NTN Teacher Action Research Grant


The NTN Teacher Action Research Grant provides New Tech Network practitioners with financial awards to conduct research related to the New Tech Network design.


Teacher Action Research defined by Richard Sagori (2000):

A disciplined process of inquiry conducted by and for those taking the action. The primary reason for engaging in action research is to assist the “actor” in improving and/or refining his or her actions. Practitioners who engage in action research inevitably find it to be an empowering experience.  Action research helps educators be more effective at what they care most about — their teaching and the development of their students.

– [Sagor, R. (2000). Guiding School Improvement with Action Research. Alexandria, VA: ASCD]

2019 Winners

Congratulations to Peter Locher, Ben Plants, and Mariah Warren at Burke High School on his project “Measuring the Impact of Advisory and Behavioral Program Practices on At-Risk Students” and to Michelle Little at Memorial Early College High School on her project “MECHS ePortfolio Initiative”!

2018 Winners

Congratulations to Sarah DiMaria from Cedars International Next Generation High School for her grant entitled:  School Improvement: An Inquiry Approach and Robin Sneed from Blytheville Middle and High School for her grant: Measuring the Impact of Student-Centered Coaching on Instruction and Student Achievement in a PBL/PrBL Environment!

2017 Winners

Congratulations to Dina Mahmood and Hugo Jacobo from Samueli Academy in Santa Ana, California for their project: Sliding Rubrics: impact on student views of learning and grading in Mathematics and Special Education!

Important grant deadlines:

    • The Deadline for submission is February 1, 2020
    • June 1, 2020:  Project complete and final report due (~1500 word final report)
    • TBD:  Submit session proposal for NTAC


  • Individual awards will be granted up to $500.  A maximum of two grants will be awarded each year.
  • Award funds may only be used for expenses directly related to conducting the research, as outlined in the proposal.
  • Awardees will also receive a waiver for NTAC registration

Selection Criteria

The NTN Teacher Action Research Grant is a competitive grant.  Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Feasibility
  • Significance of the problem statement
  • Use of appropriate research techniques
  • Access to data/sample

New Tech Network Teacher Research Grant

We provide New Tech Network practitioners with financial awards to conduct research related to the New Tech Network design. Details and application materials are available here.
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