Institute for Learning Partnership solicits grant proposals

The Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is accepting 2011-12 grant applications for small and large projects from education professionals in the CESA 7 and 8 districts.

Up to $35,000 will be awarded to support projects in the 2011-12 fiscal year. Grants are available for projects in the $5,000 to $7,500 range, and smaller awards are available, as well. Information on the grants can be found on the Institute’s website at www.uwgb.edu/learnpart/grants/grants.html, or inquiries may be directed to (920) 465-5555.

There will be two workshops about Action Research, which is integral in planning for a grant; from 5 – 8 p.m., Jan 26 in the 1965 room of the University Union at UW-Green Bay, and 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the CESA 8 office in Gillett. Registration is required.

Grants applications, forms and letters of support must be submitted to the Institute for Learning Partnership by 4:30 p.m. March 10. The Institute for Learning Partnership is located in Room 750 of the David A. Cofrin Library at UW-Green Bay.

For the current academic year, 2010-11, grants totaling more than $36,000 were awarded to area educators to improve teaching and learning in Northeastern Wisconsin schools. The recipients were from Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, Pulaski and CESA 8. The projects ranged from a student/parent book club to programs that will enhance English Language Learning instruction to a project that helped seventh-graders prepare for eighth-grade algebra and other rigorous classes that will be necessary if they are to become first-generation college students.

The Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay enhances professional development for educators to improve academic achievement for all learners. The Institute brings together educators from K-12 area school districts, universities, colleges, businesses and local community leaders with the expressed purpose of improved learning for all in grades PK-16. For more information: www.uwgb.edu/learnpart/.