OGE Energy Corp.’s Teacher Grant Program focuses on helping public school classroom teachers fund unique projects that teach math, science and reading skills. Grants up to $1000 are now available for the 2012-2013 program. Applications can be submitted by teachers in grades pre-K through 12 who teach in a public school district in the service area, which is defined as any territory served by OGE or Enogex. This includes Oklahoma and certain cities in Western Arkansas. Specific cities served are listed http://tinyurl.com/7wedp56. The complete program description and criteria are located at: OGE_Teacher_Grant_Program. Applications are due June 1, 2012.
OGE awarded grants to 34 teachers in 2011. The grants were used for a variety of innovative projects. With their funding, Cotteral Elementary School in Guthrie, Oklahoma purchased equipment for the project “Look What’s Hatching,” which allows students to observe the growth and development of chicks, starting as eggs. A grant given to Barling Elementary in Fort Smith, Arkansas paid for a project to use eBooks to reinforce curriculum and foster a love of reading in students. A list of the 2011-12 winners is located at: Teacher_Grant_Winners.
— Blog by Laura Chioldi