2013-2014 MSUNER TEACHER STUDY GROUPS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal (MSUNER) of the Montclair State University Center of Pedagogy welcomes you to apply for a Teacher Study Group Grant (TSG) for the 2013-2014 academic year. A TSG is meant to provide an opportunity for teachers to take responsibility for their own professional development and renewal by engaging in collaborative learning and inquiry that will advance the goal of simultaneous renewal of the schools and the education of educators. In other words, it gives a group of educators a chance to work and learn together about a topic of mutual interest.
Administrators and faculty from partner schools, faculty from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and faculty from the College of Education and Human Services, are eligible to apply for this type of grant. We encourage any and all combinations of educators to work together on a topic of mutual interest. Since the possibilities are endless for the design and mission of the grant, let your imagination, interests, and needs guide your thinking when writing a proposal. The study group context provides a wonderful vehicle for collegial professional development to assist in and redesign teaching and learning.
Some sample topics from the past are:
- Common Core Standards and 21st Century Learners
- Peer Professional Development
- No More Bullying!
- Be Keen, Go Green!
- Everything Tech But the Kitchen Sink
- Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation in the Elementary School
- Environmental Challenges: What We Can Do
- Building Critical Thinking Strategies to Strengthen the Link Between Reading and Writing
- Culturally Responsive Teaching
Topics must relate to at least one of the following strands: Pedagogy, Content, Diverse Learners, Mentoring/Induction, Technology, or 21st Century Skills
This request for proposals (RFP) outlines the requirements for MSUNER funding of a teacher study group.
Each member district is entitled to $1,000 in funding for the 2013-2014 academic year, as is the University. For each district, funds will be divided among the number of study groups that are accepted and by the nature of the project. The maximum funding for any one study group grant is $500. Special funding arrangements will be made should a study group include teachers from multiple school districts.
FOR MORE DETAILS, CLICK THE TEACHER INCENTIVE LINK UNDER THE "GRANT OPPORTUNITIES" TAB on the Main page of www.msuner.org
SUBMIT PROPOSAL ONLINE at: Teacher Study Group Proposal
PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 15, 2013
(Proposals will not be accepted after this due date)
DECISIONS ON AWARDS WILL BE MADE BY NOVEMBER 1, 2013