Programs for Teachers
Great teachers are always looking for ways to expand their instruction and engage their students. Innovative teaching is important – but it can be expensive. By providing grants of up to $1,200 to BVSD teachers, we inspire, facilitate, and empower teachers to think outside the box and develop new and exciting instructional methods and projects.
We have all had a great educator who made a difference in our lives – a math teacher who stayed after school to help us learn Algebra, a coach who not only inspired us to compete on the field, but showed us how to be a leader off of it, or a principal who taught us how to believe in ourselves and dream big.
A single outstanding educator can touch the lives of thousands of students over the course of a career.
We know educators rarely seek recognition, but we feel it’s important to our community, our students, and fellow educators to shine a spotlight on outstanding individuals making a difference in the lives of students.
Research consistently confirms that the most important factor contributing to a student’s success in school is the quality of teaching. Professional development is the most effective strategy schools and districts have to meet this expectation.
Ongoing professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on new research on how children learn, emerging technology tools for the classroom, new curriculum resources, and more. The best professional development is ongoing, experiential, collaborative, and connected to and derived from working with students and understanding their culture.
We believe educators are our most important resource. That is why we developed the Hoover Professional Learning Academy.