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.

The TGI Grant has been aproved!
Two institutes will be offered for 2022, one for middle school teachers and one for high school teachers. The Institutes will be offered June 27 - June 30, 2022 Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day at the Molloy College Suffolk Center.

The Institutes may be taken as a 3 credit graduate course or on a non-credit basis. The institutes offered in 2022 will cover new topics not covered in the 2021 institutes.

Scholarships
We will offer up to 45 scholarships ranging from full scholarships to partial scholarships. Special consideration will be given to teachers from underserved communities, from schools/districts in need of improvement or from low-moderate income communities. The program will be 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 google form application. 

Teaching Green Institute Descriptions and Schedule
Two Teaching Green Institutes will be offered this summer on the following schedule:

June 27 -  June 30, 2021; 8 am - 4:00 pm
EDU 5900.18: Going Green Saves You Green! Teaching Sustainability in the Middle School Classroom, Paul Zaratin
EDU 5900.19: Teaching Sustainability in the High School Classroom, Eric Powers  (click here for the syllabus)

Please note that the institutes offered this year will cover new topics not covered in the 2021 institutes.


Tuition and Fees, Application and Registration Procedures

The tuition and fees for a 3-credit course is normally $3,465. Molloy College will discount the tuition by $2,565 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 2022 TGI Summer Institutes for graduate credit.

The tuition and fees for 2 in-service credits is usually $695. 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, $200 or $300, depending upon the grant amount awarded, to take one of the 2022 TGI Summer Institutes for in-service credit.

Applications will be accepted starting on March 28, 2022 and will continue until June 1, 2022 (if seats are still available). Teachers will be notified of their acceptance in the program and their scholarship amount starting on May 20, 2022 by email.  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 1, 2022 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.

Please click here to  complete the 2022 National Grid Foundation - Teaching Green Institute application form. 

Questions?
If you should have any questions concerning the Institutes or the grant, contact: Alina Haitz by e-mail at ahaitz@molloy.edu for more information.

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