The Maryland State Department of Education provides annual grants to non-profit organizations to provide enriching educational programs that cannot be replicated in the classroom. Collectively, these programs are known as the State Aided Educational Institutions Program (SAI). The organizations provide engaging, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that support the State's curricular and educational goals and priorities.
Presently, forty-two programs are funded across the State. Grant recipients include:
Alice Ferguson Foundation, Inc.
Alliance of Southern Prince George's Communities, Inc.American Visionary Art MuseumB&O Railroad Museum
Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound SchoolBaltimore Museum of IndustryBaltimore Symphony OrchestraBest BuddiesCalvert Marine Museum Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum CollegeBound Foundation Dyslexia Tutoring Program Echo Hill Outdoor SchoolFire Museum of Maryland Historic Sotterley, Inc. Imagination Stage, Inc. Jewish Museum of Maryland Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Living Classrooms Foundation Maryland Academy of Sciences - Maryland Science Center Maryland Historical Society Maryland Humanities Maryland Leadership Workshops,, Inc. JHU APL Maryland Mathematics, Engineering and Science AchievementMaryland Youth & the Law (MYLAW)
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Museum of Ceramic Art National Aquarium in Baltimore
National Great Blacks In Wax Museum NorthBay Olney Theatre Center for the Arts Parks & People Foundation
Port Discovery Children's Museum Salisbury Zoo Commission
South Baltimore Learning CenterSultana Education Foundation Village Learning Place
Walters Art Museum Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtY of Central Maryland/State Mentoring Center Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc.
These institutions provide opportunities that emphasize experiential learning and one-on-one support services. Services include, but are not limited to, free or reduced admission, full-day and residential field-trips with hands-on activities, mentoring, and tutoring. In many cases, pre- and post- visit activities for teachers are used to connect the experiences to the classroom curriculum. Programs also provide continued follow-up to experiential activities through internet activities. Professional development opportunities for teachers that link the SAI programs with the classroom are also available.
Monitoring of the SAI programs includes on-site visits by MSDE staff, a mid-year progress report, a final program report that verifies services provided, and a telephone/email audit of end users.
Contact:Michial A. Gill, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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