Grantwriting: Opal School

Instructor Name: 
Judith Patton
Course Description: 

Students in this Capstone will partner with Opal School (  Students will write proposals to fund special projects determined by Opal School representatives and the class. Class uses an experiential approach: that is, students learn to write compelling grants by engaging in the process of writing actual proposals to be used by Opal School in its pursuit of funding. Opal School of the Portland Children’s Museum is a private preschool (ages 3-6) and public charter elementary school (grades K-5). Opal School serves as a resource for teacher-research by supporting and provoking fresh thinking about learning environments that inspire playful inquiry, creativity, imagination and the wonder of learning in children and adults.