Show me the Money: Exploring Options for Funding your PD Program

Professional development activities not only improve understanding and skills, but they also energize educators with a renewed enthusiasm for teaching. Impacting the students in a positive light should always be the ultimate goal. Try these avenues to improve the professional development program in your district:

• Federal Funding: Several programs from the Department of Education provide funding for professional development including Title I and IDEA.

• Local Foundations: Speak to local charitable foundations to find out if they fund educational projects such as professional development.

• National Foundations: National foundations have a long list of funding opportunities.

• SETDA: You can also find funding opportunities through organizations like State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).

Whether your professional development calls for attending a conference or implementing an innovative teaching practice, there are opportunities available for you to receive funding to better the skills of you and your staff.

P.D. Tips courtesy of Atomic Learning