Events, Funding Grant Writing 101: Basics for Beginners

From “On April 30, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET), the GetEdFunding community on will host a webinar, ‘Grant Writing 101: Basics for Beginners,’ sponsored by CDW-G. This free webinar is geared towards the needs of beginning grant seekers.

Louisiana educator Terri Simpson will present tips and tricks for grant writing based on her own success and experiences helping others secure educational grant funding for classrooms or school-based projects. The presentation will explore:

  • Grant-writing techniques and suggestions for the preparation and compilation of grant applications.
  • Examples of effective wording and methods taken directly from successful grant applications.
  • Recommendations for locating available funding opportunities.

Participants will be able to submit their questions about their specific funding challenges and more during this interactive session. In addition, the webinar will be recorded and archived in the GetEdFunding community for members to access after the event. Those who attend the live session will automatically receive a CE certificate via email from

Don’t miss out on this free hour of practical support to help you get started on securing funding for your school or district. Register for the webinar now.

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Youth in Transition Distance Learning Certificate Program: Scholarships!

Are you interested in improving your expertise to assist youth with disabilities as they pursue their careers? The Department of Counseling & Personnel Services at the University of Maryland offers a Graduate Certificate in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition. A limited number of full tuition scholarships are available. Program begins Fall 2013.

Certificate Program Features:

  • One year academic program: 12 graduate credit hours
  • Four dynamic courses filled with the latest in best practices
  • Courses offered online
  • Nationally recognized instructors and award-winning content
  • Full tuition award for qualified, eligible applicants
  • Specifically designed for working professionals
  • Courses may be transferred to relevant degree programs in rehabilitation and related disciplines

via UM CoE: Youth in Transition.


Digital Wish and Mobile Beacon Partner to Give $10/Month Data Plans and Free 4G Modems to Educators

Digital Wish has teamed up to bring Mobile Beacon’s 4G mobile broadband donation program to educators on Through Mobile Beacon’s program, qualified public schools, 501(c)3 nonprofit schools, and libraries will receive up to 11 donated 4G devices when they sign up for a 1-year unlimited 4G data plan for $10 per month per device. Additionally, Mobile Beacon is offering schools in certain disaster recover states (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island) up to 26 donated devices to help them rebuild following the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Webinar: Youth To Work Coalition Resources on Work-Based Learning

Title:  Youth to Work Coalition Resources

Date:  Monday, February 25, 2013

Time:  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

This session will present information regarding the materials and resources on the Youth to Work Coalition Website.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


CEC Webinar: Developing & Implementing Transition Programs for EBD

From the CEC: “This webinar will begin with a description of the research regarding the transition needs of youth with EBD. Then the elements of the RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural supports, Education and Work) model will be presented and discussed. RENEW has been implemented with over 300 youth in New Hampshire, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. The presentation will include a description of the RENEW service process, including a case example and a description of implementation contexts, data collection, and support features. Participate in this webinar to learn how to improve the transition programming at your school and to better meet the needs of youth with EBD.”

When: 2/21/2013 – 2/21/2013

To register, go to:  Event Display.