Professional Growth Grants are awarded monthly during the academic year to promote professional improvement of teaching and management skills through attendance at seminars, conferences, workshops, and other developmental opportunities.
Grants will be awarded monthly during the academic year; no applications are accepted between May 15-August 14. Application submission deadlines are the 15th of the month at least two months prior to an event.
Professional growth can be accomplished using a variety of methods. The school system can provide opportunities for exchange of ideas to occur within our district, bringing in outside expertise to assist. It can occur in summer institutes where teachers and administrators are free of classroom responsibilities. It can also be accomplished by supporting our staff in their affiliation with quality national and regional professional organizations and workshops. The training of local staff who in turn train others within the district has proven also to be an effective technique in professional growth. The use of a combination of these methods can provide options to meet the varying needs of individuals within the framework of the Bartlesville Public School Foundation and its goals for growth.
With respect to training for principals, the emphasis would be to further enhance their instructional and managerial leadership skills. This program would permit principals to hone their skills in various identified ways, which would also be congruent with identified needs of their building, and potentially be an impetus for a new, improved direction for the district.
Complete the application online via the below online form. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application.