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Professional Development and Grants

Welcome to 
Lexington Two Professional Development
Jennifer Wise: Instructional Services Specialist
Claudia Boyd: Executive Support
Listed below is information on upcoming workshops and courses which may be used towards professional development.  We have also provided several links to websites that offer re-certification courses for educators.  Please contact our office, if we may be of assistance.
See our short Professional Development video here
Workshops and Courses: enrolling in Lexington Two workshops
1. Log in to My Learning Plan (MLP).
2. Look to your far left for your menu options.
3. Click on the arrow, choose Activity Catalogs.
4. Then choose District Catalog.
5. Under "All Events," choose the drop-down menu
    and click on either "2017-2018 Other," or if you are looking for a cohort,
    choose 2017-2018 PD Cohorts.
6. Type in the first word or two of the course title.
7. When your course title shows up, scroll down until you see the link
    "Sign Up Now."
Enroll in as many as you wish to participate! If you do not have a My Learning Plan login,
please contact Beth White from HR at
BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR ANY GRANTS It is very important that you visit the Grant Process page on the Business Department page to review the grant application process guidelines for Lexington School District Two and download the grant cover sheet (application approval form). We encourage our stakeholders to seek grant opportunities. Please remember, if a grant is successfully awarded, you must ensure funds are fully utilized during the grant period.
The following are links to grant programs for schools and teachers. Don't forget to check out the grant list and forms at the bottom of the page.  Click on each link to explore the grant opportunities available from each program. 

Strong Schools Grant Program - Applications Due Midnight May 4, 2018

The purpose of the Colonial Life Strong Schools Grant Program is to provide educators in Lexington County School District Two an opportunity to receive financial support for effective and creative initiatives to enhance the learning experience that would otherwise be unavailable through the school budget. Mini-grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 for innovative classroom projects and lessons with a focus on the Three Domains outlined in the Profile of the SC Graduate. All certified staff for grades CD-4-12 are eligible to apply.  Project implementation and completion must occur before May 31, 2019.

Exemplars - 9 examples of awarded grants from previous years...please note that the requirements and guidelines have been tweaked each year, but these should be helpful for those applying.
Grant Listing - Public Notice

Other Grant Listings

  • Caterpillar Foundation - Early Childhood, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Mentoring & Leadership, Workforce Readiness
  • Discover Financial Services - Public high schools, first time applicants, measurement tools, pre & post testing
  • Innovation Challenge Grants - offered by the SC Department of Commerce and Innovation...high-dollar grants for projects supporting the South Carolina Innovation Plan
  • Mary Pope Osborne - USA Title 1 1st thru 5th grades, The Magic Treehouse books / workbooks (4 titles and 4 workbooks per grade level)
  • Shell Oil Foundation - "Shell supports a variety of educational initiatives that improve student performance, encourage diversity and benefit our nation’s future competitiveness."
  • The Walmart Foundation - Education: underserved 12-25 yrs old, re-engage drop-outs, improve retention rates of first-generation college students, support teachers, promote adolescent literacy.  Workforce Development: job readiness, skills training for current low-mod. skills, ELL, adult ed.