Fall 2022 Applications Deadline Looming

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. 

Plese go to our Student Teaching Grant Applications page to get started. Don’t delay! 

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! 

 

 

Donors Choose: Mrs. Kan-Souza’s Classroom

While school is largely being held online via meeting applications, teachers and students still need supplies to help foster learning. 

Mrs. Kan-Souza, a former GOOTOK recipient, current board member¹, and a teacher at Wilcox Elementary needs your help! She is online every day with 50 students and her laptop is too old to handle the pressure. She often loses her connection and has to sign back into the meeting, spending precious learning time getting back online and settling the children back into the lesson.  With a new laptop, she will be able to remain in control of the class and lesson plans and keep her students’ attention. 

Please click here or use the following photo link to donate to her cause so she can run her online classroom more effectively and efficiently! She and her students are grateful for all the help you can provide. Mahalo nui loa!!


¹ Mrs. Kan-Souza is a current board member of  Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai. GOOTOK is not affiliated with nor do we receive any donations from Donors Choose. If you, as a teacher, would like to post your own needs or news, please contact us.

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.

Upcoming Content & Current Activities

Aloha kākou.

As we build our website, we will add important news and announcements to our blog. You can find new teaching projects, ideas, and news here in the upcoming months.  We will also include announcements regarding open grant application periods and the recipients of those funds.

Currently, we are restructuring and creating a new strategic plan to better serve the student teachers and our community.  We have a critical shortage of teachers here on Kauai which leads to larger classrooms and less one-on-one time for our children in school. Many classrooms are being filled by unlicensed or substitute teachers.  This is an urgent issue and we are working to determine the best ways in which we can help.

In the near future, we will be talking to principals and teachers to get their ideas on the matter and any suggestions for solutions. This is an ongoing challenge and we will address it as we move forward.

Stay tuned for more as we grow our own website!