Recent research shows that students who graduate ready to succeed in college and careers have more than just academic skills. The most successful students pair cognitive skills with additional skills such as persisting through adversity, collaborating effectively and exercising self-discipline.
While we know that these additional skills are important, we want to learn more about the best ways to nurture them in our schools and classrooms. That’s why the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement announced an exciting new grant competition called Skills for Success.
They’re asking the nation’s most innovative education organizations, schools and districts to apply so that they can learn even more about how to give students these important skills. In particular, they’re focusing on middle grades – that time when students begin developing the habits and mindsets that they will take with them through life.
If you are part of an organization, school district or other team that’s working on giving middle school students all the skills they need to succeed, they would love to have you apply. Learn more.
|Register for this free webinar for grant-writing tips:
Strategies for Incorporating LifeSkills Training into an Effective 2015 Skills for Success Program Grant Application
This informative webinar will explore successful grant-writing tips while incorporating the LifeSkills Training program into the US Department of Education’s Skills for Success application. Our goal is to help you be as informed as possible about the grant application process while supporting the inclusion of our program as a part of your comprehensive submission.
Duration: 30 minutes
Presenter: Pamela Werb, MEd, has been an LST trainer since 2001 and presented at national and international conferences. She graduated with a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Minnesota and is currently a clinical research consultant with the University of Minnesota Tobacco Use Research Center.
Register: Monday, June 29th at 3:30pm ET Space is limited
|Skills for Success Program
Grant: The Skills for Success Program supports Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and their partners in implementing, evaluating, and refining tools and approaches for developing the non-cognitive skills of middle-grades students in order to increase student success. Grants provide funding for the implementation, evaluation, and refinement of existing tools and approaches that integrate the development of students’ non-cognitive skills into classroom-level activities and existing strategies designed to improve schools.
Funder: US Department of Education
Eligibility: Local educational agencies (LEAs), i.e., public school districts including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law, and LEAs in partnership with a nonprofit, IHE or other LEAs
Estimated Available Funds: approximately $2,000,000 for FY2015