Welcome to the REALISD Project
The Rural Engagement to Advance Learning In STEM Digitally (REALISD) in School Libraries Program provides K-12 school librarians funded opportunities to learn how to support STEM learning in rural schools. These funded opportunities will include two different types of participation: 1) a four-day onsite professional development (PD) experience and 2) a three-hour graduate course at an accredited university to be taken and earned online over an academic year.
All travel costs, tuition, fees, and other expenses for participating in the REALISD Program are provided to accepted participants. Please review the website for further details about applying to and participating in the REALISD Program. The REALISD in School Libraries Program is funded through a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
How to Apply
Applications for the 2021 REALISD program are now being accepted through May 31st.
Click on the Application tab at the top of the page to apply.
Unfortunately due to travel restrictions and the continuing pandemic, the REALISD program will be virtual for 2021.
Those of you that applied for the REALISD program last year will automatically be added to this year's applicant pool for consideration, so you will not have to apply again.
Please take care! --Melissa & Dan, REALISD Co-PIs
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-95-17-0065-17 .