technology Integration and Non-Textbook-Related Resources

Bonnie Orozco, Ellsworth High School"Digital Media Access and Presentational Communication"

2018

Chandler Ochoa, Newton High School, "Virtual Reality Headsets"

2015

Laia Tena Girones, Mead High School/A+ Network, "Photo Albums"


2014

Hollie Timson, Colby High School, "Videocameras for Cultural Commercials"


2010

Stephanie French, Olathe South High School, "Airplane Atmosphere"


2009

Mary Smith, Gardner-Edgerton High School, "Spanish IV Storybooks"


2008

No applicant


2007

No applicant


2006

Amelia Adams, Liberal, West Middle School, "Foreign Language Fair"


2006

Pat Wittry, Baldwin High School, "Lo Más TV"


2005

Merri Archibald, Spanish market stations


2004

No applicant


2003

No applicant


2002

Anke M. Wells, Seaman High School, "Soccer Fans"


2001

No applicant


2000

Tanya Farrar, Harmony Middle School, French music CD's


1999

Alice J. Russell, Wellsville High School, Video Camera


1998

Debbie Withers, Pratt High School, Puppets


1997

Penny Armstrong, Pittsburg Schools, Spanish Children's Storybooks



 

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