Building Relationships with Department Leaders Essential for Teachers, Administrators Seeking Program Funding
When looking to add heart rate technology to their curriculum, the largest hurdle PE teachers face is often funding. Where will the money come from? What’s the process to request funding?
As a former PE teacher and coordinator, IHT Regional Vice President Eric Larson understands the challenges facing today’s teachers and administrators. With the end of the school year approaching, Larson offered some of the strategies he used to secure funding for different initiatives as a teacher and coordinator at Denver Public Schools:
- Learn about the different funding options available to purchase PE heart rate technology by researching district, state and federal databases to find available grants;
- Develop relationships with departmental leaders managing budgets; and
- Connect with district leadership to create presentations for funding decision-makers.