Where's the Money? Find More Funding for Programs and Projects

  • Presenter: Dr. Marc Liebman, Chief Academic Officer at Imagine Learning, and Dave Markov, Grants and Funding Specialist at Imagine Learning
  • Length: 60 minutes

In the light of shrinking resources, how can educators find the additional dollars they need to best serve their learners? These are questions every school district needs to ask.

In this encore funding webinar, former superintendent Dr. Marc Liebman and grants and funding specialist Dave Markov examine many different sources of funding, and identify avenues to locate them. They cover everything from websites that give away free computers to how one district funded their technology plan with car sales.

Session objectives:
  • The interest-free federal bonds few districts know about
  • Where to find free training for grant writing
  • The crucial question to ask foundations before completing an application
  • How to find which foundations have funded neighboring districts
  • The hidden goldmine in your independent studies department
  • And many more real-world ideas

Dr. Marc Liebman, Chief Academic Officer, is a former superintendent, IBM education consultant, and deputy superintendent over curriculum and instruction. As an administrator in numerous California schools and districts, Dr. Liebman successfully implemented technology-based programs that increased student learning and minimized drop-out rates. As superintendent of Berryessa Union School District, Dr. Liebman restructured the district’s English language learner programs to improve student achievement, and in 2010, students in his district were recognized among the highest achieving English language learners in California. Dr. Liebman holds an MEd from Pacific Oaks College and a PhD in educational administration from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dave Markov, Grants and Funding Specialist, has a wide-ranging career in education. A graduate of Concordia Teachers College, he got his start in education teaching middle school life science in Des Plaines, Illinois. He soon began writing video curriculum that both entertained and educated middle school students for Concordia Publishing House. Dave then settled into educational technology, working as both a software trainer and a product specialist. He now serves as the grants and funding specialist for Imagine Learning.