One of the main goals of the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is to enhance the interests and enthusiasm of K-12 students and teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. To achieve this goal, the Consortium encourages teachers, schools, or non-profit organizations to design and implement K-12 professional development projects or new curricula that can include class activities but with the main emphasis on teacher development.
Donor Name: West Virginia Space Grant Consortium
State: West Virginia
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $5,000
One of the main goals of the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is to support STEM related programs and/or hands-on activities that support K-12 teachers (in-service and pre-service) to take advantage of professional development opportunities. To achieve this goal, the Consortium invites teachers, schools, or organizations to design and implement new K-12 curricula or professional development projects for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Successful proposals may include professional development opportunities for teachers; school based activities that include follow-up presentations at a state math and/or science teacher conference; or expenses for teachers to attend a training workshop or institute with a follow-up presentation at a state or regional conference. For example, expenses may be requested to cover the cost of materials for a school-based activity if plans include a presentation at a statewide math or science conference and funding is also requested to support similar materials for participants at that conference. Expenses for attending the follow-up conference may be included as part of the budget request. The following evaluation criteria will be used by the Consortium to select the winning proposals:
- Category #1: Creativity, Long-Term Viability, and Scientific Merit
- Category #2: Depth and Breadth of Impact on Teachers and Students
- Category #3: Extent of Collaboration and Support by Other Organizations
- Category #4: Alignment with State & National Math and/or Science standards
- Category #5: Appropriateness of the Budget to Project Goal s
- Category #6: Qualifications of the Applicant(s)
- Category #7: Plans for Evaluation and Publicizing the Outcomes
The amount requested for each proposed activity should not exceed $5,000 to be cost-shared 1:1 from non-federal sources.
For more information, visit West Virginia Space Grant Consortium.