Fund Teachers for the Dream Application

Fund Teachers for the Dream Grant Proposal and Application

The Fund the Dream grant was awarded to the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA) by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). We are using this grant in order to mentor teaching candidates and new teachers in their first three years of teaching. Our goal is to select teachers of color who are enthusiastic, academically ­driven, and passionate about this profession! We want to support these teachers in developing and implementing a mentoring opportunity for students so they can grow professionally and share that flare for learning with students across Pennsylvania.

We will be selecting up to three teaching candidates and/or new teachers from Pennsylvania to mentor as they develop a mentoring activity for students in a “pay it forward” play on professional development.

The teaching candidates and/or new teachers selected for this opportunity will be given:

●  Up to $125 to purchase materials for your proposed mentoring activity

●  $50 to purchase books published by NCTE

●  Complimentary one­day registration to the October 2017 Annual PCTELA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA

Please take 10­-15 minutes to write a short response to the following questions and submit your proposal either online or via email to our Executive Director, Allison Irwin. You do not need to be an English or Reading teacher to submit a proposal! We welcome all teachers with a heart for using literacy in the classroom (reading, writing, speaking, and listening standards) to apply!


Allison Irwin Executive Director PCTELA


Fund Teachers for the Dream Application