NCAEE Classroom Innovation Grant

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 08:08

The North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators (NCAEE) is pleased to award one $1,000 Classroom Innovation Grant to an educator who will apply creative instructional strategies in his/her classroom. All current NCAEE educators are eligible for this award. The grant funding needs to be sustainable; hence, the materials requested in the budget must be reusable for additional classes of students.

The recipient of this award will be required to present his/her project at the next year’s annual NCAEE conference. NCAEE will cover all hotel and conference registration fees for the presentation year. Additionally, the recipient will develop a blog post about the grant and its learning outcomes. The application deadline is Monday, August 31, 2015.

You may obtain your form by clicking here: NCAEE Classroom Application Grant application form Opens PDF form in a new window. Please fill it out and mail it to the address on the application.


Presidents' Award

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:56

NCAEE Presidents' AwardThe Presidents' Award is a complete scholarship for conference attendance with a value of approximately $500.00! The award will cover the cost of one NCAEE conference registration and two nights lodging at the Embassy Suites in Concord/Charlotte where the event will be held.

This award is sponsored by the Past Presidents of NCAEE who would like to use this as an opportunity to offer ongoing support to elementary educators in NC. The Presidents' Award will be given in the spring of each year with a deadline for application of May 31st. The awardee will be selected by a committee of at least three former NCAEE Presidents. 

2014 Presidents' Award Winner - Congratulations to Michelle Ruff, the winner of the 2014 Presidents' Award. Michelle is a 5th grade teacher at Cloverleaf Elementary in Statesville, NC. On her application, Michelle explained why she wants to attend the Elementary School Conference. "Every time the opportunity comes up to go to a training or workshop, I jump at the opportunity to go because it recharges my 'battery!' I go back into my classroom with this new energy and wisdom and start applying it to my teaching immediately so that I can start helping my students with my newfound wisdom." It was a pleasure meeting Michelle at the 2014 conference!

Eligibility Requirements for the Presidents' Award

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must ...

  • be a NC elementary educator who has never attended the Elementary School Conference.
  • be an NCAEE member. (If you are not a member, it's easy to become one. You can join online and pay with PayPal right here on the NCAEE website.)
  • agree to attend the full conference from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday noon
  • agree to pay other expenses such as travel and meals

Furthermore, if selected, the recipient must submit a letter signed by his or her school principal stating that the school will release him or her to attend the full conference and that the school will provide a substitute.

How to Apply

The winner of the 2014 has already been selected, and the application for next year is not open yet. Check back in the spring of 2015. 


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