edWeb.net and CDW-G announce GetEdFunding, an online professional learning community to help educators uncover funding

thumbs_cdwg_pwgiCDW-G, a leading provider of technology solutions to education, government, and healthcare, today announced a free professional learning community around GetEdFunding on edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community.

The professional learning community will provide a place for educators to engage with peers on successes, challenges, and best practices associated with educational funding. Additionally, community members will collaborate with each other to expand innovative programs, prepare students for the increasingly complex skills they’ll need to participate in tomorrow’s workforce, and help close the equity gap in educating students from all backgrounds and circumstances.

This collaborative community is free for educators, thanks to the support of CDW-G. The multifaceted program will host interactive webinars and provide an online community where members can learn from each other 24/7 through a discussion forum, resource library, and other web 2.0 tools. The program is an extension of CDW-G’s GetEdFunding.com website, a free and fresh grant-finding resource, which hosts a collection of more than 2,000 active grants and awards. Dedicated to helping educators identify the financial backing that’s needed to take learning to higher level, this 2013 AEP Beacon Award-winning site was designed for K-12 and higher education institutions, and delivers access to more than $2.1 billion in educational funding opportunities.

On Thursday, March 27 at 5 p.m., Jenny House, president of RedRock Reports, will present the GetEdFunding community’s first webinar on The Funding Outlook in Education. The one-hour session will provide educators with an update of the current funding landscape, including a segment on the money available to educators right now. Educators can register here.

The second webinar is scheduled on Wednesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. ET when educator Terri Simpson will share her insight into the tips and tricks of grant writing based on her own success securing grants and her experience helping others with grants. Educators can register here.

“CDW-G is dedicated to providing the best possible resources to our customers,” said Joe Simone, director of K-12, CDW-G. “GetEdFunding is very much an extension of that philosophy – designed for K-12 and higher education professionals and institutions to find grant opportunities to augment their budgets, expand critical programs and provide additional resources to their students.”

Lynn Scott, senior program director for edWeb.net, added, “At edWeb, we know that funding is top of mind with so many educators. Every day, they are in our webinars and community forums asking for funding advice. This community answers the call of so many edWeb members, and we are grateful to CDW-G for providing a program to help our members navigate educational funding opportunities.”

Educators can join the free GetEdFunding community on edWeb to stay informed about upcoming webinars, join in discussions with peers and funding experts, and gain access to valuable resources. The community is a collaborative forum, and community members are invited to share their expertise by presenting a webinar to their peers. Interested educators are encouraged to contact edWeb’s Lynn Scott to submit a request to present.