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2019 Technology Teacher Grant

Grants to USA K-12 Teachers for Virtual Reality
Equipment to Enhance Student Learning

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The Beacon and

Deadline Date:

05/21/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants of $1,000 to USA K-12 teachers to purchase virtual reality equipment for classroom use. Funding is intended to enhance student engagement and educational experiences by means of interactive learning. To apply, teachers submit a creative lesson plan detailing their proposed use of VR equipment in the classroom.

With the 2019 Technology Teacher Grant, teachers can help their students engage with educational content through the interactive learning experiences of VR headsets. Studies suggest that education through VR can improve knowledge retention, concentration, and understanding. Instructors can take their students on virtual field trips or build a new skill in a safe environment – the options for immersive learning with VR equipment are limitless.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182276

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Each individual winning applicant will receive a one-time $1000 grant payable by Visa Reward Card.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be employed full-time as a Kindergarten-12th-grade teacher at an eligible* elementary school, middle school or high school in the United States. Applicants must intend to continue teaching full-time throughout the 2020-2021 school year. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

*Note: To qualify as an eligible school, the school must appear in the National Center for Education Statistics database. (To search for an accredited school, see

Pre-Application Information:

Submit your application and lesson plan online by the deadline: 11:59 PM ET on May 21st, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The Recipient will be announced on or around May 27th, 2019 by the Beacon Community Outreach Team by email.

How to apply:

- Complete the online application with the required information.
- Write a brief lesson plan that creatively details how you would use Virtual Reality (VR) equipment in your classroom to enhance the education experience.
- Submit your application and lesson plan online.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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