Your Energy Lesson Plan Could win a $500 Grant!
ElectricityMatch.com is pleased to announce its teacher grant program. Two $500 grants will be awarded to teachers who submit the best energy-related lesson plans for grades K-8. If you have innovative ideas about how to teach energy concepts to elementary and middle school students, this program is for you!
ElectricityMatch is dedicated to educating consumers on a broad spectrum of energy matters. To support this initiative, we have published over 125 blogs posts and infographics. With topics ranging from renewable energy to lowering your electricity bill, our blog uses practical tips and information to inform consumers. We also conduct a national scholarship essay contest seeking new perspectives on energy conservation from young adults. However, we recognize the importance of educating the next generation of energy consumers. Supporting classroom teachers is the best way to address this need and complete our education mission.
To be eligible for grant consideration, the educator must meet the following requirements:
- U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. legal resident
- Licensed educator teaching in grades K-8
- Employed full-time at public, private, charter or magnet school for the 2018-2019 academic year
- School of employment must be listed with the National Center for Education Statistics (see https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch or https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch/)
How to Apply
Applying for grant consideration is simple! Just email your lesson plan in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The lesson plan can follow any standard format but must be a single electronic document. At a minimum, the lesson plan must include the objective, methods/activities, materials/resources, and assessment. A description of how the grant will be used to facilitate teaching of the lesson plan must also be included. In addition to the lesson plan, the email should include your complete contact information as well as the name and address of the school where you will be employed for the 2018-2019 academic year.
We are looking for creative approaches for communicating energy concepts to elementary and middle school students. The range of topics eligible for grant consideration is very broad and is not limited to a science curriculum. Art, economics, math, social science, and consumer science are examples of other fields suitable for energy education. Applications must be received no later than 10:00 pm Eastern Time on October 12, 2018. Grant recipients will be selected and notified by November 16, 2018.
Lesson Plan Judging Criteria
- Address energy or an energy-related issue
- Well-organized and well-written
- Creativity, uniqueness and appeal to target grade level
- Encourages student participation
Additional Terms and Agreements
- Each educator is allowed one entry per academic year. Should an educator submit more than one entry, only the first entry received will be considered for a grant award.
- Each entry should be the original work of the educator.
- Grant recipients agree to allow ElectricityMatch.com to display their name, school name, and lesson plan on its website.
- Grant recipients are responsible for payment of any taxes incurred as a result of receiving the grant.
- This grant program is void wherever prohibited.