Wednesday, September 16, 2009

High School Research and Evaluation, Funding Opportunity!... $$$$

High School Research and Evaluation Funding Opportunity!

We are looking for 50 High School Teachers / Site Coordinators that are experienced in using service-learning… 


WestEd and UCSB are applying for a federal grant to study the CalServe Initiative.  They are looking for high school teachers that are experienced in using service-learning who would like to partner with them in the research.


Funding and participation include:


$5000/yr. (for 4 years) for school site coordinator.  Site coordinators will support at least 4 teachers at the school(s) (contact Betsy for options for a fewer number of teacher participants)  The site coordinator will work with WestEd and UC Santa Barbara to collect school level data (attendance and grades for student participants).  They will also work with WestEd and UCSB to administer the California Healthy Kids Survey to student participants in classes participating in the study. 


$2000 stipend for each teacher in years 1 and 2, and $1000 for each teacher in years 3 and 4.  Teachers will deliver the same content in two courses; teaching one course using service-learning and the other one course not using service-learning, during years 1 and 2.  They will take an online survey each year, and work with the site coordinator to give the California Healthy Kids Survey to student participants.


$1000/per year (for 4 years) for each teacher as mini-grant reimbursements for service-learning projects.


If you are interested, please contact Betsy McCarthy at WestEd, or Mike Brugh at the CDE before September 20.  Betsy can be contacted at: or 650-381-6441.  Feel free to contact her with any questions as well.




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