New Virtual Training

Grant Writing 101

A 4.5 hour online course exploring how to research and write grants for your classroom and school projects, facilitated by National Math Foundation Program Manager, Kirby Schoephoerster.

Upcoming course dates: July 19 – 21, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 11 am – 12:30 pm EST

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, Independent Research Time
(Office Hours will be available from 11 am – 12:30 pm EST if you have questions)

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 11 am – 12:30 pm EST

Cost: $60

All proceeds will be donated to the National Math Foundation.

Grant Writing is something most teachers have to do...but they aren't always sure where to start.

Let us guide you through the process.

Are you looking for a unique professional development training in grant writing? Look no further than our Summer Grant Writing Seminar. The seminar is in partnership with the National Math Foundation.

Teachers will learn how to identify possible grant opportunities, develop a grant proposal, and submit a grant. Teachers will also receive four PD credit hours and a certificate in grant writing from the National Math Foundation/Math & Movement.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the entire grant writing process!

  • 3 hours of live session training
  • 1.5 hours of independent research
  • PD Certificate in Grant Writing and Research (4.5 hours)
  • Opportunity to learn how to research and write grants for your classroom and school projects 
  • Meet and network with other educators 
  • All proceeds will be donated to the National Math Foundation.

Why We Created This Course

The process of writing educational grants can seem daunting, but it shouldn’t have to be difficult, especially for teachers! Grant writing is best understood through doing it – not alone, but with others, which is why we opted for a multi-day course where you can interact with other educators across the country.

The information and case studies shared during this presentation come from a combination of 6+ years of first-hand grant writing experience within the PreK-12 education space as well as first-hand accounts and stories from educators who have taken up the role of “grant writer” at their respective schools. 


Grant Writing 101 is a 4.5-hour LIVE online training

This training consists of 2, 1.5-hour live session trainings, plus 1.5 hours of independent research.
July 19th – 21st, 2022
Live Class Sessions: 1.5 hrs, Tuesday & Thursday
Independent Research: 1.5 hr, Wednesday
Cost: $60
Day 1:

How to identify a good grant and organize the information

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
11 am – 12:30 pm EST

Day 2:
Independent Research

Find specific grants for your classroom or school project

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Your Choice of Time for Independent Research

Office Hours will be available from 11 am – 12:30 pm EST if you have questions!

Day 3:
Grant Writing

How to Write A Successful Grant Proposal

Thursday, July 21, 2022
11 am – 12:30 pm EST

Optional Session: Two Week Follow Up

Open Office Hours: Share the grants you plan on submitting!

Thursday, August 4, 2022
11 am – 12:30 pm EST

About Your Facilitator

Kirby Schoephoerster is the Program Manager for the National Math Foundation. Kirby holds a BA and MA in Classical Studies from St. Olaf College and Washington University in St. Louis respectively. During his academic career, Kirby held numerous positions including assistant instructor, academic researcher, language lab instructor, Latin/Greek tutor, and educational outreach coordinator. He was also elected by his peers to the position of vice-president of the St. Olaf chapter of Eta Sigma Phi (the National Classics Honor Society) and president of the Society for Ancient History.

His tenure as a grant writer, legal research intern, and consultant at Math & Movement, and as an extracurricular advisor and leadership consultant for Crimson Education, has greatly impacted the way he understands elementary education and the importance of incorporating kinesthetic learning into traditional curricula. As an experienced teacher, researcher, and leader with a background in the humanities and a passion for education, Kirby brings an academically holistic perspective to the team at the National Math Foundation.

Kirby currently lives in Tampa, FL with his partner Lizzy. He enjoys spending time with his two Bulgarian cats, traveling the world with Lizzy, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, and playing ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ with his friends from college.

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