Connect With A Classroom Grants
Champions For Learning began funding classroom grants in the early 1990s, and was cutting edge in the state when it began Connect With A Classroom in 2003. This online program allows teachers to post funding requests (maximum $2,000) for creative, innovative learning experiences for their students, which also invests in best practices to share with other teachers. Champions For Learning funds these classroom grants through the proceeds from the specialty Florida Educational License Plate along with contributions from clubs and organizations to the Connect With A Classroom Grant Fund, and through individuals in the community who view and fund grants for which they have an interest. This grant program provides remarkable opportunities both for teachers in the Collier County Public Schools and for community members who want to play a part in improving the quality of instruction in our schools.
Invest in a Classroom Grant
Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to invest in the creativity of a teacher to bring amazing learning experiences to their students. Click here to view classroom projects in need of support. Click here to view fulfilled classroom projects.
Teachers: Connect With A Classroom 2013-2014 Grant Cycle Open!
The Connect With A Classroom Grant website is open for you to create your profile and submit your requests for the 2013-2014 school year. A second round of grant applications is now open! The deadline to be considered for the License for Learning funding, and other funding from the Connect With A Classroom Grant Fund is November 12 at Noon. Teachers who have posted already but not been funded yet do not need to re-post, their request will automatically be part of the 2nd round consideration. After that date, you may continue to post grant requests for community consideration throughout the school year.
If you have not created a Connect With A Classroom account, click here to create your profile and begin. Please note that you must sign up as a teacher only (even if you are a parent) and use your Collier County Public School email address. Once you login, you will navigate your profile by scrolling on top of the “My Account” tab (in the black menu bar at the top of the page) and when the drop down opens, click on “Profile”. After you have successfully created your account, each time you return to the website, you will continue to use the black menu bar at the top of the page for login and access to your profile.
Click here to view, download, or print a pdf manual of how to create your profile, post an opportunity and/or submit a classroom grant.
If you are a previous Connect With A Classroom account holder, click here to log in and update your profile and begin your requests. Your username and password will be the same as before. Again, you must continue to use your Collier County Public School email address. Once you login, you will navigate your profile by scrolling on top of the “My Account” tab (in the black menu bar at the top of the page) and when the drop down opens, click on “Profile”. Each time you return to the website, you will continue to use the black menu bar at the top of the page for login and access to your profile.
Please address your questions to Trudi Valdivia at TValdivia@ChampionsForLearning.org or call 643-4755.
Teachers who received grants in 2012-2013: click here for Connect With A Classroom Final Project Outcome and Budget Report. If you have trouble opening this document (and possibly have an older version of Word), please click here instead.
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