Congratulations to the 2017 Teacher Grant recipients! We awarded $50,000 to teachers throughout RBUSD.
Standing Desks for Stand-Up Students - Dr. Tanaz Bruna, Tulita Elementary
Next Generation Science Lab - Christine Benoff, Beryl Elementary
Integrated STEM Instruction - Melissa Smith, Madison Elementary
Science Lab on the Go - Mary Vallejo, Adams Middle School
Middle School Drama Program - Valerie Pomella, Parras Middle School
Teaching Tolerance - Jessica Hooper, Parras Middle School
Classroom Recycling - Amy Beran, Parras Middle School
Upstanders for Health and the Environment - Bridget Gray, Parras Middle School
Equipping Science Students with 21st Century Skills for College and Beyond - Kate Hastings, Parras Middle School
Podcast Recording Kits for Real Research, Collaborative Creativity, and an Authentic Audience - Jessica Variz, RUHS
Sound and Projection System for Blackbox Theater Productions and Drama Classroom - Michelle Staab, RUHS
Discovering the Foundations of Motion - Matthew Keye, RUHS
National College Fair Trip at the Annaheim Convention Center - Shannon Rodriguez, RUHS
Lifelong Training for College and Job Readiness - Aimee Spector, RUHS
Cross-Curricular Integration Through Grammy Museum Field Trip - Unique Campa, Shores
RBEF is now accepting applications for teacher grants for the 2018-2019 school year this fall. We hope that you consider applying.
Who Can Apply?
All certified personnel in the RBUSD can apply for an Innovative Teacher Mini-Grant. Proposals can be submitted by individual teachers, teams of teachers, or certificated district personnel serving K-12 students in RBUSD.
What is considered innovative?
In support of RBUSD's "From Kinder to College" initiative, RBEF will be funding grants for teachers with innovative plans for helping students become college ready. Grants should focus on new and creative approaches or programs for engaging students in college-going cultural experiences and integrating college readiness teaching and learning into the classroom. If your idea is focused on college readiness, has a meaningful and measurable outcome, enhances core curriculum, and benefits a large number of students (grade or subject level grants encouraged), your ideas would probably qualify. Send in an application and let us help you maximize your students' potential.
Download exemplary grant applications from previous years
To make sure that the teacher mini grants are distributed fairly, a Grant Review Committee (made up of four or more educators, volunteers, and RBEF Board Members) will independently evaluate each application. Grant content will be measured against 100 criteria points and scores will be averaged across all reviewers. Equity of distribution across schools will be a consideration. Mini-grants will go to the most compelling and clearly defined projects.
The application itself is simple and straightforward. Applicants are encouraged to take care to complete the application completely and clearly. Applications missing information will not be considered, so please make sure to submit all required content and signatures.
Download the Grant Reviewer Score Sheet
What are the Timelines for the Application?
November 16, 2018
No later than 5:00pm
Deadline for grant applications.
December 21, 2017
Grant recipients will be notified regarding selection.
May 24, 2018
Deadline for final report and documentation. Grant recipients must submit their one-page impact report and required documentation.
In the 2014-2015 school year, RBEF awarded $50,000 to RBUSD to fund the following teacher grants:
USS Iowa Battleship Field Trip
Orange County National College Fair
Digital Books to Enhance Research Projects
Vernier Probeware for Biology Classes
Spanish Language Mini-Novels
Clinical Lab Supplies for Physiology
Middle School Drumline Expansion Project
Dual Language Vocabulary Building Software
STEM Field Trip and Supplies for Lesson
Multi-Sensory Reading Intervention Program
College Campus Field Trips for Students with Special Needs
Light Board for Theatrical Events
In the 2013-2014 school year, RBEF awarded $50,000 to RBUSD to fund the following teacher grants:
Chinese Field Trip to 99 Ranch Market (RUHS)
Classroom Response Clickers (RUHS AP European History)
Up & Running: Science Lab for Special Education (RUHS)
Stand Up for College: Instrumental Music (All Elementary Schools)
Handwriting Without Tears (Lincoln)
Nonfiction Reading Promotes Students Success (Tulita)
Orange County National College Fair (RUHS)
A Lifetime of Literacy: Making Reading a Reality (Lincoln)
Expanding Band & Dance through Mentorship (RUHS)
VErnier LabQuest Interfaces & Physics Probeware & Sensors (RUHS)
LabQuest 2 Interfaces for Geoscience (RUHS)
E-books for Common Core to College and Career (RUHS)
WEB-Where Everyone Belongs at Middle School (Parras)