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P Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education

The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides funding for art supplies for teachers. These grants are given annually and may be up to $1000.00 each. The purpose of the Teacher Grant is to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently.

The criteria for being considered for a Teacher Grant is the development and implementation of a “hands-on” visual art learning tool.  Visual art is best described as creative works which are primarily visual in nature, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, architecture, printmaking and photography.  Through the addition of these subjects to education programs, teachers are able to expand their “teaching tool box,” by having another method to reach out to those who learn differently. Art is being utilized in concept training as well as motor skill training. Communication is realized through art with non-verbal students. Teachers who are awarded grants have incorporated art projects into other curricula including math, science, and geography.

View, download and print the 2020 Teacher Grant Application here.
Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2020 and are due by September 30, 2020.

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The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2019 Moss Foundation Teacher Art Grants to be used for the 2020-2021 school year:

Hillel Torah, Skokie, IL 60077. Teacher: Debra Goldstein - $1,000 for art supplies (mosaic tiles, glazes and related product) for the "Being True to Oneself" program. Debra will guide students as they explore art from other cultures, examining self-expression of beliefs and culture which is reflective of the environment in which we live in. Each student will then paint a tile to express concepts/feelings which will be used in a large communal mosaic. 25% of the student population receive accommodation or academic modification due to learning differences. This all-inclusive program will build individual self-confidence and re-enforce community cooperation.

Fall Branch School, Fall Branch, TN 37656. Teacher: Amber Pugh, Principal: Mark Merriman - $975.44 for art supplies (mosaic tiles and related product) for "Celebrating the Diverse Cultures Around Us." This school wide program celebrates the culture and nature around the rural school in connection to the world. Using mosaic tiles, students will express experiencing influences from cultures ranging from American to Hispanic to Asian. Fall Branch School has a student population of 258, with 41 students with learning differences.

Edwards School, Portland, OR 97202. Teacher: Sarah Parker - $1,000 for art supplies (all types: construction paper, markers, clay etc) for enhanced learning with the use of art. Edwards School is partnered with Portland Public Schools to provide mental health services while supporting a successful learning experience in the classroom. Coping mechanisms are developed. 80% of the student population has a learning difference. Each art program will have specific goals based upon adaptations needed for a particular learning task.

Dr. John Folks Middle School, San Antonio, TX . Teacher: Christina Cardenas - $494.85 for art supplies (printmaking kit, paper, canvas) for a combined introduction to the history of photography and printmaking. Students will create their own designs while learning about cyanotype processing. Instruction will include analyzing and interpretation of photographic works of art. 20% of the students involved have accommodations for learning differences.