2022 Innovation in Learning Environments Grant
The Kansas City Chapter is
proud to support efforts in education innovation by funding the work of
teachers, administrators and schools to bring new ideas and opportunities to
learners in our area. Up to four $2,000 Innovation in Learning Environments Grants will be awarded annually.
- Grants can be used to fund efforts in curriculum or spatial development
for learners of Pre-K to grade 12. Examples include makerspaces and
associated equipment, flexible furniture, innovative instructional
resources, collaborative learning support etc. If it pushes the boundaries
of your current space and instructional efforts, it’s fair game!
- To help others be inspired by innovation, we will showcase the results of
your grant at one of our Quarterly Conversation events where educators
and designers meet to discuss opportunities in learning and space. A
representative involved in the implementation would be required to attend
and give a brief presentation (10 min) of the outcomes.
- Technology and equipment will be considered such as: 3D printers, laser
cutters, CNC machines with a direct association to innovation labs or
equivalent programs for learning. Travel is not eligible.
- The outcome of this grant implementation needs to be completed within 6
months to allow for sharing of results at a future A4LE event.
Public and private school entities willing to share project outcomes at an A4LE
event are eligible to submit. These should be school organizations that offer
full time education to students in grades Pre-K to 12.
All submission are due by September 12, 2022.
The board members of the Kansas City Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments
will review the applications with name and school entity information removed to provide an
unbiased decision in the scoring process.
Notifications of award will be made on or before October 11, 2022 and funds will be
distributed by November 1, 2022.
Please submit any questions
via email to [email protected]