Pre-service teacher candidates (via their university professors) are invited to apply for a $250.00 microgrant to attend the South Carolina Association of Middle Level Education’s Spring Conference. This grant would cover the $90.00 conference registration fee, as well as assist with travel and accommodations. Please note that registration cost will be taken out of the grant (sent directly to SCAMLE) and the remainder amount sent to the qualified applicant.
University professors would need to complete the online application form from the link below. The application process includes a brief narrative of how the recipient(s) plans to present content learned from the conference to a group of his or her peers. The after-conference presentation must be completed no later than April 6, 2020 and if more than one recipient is from the same institution, they may present together. By completing the application, the university professor agrees to assist the teacher candidate(s) with the follow-up presentation. Survey’s will be sent to both the recipient(s) and his or her university professor as a follow-up after the conference and their presentation. There is a limit of four recipients per institution. A committee will be formed to review all applications and select the recipients. Preference will be given to those who submit a proposal to present at the conference. Please note that the deadline to apply to present at the SCAMLE Conference is October 31, 2019. Teacher Candidates who have a presentation selected by SCAMLE to present at the conference may be eligible for an increased micro-grant (budget pending). If there are additional pre-service teachers at your institution who may be interested beyond the four, you may submit a separate application for them as a “wait-list.” These applications will be considered if there are unused funds available after the deadline.
Please contact Dr. Chris Burkett, Director of the SCMGI for questions at Burkett3@mailbox.sc.edu.