Having been a teacher for over 12 years, I know that teachers need all the resources they can get. For the past four years, I have worked closely with the Silicon Valley Education Foundation on their programs. I have seen how SVEF has provided much needed support to teachers and students. I want to support their efforts to make sure that teachers like me can provide additional opportunities for our students.
Did you know that the average teacher spends over $1,000 out-of-pocket per year for classroom supplies?
Silicon Valley Education Foundation works with 94.5 KBAY radio station and Bridge Bank to lessen the financial burden on teachers through the Teacher Innovation Grant program. Grant winners receive $500 to help them generate that critical spark necessary to engage students in their own learning.
Since 2006, SVEF has empowered over 1,000 teachers with more than $500,000 in grant money. In April 2013, 34 teachers received this grant.
TIG Grants help inspire students in innovative ways
Each teacher who wins a TIG grant has an inspiring story of how they work to capture the imagination of their students. To read more about other innovative teachers, click here http://www.svefoundation.org/svefoundation/howwehelp/kbay.php#.
About Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF)
SVEF is a non-profit resource and advocate for students and educators. We drive scholastic achievement in the critical areas of math and science by combining resources and partnerships to provide innovative academic programs. We are a catalyst for policy solutions in public education. Our mission is to make Silicon Valley the leader in academically prepared students.
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