Fund for Teachers is an organization that provides generous funding (up to $5000 for individuals/$10,000 for teams) so teachers can acquire unique life experience and professional development skills that they can then use in the classroom.
Examples are science teachers traveling to the Great Barrier Reef to go diving, social studies teachers traveling to the middle east to follow the migrant path taken by Syrian refugees, and teacher leaders going to Finland to explore their educational system. Visiting the web site, you will find a searchable database of previously accepted and completed experiences.
Most experiences/PD must be done in the summer, and teachers must be returning to the classroom the next school year, but with about a 50% acceptance rate for proposals, this is an excellent opportunity for Bristol teachers.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Dale Bernardoni, the Managing Director of FFT Connecticut at 203 671 3052 or firstname.lastname@example.org