Newsela PRO Educator Scholarships

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Attending educational conferences helps build relevant classroom connections and strengthens professional learning networks. Newsela is now offering scholarships to Newsela PRO educators, Newsela Certified Educators and Newsela Teacher Trainers to encourage conference participation and presentations.

Qualifying educators can apply to present and share Newsela at local, regional, and national conferences and events. (Feel like staying local? Apply to host your own Newsela Meetup for your district community.)

Review the following opportunities and funding criteria below. To have a Newsela Educator Specialist review your application click apply at the bottom of this page. 

Newsela Meetup Scholarships

Newsela PRO educators can apply to host a Newsela Meetup to share Newsela PRO implementation and best practices. Scholarships will be approved for funding based on the criteria below. Funding includes:  

  • Flex funding of $100 to use for food and refreshments
  • Newsela Swag Box to share (t-shirts and stickers)

Opportunities for Newsela Certified Educators and Teacher Trainers

Local Conference Presenter

NCEs  and NTTs can apply to local conferences or professional learning events (GAFE Summit, District event, or EdCamp) to share Newsela PRO implementation strategies and best practices. Before proposal submission, educators will be approved for funding (criteria listed below). Funding includes:  

  • Cost of entry fee for event (up to $300)
  • Newsela Swag Box to share (t-shirts and stickers)

Regional Conference Presenter

NCEs and NTTs can apply to regional conferences or professional learning events (For example, CUE, NCCE, FETC, ICE) to share Newsela PRO implementation strategies and best practices. Before official proposal submission, educators will be pre-approved for Newsela funding (Criteria listed below). Funding includes:  

  • Cost of entry fee for event (up to $400)
  • Newsela Swag Box to share (t-shirts and stickers)

National Conference Presenter

NCEs and NTTs can apply to national conferences or professional learning events (NCTE, NSTA, NCSS conferences) to share Newsela PRO implementation and best practices.  Before official proposal submission, educators will be pre-approved for Newsela funding (Criteria listed below) Funding includes:  

  • Cost of entry fee for event (up to $400)
  • Cost of airfare to conference location (up to $500) - Teacher Trainers Only! 
  • Newsela Swag Box to share (t-shirts and stickers)

National Conference Booth Participant

NCEs and NTTs can apply to volunteer at a conference booth. Participation would include conferences with an official booth (NCSS, NCTE, ILA, ISTE). Educators would help share authentic classroom strategies and introduce other educators to Newsela PRO features. Funding includes:

  • Cost of entry to event up to $500
  • Personal Newsela swag
  • Personal certificate 

Application Deadlines

To receive funding to attend a conference, please submit your Educator Scholarship application by the following dates:

  • October 15, 2017: NCTE and NCSS 
  • November 15, 2017: CUE, FETC, NCCE, ICE, TCEA
  • April 1, 2018: ILA and ISTE

Let’s Talk

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