Inspiration Software has announced that applications for its 2007 Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning will be available September 18. Educators can apply online or download applications from http://www.inspiration.com/scholarship. For the ninth consecutive year, the scholarships will support professional development activities for educators who champion the integration of visual learning and technology into the curriculum. Thirty scholarships, each with a value of $750, will be awarded in February 2007. Applications are due Jan. 11, 2007.
New "Best Projects" categories have been added to this year's scholarship program. One scholarship will honor the Best Project using Inspiration, a second will recognize the Best Project using Kidspiration, and the third will honor the Best Project using InspireData, the company's new tool to visualize, investigate, and understand data. Teachers who win the Best Project awards can use the $750 to purchase hardware or software for their classrooms or schools.
For the third year, five of the 30 scholarships will be awarded as Inspired Teacher Scholarship Rookie awards. To be eligible for a Rookie award, candidates must be new to visual learning and demonstrate a desire and capacity to learn and apply visual learning techniques in their classrooms.
In 2006, successful scholarship applicants included technology coordinators; school library media specialists; college and university faculty members; and elementary, middle and high school teachers from throughout the U.S. and abroad. They used the $750 scholarship award to attend a wide range of professional development activities, such as the 2006 National Educational Computing Conference, the Florida Educational Technology Conference, and regional and national conferences, training events, and professional education courses.
For more information, visit http://www.inspiration.com/scholarship.
Source: Inspiration Software, Inc., http://www.inspiration.com