National Grid Foundation - Teaching Green Institute Grant Program (TGI)

The National Grid Foundation Teaching Green Institute

Grant and Institute Background
Molloy College and the National Grid Foundation continue an innovative institute  that was founded in 2011: The Molloy College: National Grid Foundation Teaching Green Institute (TGI). TGI is designed to train middle school and high school teachers in environmental issues and to provide suggestions on incorporating environmentally focused curricula into their classrooms.

Molloy College, already well-known for its expertise in teacher training, will tap its Sustainability Institute staff to act as guest lecturers to supplement education and science professors for TGI. The instructors will focus on such topics as global warming and its local challenges, clean energy solutions on Long Island and reducing toxins in your daily environment.

Grant Status for 2017
Molloy College will be applying for the grant again for 2017. However, we will probably not know the status of our grant proposal until late March or early April 2017.

We will still plan to offer two institutes for 2017, with or without the grant: one for middle school teachers and one for high school teachers. The Institutes will be offered June 26-29, 2017, Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day at Molloy's Suffolk Center campus in East Farmingdale. The Institutes may be taken as a 3 credit graduate course or on a non-credit basis. The institutes offered in 2017 will cover new topics not covered in the 2016 institutes.

If the grant proposal is accepted, we will send out an email sometime in April 2017 to teachers who have taken the institutes in the past, as well as to teachers who are in our summer institutes data base. To be placed on our email and mailing lists please contact: Cindy Thomas, Assistant Director, Office of Summer Sessions and Conference Services, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development by email at: cthomas@molloy.edu or by phone at: 516.323.3554.

The information below is for the 2016 grant and it is listed to give you some idea of how the grant will work if the grant proposal is accepted for 2017.

2016 Grant

Scholarships
45 scholarships
ranging from full scholarships to partial scholarships were awarded. Special consideration was given to teachers from underserved communities, from schools/districts in need of improvement or from low-moderate income communities. The program is open to public and private school teachers on Long Island, Brooklyn, Staten Island and parts of Queens as well as some upstate communities served by National Grid.

Teachers will need to complete a short one-page preliminary application. Applications will be accepted starting on April 19 and will continue until June 1, 2016 (if seats are still available). Teachers will be notified of the receipt of the preliminary application via email. Teachers will be notified of their acceptance in the program and their scholarship amount starting on May 13, 2016 by email. 

Teaching Green Institute Descriptions and Schedule
Two Teaching Green Institutes will be offered this summer on the following schedule: Please note these are Summer 2016 courses, New courses for 2017 should be listed by February 2017.

July 5 -July 8, 2016, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   Teaching Green Institute for High School Students: Understanding LI Water Conservation: Instructor: Eric Powers; Suffolk Campus
   Teaching Green Institute for Middle School Students: Instructor: Paul Zaratin; Suffolk Campus

Please note that the institutes offered this year will cover new topics not covered in the 2015 institutes.

Both Institutes will be held at Molloy's Suffolk Center campus located just off Route 110 at: 7180 Republic Airport (Grumman Lane), East Farmingdale, NY 11735. Click here for directions to the Suffolk Center campus.

Tuition and Fees, Application and Registration Procedures
The tuition and fees for a 3-credit course is normally $3,075. Molloy College will discount the tuition by $2,175 and the National Grid Foundation - Teaching Green Institute will provide grants ranging from $900 to $300 per teacher. The final cost to the teacher will be either be no cost, $300 or $600, depending upon the grant amount awarded, to take one of the 2016 TGI Summer Institutes for graduate credit.

The tuition and fees for 2 in-service credits is usually $495. The National Grid Foundation - Teaching Green Institute will provide grants ranging from $495 to $300 per teacher. The final cost to the teacher will be either be no cost or $195, depending upon the grant amount awarded, to take one of the 2016 TGI Summer Institutes for in-service credit.

Applications will be accepted starting on April 19 and will continue until June 1, 2016 (if seats are still available). Please note: special consideration will be given to teachers who come from schools with a 25% or higher free/reduced lunch percentage, schools/districts in need of improvement, districts/schools with a high minority population and/or schools/districts in low-moderate income communities.

Special consideration will also be given to teachers in one of the above categories who have not been given a TGI grant in the past.  To help insure that we have teachers from as many LI school districts as possible we are limiting, for the time being, the number of teachers from one district to (2) two teachers. However, teachers should still apply for the grant even if more than (2) two teachers have applied from their district.  If by June 3rd we still have scholarships available, we will award those scholarships to teachers who are on the waiting list, regardless of the number of scholarships that have been awarded to a particular district.

Click here to download a preliminary application. Complete the National Grid Foundation - Teaching Green Institute application and either Fax, email or mail it to Louis Cino, Dean, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Office of Continuing Education, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, P.O. Box 5002, Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002
email: cthomas@molloy.edu  
Fax: 516.323.3560 or 516.323-3561

Questions?
If you should have any questions concerning the Institutes or the grant, contact: Cindy Thomas, Assistant Director, Office of Summer Sessions and Conference Services, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development by email at: cthomas@molloy.edu or by phone at: 516.323.3554.

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516.323.3550

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