Teachers of gifted students (grades K through 12) in the State of Florida who are a member in good standing of FLAG are eligible to apply for a Creative Classroom Mini-Grant. This Grant program is meant to promote new and creative teaching strategies. A completed application must be submitted to be considered for funding. Please Note: The maximum individual grant amount is $500. Cooperative projects between teachers can be funded up to a maximum of $750 total. Funds will be disbursed in reimbursement format after recipient submits receipts between February and June 2019 with project reports.
2016-17 Mini Grant Application
The purpose of the FLAG Mini-grant program is to provide reimbursement for innovative curriculum activities which expand learning opportunities for gifted students. Team applications are welcome; however one person must be designated as the Project Director. The Project Director must be a member of FLAG (dues paid through award school year), must have taught at the elementary or secondary level in gifted education for a minimum of three years, and must be currently employed as a classroom teacher.
See award application form for more details.
To support exemplary classroom efforts by teachers.
To encourage the development of programs enriching the education of gifted children.
To increase pride in and awareness of excellent gifted programs in Florida schools.
$500 is the maximum permitted per teacher per project. If project cost is more than $500, the balance of funding and source must be stated on application if grant monies does not cover the entire expenditure.
Innovation and originality are the highest priority.
The number of students affected by the project will be a consideration to determine program impact.
The Committee will attempt to award grants so as to include the maximum number of schools and retain a balance of grade levels.
Preference will be given to in-school activities. Transportation costs, personnel pay and extracurricular programs are not eligible for Mini-Grant funding.
Preference will be given to new projects that support system-wide goals and relate to established curriculum.
Successful applicants will be required to attend FLAG Conference (complementary) to present a short presentation of their project and results for grant reporting and evaluation purposes.
Past Mini Grant Recipients
Williams Elementary School, Gainesville
"Riverbank Reinforcement Challenge"
Roosevelt Elementary, Tampa - (Grades 1-3)
Quiet Waters Elementary, Deerfield Beach
"EDUCACHING: Using GPS Devices in the Classroom"
Deer Point Elementary, Panama City - (Grades 3-5)
"LEGOs for Language"