What are LEF Teacher Grants?
Lewisville ISD Education Foundation awards Teacher Grants for projects that enhance and augment educational opportunities for students and teachers in the Lewisville Independent School District. Grants should have creative teaching approaches and be innovative projects with the hope that the best will serve as pilot projects for broader implementation. In addition, they should reflect the Lewisville ISD Core Beliefs, Vision, Mission and Goals.
- Every student is uniquely capable and deserves to be challenged each day.
- Uninhibited learning depends on a safe, nurturing, inclusive and flexible environment.
- An educated citizenry is essential for equal opportunity and a prosperous society.
- Meaningful and relevant work engages students in profound learning.
- Critical thinking and problem solving today are necessary for students to be equipped for future challenges.
- Genuine transformation requires disruptive innovation.
- Education is the shared responsibility of the community.
All of our students enjoy thriving, productive lives in a future they create.
Students, staff and community design and implement a learning organization that provides engaging, innovative experiences every day.
- Provide all learners with safe, nurturing, inclusive and flexible learning environments.
- Engage learners through the use of technological tools to access, create and share content as well as collaborate with other learners throughout the world.
- Reframe state readiness standards in a way that leads to profound learning and has meaning and value for students.
- Create flexible systems that result in a learning organization supported by innovative and engaged staff.
- Continuously involve our diverse community, staff and students to use their strengths, resources and talents to provide engaging, innovative experiences for all learners.
- Develop and implement meaningful, varied assessments that inform and inspire students and educators for continuous improvement and growth in a way that transforms learning and teaching.
- Design an accountability system that transcends state/national mandates and reflects local values and expectations.
Funding, not otherwise available from district budgets for such projects, will be provided in the range of $100 to $2,500.
To receive funding, teachers, counselors, librarians or nurses must:
- Complete an application form.
- Provide all requested information. The system does not allow incomplete applications to be submitted.
- Demonstrate specific needs and outcomes.
- Present a creative and/or innovative approach to teaching.
- Applicants must discuss and receive approval of their grant idea from their campus principal and/or department head to ensure that the grant satisfies the instructional goals of the school or department.
Submission of Proposals: Application will be open March 1, 2022 until May 26, 2022. Proposals will be accepted only using the online application submittal process. Please note that while applications can be submitted until 11:59 p.m., assistance and tech support will only be available until 4:30 p.m.
Project Evaluation: The Budget Performance and Project Evaluation sections of the application must be completed online by the last day of school of the current funding year (May 26, 2022). The sections may be found by logging on to your original application here. Once you have logged on, click the pencil icon to access your application. Recipients who do not provide an evaluation will not be eligible for future grants.