Fund for Teachers

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Professional Development Grants for Teachers

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We Remember Fund for Teachers Founder Raymond Plank

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Last summer, 26 teachers and Fund for Teachers fellows from Oklahoma schools returned from learning odysseys across the globe. Discovery and insight bloomed as fellows adventured through archaeological digs, attended festivals and conventions, toured historical locations, experimented with new technology, learned new languages and cultures, met key people in their fields and much more.

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 opens online at on October 1, 2018.

Fund for Teachers supports teachers in their desire to improve their craft and gain understanding by offering professional development unique to the needs of their students and teaching philosophy. Since 2006, the Fund for Teachers program in Oklahoma has provided more than $3 million in grant funds to 853 Oklahoma teachers.

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Fund for Teachers grants are available through a partnership with Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and the Tulsa Community Foundation. The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence would like to thank the Oklahoma Tribal Alliance for their generous financial support of the 2019 Fund for Teachers fellowships.

2018 Fund for Teachers Fellow Andrea Jantz (right) stands with a language instructor and shows her progress of grasping a new language in a Chinese language school. In addition to attending a language school, Jantz traveled across China to gain a better understanding of its culture, games and pastimes to enable her to connect with a growing number of Chinese students in her home classroom.