Oklahoma Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers seeking customized professional development opportunities are encouraged to attend information sessions offered in December and January about Fund for Teachers grants.

In partnership with the national nonprofit Fund for Teachers, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and the Tulsa Community Foundation will offer grant proposal writing and information sessions at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in The Oklahoman conference room, 100 W. Main St., Ste. 100, Oklahoma City. Webinar information sessions will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

The Fund for Teachers grant program awards fellowships of up to $5,000 for individual teachers, and up to $10,000 for teams of teachers for self-designed professional development experiences to take place anywhere in the world during the summer months. The grant cycle application process is now open online at www.fundforteachers.org and will close Jan. 31. Teachers attending the sessions will learn about eligibility requirements, the application process, tips and advice for developing a fellowship proposal and grant writing assistance.

Fund for Teachers supports teachers in their desire to improve their craft and gain understanding by offering professional development unique to the needs of students and teaching philosophy.

Fellowships are open to teachers in public, private, parochial and charter schools. Applicants must have at least three years of teaching experience, be full-time employees, and spend 50 percent or more of their time in a classroom setting. School administrators are not eligible.

For information, or to apply for a grant, visit www.fundforteachers.org.

To inquire about hosting an information session at a local school, contact Sara Wilson at swilson@ofe.org or call 405-236-0006, Ext. 12.

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