INNOVATIVE TEACHER GRANTS
In 2011/2012, Georgetown Partners in Education awarded close to $20,000 to teachers in GISD. We will be awarding Innovative Teacher Grants in the Fall and Spring of 2012/13.
To apply for a Spring 2013 Innovative Teacher Grant, please download, complete and return the following forms electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be sent an email confirmation once your grant application has been received.
* If you do NOT receive and email, we have NOT received your grant *
Feel free to contact Amy Brown (887-0385) with any administrative questions.
Congratulations to our Fall 2012 recipients!
Congratulations to East View High School World History Teacher Nancy Hester!
Nancy will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to purchase iPads to leverage free educational apps to help her English Language Learners master the terminology they will need to grow their understanding of World History.
Didn’t think World History words were all that hard? Think again!
This definition of "Entente Cordiale" will have you waving the white flag of surrender to the English language.
Congratulations to Tippit Middle School Librarian Sheila Gauntt!
Sheila will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to fund two book clubs – “Lone Star Readers” and “Manga Reader Club” – to improve literacy among middle school students.
Congratulations to Benold Middle School Teacher Kristina Certain!
Kristina will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to purchase, among other items, 40 new microphones and tuners to help her music students improve their intonation and tuning. Additionally, research shows that “kids who play in a band do better in math and reading.”160+ students participate in the Benold Band Program, including Honors Band, Symphonic Band, Beginning Band and two Jazz Bands.
Music Matters! More >
Congratulations to Benold Middle School Teacher Terri Henry!
Terri will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to purchase LEGO bricks to help her Chemistry students visualize, manipulate and understand chemical reactions.
The folks at MIT do it all the time! More >
Congratulations to Cooper Elementary School Teacher Joanne Brake!
Joanne will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to purchase iPads and apps – including The Social Navigator, “a revolutionary social skills app developed to assist children with social and behavioral challenges in adapting their behavior and developing life-long social skills” – for use in her Special Education classes.
Congratulations to Frost Elementary School Teacher Shelley Peachey!
Shelley will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to equip the wonderfully-designed gross and fine motor therapy and sensory room at Frost. Stocked with bumpy blocks, rocking boats, scooters, balls, tricycles and much more, this room serves as a fun place for students of all ages and abilities to come together and do what helps them best grow and learn – PLAY!
Congratulations to McCoy Elementary School Teacher Jessica Burks!
Jessica will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to purchase three iPads and a Mimeo Teach to encourage social interaction and cooperative learning and nurture independence in her special education classroom. Interactive technology helps make education accessible!
Congratulations to Forbes Middle School Teacher Dana Chmiel!
Dana will use her Partners Innovative Teacher Grant award to purchase 4 iPads and apps to “improve fine motor, visual motor, communication, cognitive and daily living skills” for the 170+ students receiving Occupational Therapy Intervention in GISD.
Developed for Special Education / Awesome for Everyone.
Congratulations to our 2011/12 recipients!
Linda Simonson, Myra Page, Principal Rob Dyer, Jan Williams presenting Mitchell Elementary School teacher, George Figueroa, a grant for his bilingual class - "Bringing the Listening Center Home."
Tippit students will get their pencils (and brains!) sharpened and ready to write in Carol Grady's Readers/Writer's Workshop. With Principal Brian Dawson and Assistant Principal, Laurie Molis.
Annette Jones, Speech Pathologist, was awarded her grant for the integration of iPAD technology in speech practices.
Susan Carter and Principal Jennifer Mauldin at Ford Elementary School are over the moon about a new SMART Board.
Lee Anne Iselt, Jaime Nettles, Principal Debra Barker, and other members of the Village Elementary staff are congratulated by Partners' Board Members!
Jenny Yentzen, Principal Jennifer Mauldin, and students at Ford Elementay School will enjoy iPads in Art.