School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

Mark your calendars with these grant opportunities, workshops, conferences and more!

September – Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 Mass Farm to School Harvest of the Month for Educators program. Designed specifically for elementary and secondary classrooms, participants will receive a monthly newsletter with crop history, classroom and garden activities, curriculum aligned to standards, book suggestions, and more. The program is offered at no cost. Register at this link.

October 1 – Deadline for Toshiba America Foundation grants. The Toshiba America Foundation awards grants to educators who are passionate about making mathematics and science more engaging for their students. This deadline is for educators of grades K-5 and offers grants up to $1,000.

October 4 International Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day is held on the first Wednesday of October. Students and families across Massachusetts will walk, bike, and roll to school to enjoy a safe, healthy, and active lifestyle.

October 9-20 – The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) conference in Tucson, Arizona will also be held virtually. This conference and related meetings connect environmental educators from across the globe for the field’s largest annual professional gathering.

December 6 Safe Routes to School Professional Development Information Session: Join this session for an overview of the DESE-accredited Health & Wellness Professional Development Program for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum! Health & wellness teachers, school administrators, nurses, coaches, paraprofessionals, and community partners are encouraged to attend to learn how to earn CEU credit while also providing life skills for student commuters.