Educational Leadership Opportunities
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Texas Gateway Announcement
The Texas Gateway, a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), is now available. Visitors to the Gateway are able to search for resources by grade level, subject, TEKS, and keywords. Educators may also search and self-enroll in online professional development courses. To learn more about the Texas Gateway and the available resources, visit www.texasgateway.org, check out the Getting Started Guide, or contact TEA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conventions and Conferences
Texas State Events
90th Texas State Convention
Arlington Convention Center
June 20-22, 2019
Southwest Regional Conference
Costa Mesa, California
July 17-20, 2019
Scholarships provide educational opportunities for chapter members. Click on the button below for a quick reference to scholarships and grants timelines and due dates.
The Scoop on Scholarships and Grants
Hey there ladies, have I got good news for you? If you are planning to work on a graduate degree, or attend an educators meeting or wish to participate in educational travel, then read on. Our society provides scholarship opportunities at the International, State, and chapter levels. One of our seven DKG purposes is "To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study......"
Up to 30 international scholarships are available annually, $6,000 for a Master's degree and $10,000 for a Doctorate. Check out the Society Website at http://www.dkg.org for details. Click on Committees and go to Scholarship. The application packet is available July 1 and is due by February 1 of each year.
The Texas State Organization (TSO) has scholarships available for graduate study, continuing education, and educational travel. View the opportunities on the state website at http://www.dkgtexas.org/state-scholarships.html for information on how to apply for a scholarship for 3 hours ($1,000 per year), 6 hours ($1,500 per year), or 9 hours ($2,000 per year) of graduate/undergraduate coursework toward a degree and/or certification, or for mini-grants of up to $750 to attend non-DKG conferences or workshops or to conduct research.
Applications for scholarships for graduate/undergraduate courses are due March 1 of each year. Mini-grant applications are due December 1 and March 1 of each year. TSO also has scholarships available for members pursuing a doctorate of up to $7,500 per member. Applications are due March 1 of each year.
ASTEF also awards grants for aspiring educators, designed to aid women, not members of DKG, who aspire to enter the field of education by taking college hours toward certification or a degree in education. Applicants must be recommended by a TSO member. If you know someone who fits this bill and would make a great DKG member in the future, let them know about this opportunity. The application is due March 1 of each year.
At the chapter level, the Epsilon Kappa Educational Foundation also supports member leadership development, including travel to DKG conferences. Applications are due April 15 of each year.
View the application and more information on the "Documents and Forms" dropdown page under the "Our Chapter" tab.
Epsilon Kappa has several members who have completed graduate degrees with the assistance of the scholarships. Other teachers have attended state meetings for their area or grade level or have traveled as part of programs such as Road Scholar. If that sounds like winning news to you, then check it out. More information will be provided at the February luncheon.