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Empowering Educators

Written by WITF Staff | Oct 24, 2016 2:29 PM
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What

Apply for a $1,000 grant to bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life in your K-12 classroom through the PPL Empowering Educators grant program.

Five teams will be selected as award recipients. Teacher-led student teams will enter design ideas for STEM-related educational projects, such as energy conservation projects, renewable energy demonstrations, and math competitions.  Entries will be judged on: project proposal, school need, and potential overall impact.  The educational teams and a representative from PPL will each select five winning ideas.  In early December, these five educators will be awarded $1,000 each to be used to bring the projects to fruition.

Each team is required to prepare a 2-3 minute presentation reflecting on their experience and the impact the project had on the community.  Video presentations are encouraged.

Watch one of last year's winners from Moravian Academy

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Timeline

Applications accepted through November 7, 2016.

Winning teams announced and grant awards distributed to schools in December, 2016.

Projects must be completed by April 15, 2017.

Final report submitted to PBS39 by May 6, 2017. 

Teams will celebrate their success during ceremonies held in May at their local public television stations.  

For the simple online application, please visit the PPL website here.

Remember to Apply between September 1 - October 31, 2016

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