Have an idea to improve education? Apply for a grant from the Association of Supervisors of Curriculum Development. ASCD is offering Teacher Impact Grants (TIG) up to $15,000 to provide funding and support directly to teachers for promising teacher-led, administrator-supported ideas, programs or initiatives to improve education. The deadline to apply for a grant is June 16.

TIG grant funds activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Teacher-led mentoring and coaching.
  • Activities for support and growth of new teachers.
  • Opportunities for release-time and collaboration for professional learning.
  • Video observations for lesson study.
  • Release time for instructional rounds or learning walks.
  • Peer-to-peer nonevaluative observations.
  • Experiential learning for teachers to be involved in policy, advocacy, or programmatic decision making at the school or district level.
  • Virtual networking with educators in other regions for shared learning.
  • Creation and development of high-quality, teacher-led professional learning communities.
  • Teacher-led professional learning focused on global engagement, poverty and equity, redefining student success, supportive teaching and learning, or transformational leadership.

Lead applicants must be active classroom teachers or a group of active classroom teachers who are teaching at least 50 percent of their workload. Applicants must also obtain approval from (at least) one school administrator (e.g., principal, assistant principal, school director).

The application period opens at 11 p.m. May 16 and closes at 10:59 p.m. June 16, central time. Applications must be submitted electronically. Click here to apply or learn more.