Grants from the One8 Foundation
The One8 Foundation offers school implementation and scaling grants for best-in-class applied learning and STEM programs in Massachusetts schools.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides the nation’s leading K-12 engineering, computer science and biomedical science courses using applied learning so students learn by solving real world problems.
Learn more about PLTW here.
Start or expand your school’s PLTW program with grants from the One8 Foundation and the State of Massachusetts. Grants cover teacher training, durable equipment, and technology.
- Open to all public schools (K-12) in Massachusetts
- Competitive preference for schools with significant number of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
- Competitive preference for high schools applying for Biomedical Science and/or Computer Science
- Competitive preference for districts building out multi-school pathways (e.g., 6-12 or K-12)
2020-2021 grant application timeline:
- The deadline for 2020-2021 school year grants, in partnership with the State, was November 15th, 2019
- Applications are available year-round on the PLTW website
- Interested schools are encouraged to submit an application as additional grants may become available throughout the course of the year
ST Math is an engaging, highly effective visual, conceptual math program based on neuroscience of how the brain learns. The program is aligned to K-5 standards and delivers results for ALL students. STMath builds conceptual math understanding, a love of math and confidence in math ability at early ages.
Learn more about ST Math here.
Schools awarded a grant become members of the ST Math Massachusetts Program. Members of the Massachusetts Program receive funding to offset program adoption costs, advanced teacher training to support implementation, and access to yearly events such as learning symposiums. Over 100 schools across the state currently participate in the Massachusetts ST Math Cohort.
- Open to all public elementary schools in Massachusetts
- A plan for full school adoption
Application and Timeline:
- Applications for the 2021-22 school year are anticipated to open this fall
- In the meantime, learn more on the Massachusetts ST Math website here
PBLWorks (formerly The Buck Institute for Education) builds capacity of educators to design and facilitate high-quality K-12 project based learning across all grades and disciplines.
Learn more about PBLWorks here.
Grants are available for schools in Massachusetts to implement high-quality project based learning with PBLWorks. The first Massachusetts PBLWorks School Leader Network will begin in 2021, helping school leaders create ideal conditions for PBL to thrive in their school, and training teachers to implement high quality projects to accelerate learning.
The School Leader Network is a two-year program that provides the deep levels of professional development to school leaders and teachers and the support needed for high-quality implementation – through face-to-face workshops, virtual coaching, and a peer network of local PBL leaders. Grants will cover 50% of participation fees.
- Open to all public schools in MA
- Competitive preference for schools that serve high populations of economically disadvantaged, black and/or Latinx students
Application and Timeline:
- Applications due: Fall 2020 (previously May 1)
- If interested, contact the PBLWorks team here
- Learn more by watching a webinar here