Applications for the 2006 Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning are available for download.
A total of 30 scholarships in the amount of $750 will be awarded in the spring of 2006. The scholarships support professional development activities for educators who champion the integration of visual learning and technology into the curriculum.
Five of the 30 scholarships are Inspired Teacher Scholarship Rookie Awards. To be eligible for a Rookie Award, candidates must be new to visual learning and must demonstrate a desire and capacity to learn and apply visual learning techniques in their classrooms.
Educators from K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are eligible to apply for the scholarships. A minimum of one year of service is required; applicants must demonstrate that they have direct contact with students.
The 2005 scholarship awardees included technology coordinators, school library media specialists, college and university faculty members and elementary, middle, and high school teachers from 16 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The 2005 scholarships were used to attend a variety of professional development events, including the 2005 National Educational Computing Conference; the Northwest Council for Computer Education Conference; the 2005 World Conference on Computers in Education in Cape Town, South Africa; the 12th International Conference on Thinking in Melbourne, Australia; and other state, regional, national, and international conferences.
The scholarship application is available online at http://www.inspiration.com/scholarship/.
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