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Educator-In-Residence Grant Program
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To bring resource people into classrooms of the Altoona Area School District where they can share their expertise with students, staff, and in some cases, members of the community.



Educator-in-Residence Grants provide teachers the opportunity to invite resource people into the school or classroom where they can share their expertise with students and staff.

Exciting things have occurred in our schools when a guest educator has taken up residence in a classroom.

In recent years, numerous Educator-in-Residence programs have taken place which were highly motivational for both students and staff.

Noted authors and illustrators of children's books have spent an entire week in District elementary schools. Their discussions with students and staff about the process of writing and illustrating books have been enthusiastically received.

World-class musicians like Associated Solo Artists of Peekskill, NY, have conducted inter-disciplinary workshops in elementary and secondary schools. As a result, hundreds of students enjoyed an unforgettable experience in the arts.

Programs of this type have a maximum impact as they provide an extra-special opportunity for learning.

Click here for a listing of this year's funded projects.




There are many excellent resource people in the area who are willing to share their time and talents without expecting any remuneration.

When there is a cost involved in bringing an Educator-in-Residence to the school district, the Altoona Area School District Foundation is a possible source of funding.

A simple, one-page application must be completed and submitted to Paula Foreman, the Foundation's executive director.

The Foundation Projects Committee will meet two times throughout the year to consider the proposals.

Based on the merit of the proposed projects and the availability of funds, a yearly program of Educator-in-Residence experiences will be scheduled once they are approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.

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