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WESTFORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
P.O. BOX 535
WESTFORD, MA 01886
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WEF Grants

Background

Westford Education Foundation, Inc. (WEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes innovative educational initiatives and champions life-long learning. We do this by building a wide community of support, fostering ideas, channeling resources, and funding exceptional learning programs.

WEF seeks to encourage and advance innovation and creativity on the part of teachers, students, parents and other community members by granting funds for new endeavors consistent with Westford Public Schools and Nashoba Valley Technical High School curriculum but beyond the scope of the school budget.

Who may apply for a WEF grant?

WEF invites all Westford Public School and Nashoba Valley Technical High School faculty and administrators to apply for grants that support professional development initiatives during the summer months. Professional Development Grants were created to support teachers who wish to expand their content knowledge, acquire new skills, seek out intellectual renewal, and bring new, innovative ideas into the classroom. Applications may be made by individuals or groups.

What do WEF grants support?

  • Encourage and support new innovative projects in teaching and learning that are beyond the scope of the approved school budget
  • Promote innovation and creativity on the part of teachers, students, parents and other community members by granting funds for new endeavors consistent with the Westford Public Schools and/or Nashoba Valley Technical High School curriculum
  • Impact a significant number of students and have a lasting benefit to the Westford community
  • Encourage collaboration among teachers, administrators, parents and community groups to enrich education

Some representative grants include:

  • Living Lab Brook Book Project
  • Westford Whale Project
  • Indigenous People Museum
  • Westford Academy Theater Arts’ Sound Board
  • Animal Research & Podcasts
  • 3D Modeling and Printing
  • Columbia University Teacher Conferences
  • iPad Ingenuity
  • Ronan McElligott Memorial Playground
  • Instrumental Music Technology
  • Parkerville School House Flag Restoration
  • Video Analysis for Physics
  • Ryan’s Story, Anti-Bullying Presentation
  • Day School Book Club
  • Epicureans for Environmentally Sustainable Business
  • Digital Media Portfolios in the Elementary Classroom

For more details, see Professional Development Grants or Innovative Grants.

WEF

“Educator grants from the Westford Education Foundation have helped bring a spirit of innovation to Westford Public Schools. It is vital that school systems continually reinvent themselves to adapt to changing economic and social conditions. Innovation often results from an organization’s commitment to a managed innovation process. The Westford Education Foundation is helping our school system shape this commitment to innovative thought. This will serve our students exceedingly well in the future.”

Everett V. Olsen, Jr., Superintendent, Westford Public Schools


Westford Education Foundation
P.O. Box 535 Westford, MA 01886
978-418-9179
info@wefweb.org

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