The deadline for Fall 2022 Student Teaching Grant Applications is July 31, 2022. Because it’s in the middle of summer and your resources may be difficult to reach, this is a friendly reminder. If you are entering your final student teaching semester this fall, you must have your completed application (including all supporting documents) to us by July 31, 2022.
You’re not ready until you apply for a grant from Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai! We offer one-time grants to financially assist students in their final teaching semester!
Our applications are on our website and ready to go when you are. The deadline for the Spring of 2021 semester is November 30, 2020. Please be sure to have all your necessary documents ready to email or mail in time to meet that deadline.
In new news, we are updating our website to include the applications completely online and adding the ability to upload your supporting documentation when you submit your application. This will give you more options for submission! Don’t worry if you don’t see them online when you’re ready to put your application together. We will continue to accept the pdf forms as well!
As always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us viaemail. We are here for you!
Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai is honored to have been nominated and awarded a Servco Grant of $20,000! Servco received almost 5,000 nominations for more than 550 organizations. Out of those nominees, 40 were chosen to be reviewed by their employees who then selected the final 19 award recipients.
In honor of their 100th anniversary, Servco decided to celebrate by giving back to the communities where they do business. We were among the three recipients from Kauai which included Kauai Independent Food Bank and Kauai Humane Society.
We are deeply grateful to those who wrote wonderful letters to nominateus and to Servco for awarding this generous grant to our organization. Rest assured, these funds will serve our mission and help more student teachers on Kauai complete their education!
Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai is pleased to announce that we were recently awarded a FLEX Grant from Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) through the Robert Emens Black Fund. We are grateful for the award and thank all involved.
We are in the process of re-evaluating our purpose and goals and preparing a strategic plan for the coming years. We intend to refocus our energies in order to better address the increasing shortage of teachers on Kauai. The funds from the FLEX grant will help us complete this critical planning.
As we move forward, we will need more volunteers and funding to help us accomplish our goals. Below are links to donate and to sign up to volunteer.
FLEX is supported by multiple current and past donors through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. Nonprofits will beconsidered for funding based on each individual fund’s preferences. Information submitted in the “Organization & Program Profile,” as well as responses to the narrative questions, allows HCF to match applicants with appropriate funds. -- HCF
Our own board member and a 2014 GOOTOK Award recipient, Monique Kan-Souza, was one of 18 dedicated professionals from various complex areas on Kauai, Oahu, Hawaii and Maui who successfully completed the Cohort 7 2017-2018 Targeted Learning Cycle Series earning 9 PD Credits, and was featured in the August 2018 OCDE Project GLAD Newsletter. It showed her perseverance and commitment to professional growth and instructional enhancements to serve all students, especially English Learners. We are all so very proud of Monique and all she has accomplished!
OCDE Project GLAD® NTC has provided exemplary training for educators both resulting in students’ access to quality instruction and high-levels of success, for over 20 years. GLAD stands for Guided Language Acquisition Design. Their model enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an integrated approach with the intent of building language proficiency and academic comprehension. OCDE Project GLAD® classrooms promote an environment that respects and honors each child’s voice, personal life experience, and beliefs and values their culture.
To learn more about this program, please visit Project Glad.