Submit Your Application for Spring 2022

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are coming, travel plans are coordinated, and gift-buying is on the rise. Amidst all this flurry of activity is the application deadline for a Spring 2022 scholarship from Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai! 

If you are completing your student teaching semester this coming spring, the deadline to submit your scholarship application is November 30, 2021

Visit our website to upload the required documents and fill in the application. We will get in touch with you to set up an interview with members of our board. We want to help you succeed and fulfill your dreams of becoming a teacher! It’s our mission! 

 

 

Fall Applications due July 31

As the 2020/21 school year winds down, we are headed into a summer of less restrictions and more ability to enjoy the lovely weather our island is known for.  Even though summer is for vacations and staycations, if you are a student in a teacher training program and you plan to do your student teaching semester in the Fall of 2021, you’ll need to remember one important date: 

Our application deadline for the Fall of 2021 is July 31, 2021

We have provided an online application where you can upload your required documents as well as a pdf version you can download, print, and mail to us with your supporting documents. Please go to our Student Teaching Grant Applications page to start your application process. 

If you have questions, please email us at applications@growingkauaiteachers.org

Are You Ready for Your Student Teaching Semester?

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 via email. We are here for you!

Introducing “Seedlings”

As part of our strategy to become more visible in our community, we have established our first-ever newsletter: Seedlings. We have included the copy below.  We hope you enjoy it!

https://mailchi.mp/82a25327e7fa/summer-seedlings-2020

By the way, don’t forget the deadline for the 2021 Spring Student Teaching semester is November 30, 2020. It seems like a long way off, but if you or someone you know will need assistance for their final semester, please download the application to review the required documentation. We have added assistance for Secondary School teacher candidates this year. Please contact us to find out more information about the requirements for this grant.

Aloha!

June 10, 2020 

Servco Grant Award – 2019

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!

    

Flex Grant Award!

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.

          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

OCDE Project GLAD® NTC

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!

Monique Kan-Souza — Dressed up to teach her students about US Symbols

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.

2018-2019 Application Now Available

Aloha!

We have updated our application this year to make it more in line with what we need to determine the financial need of our applicants.

We invite all teacher candidates entering their student teaching semester in the Spring of 2019 to apply. Deadline is November 30, 2018. 

Please click here to download the current application.

If you have any questions, please contact us.