Grant Recipient Winners

Announced Below!  

2019 Innovation Grant Winners


Recipient 1: K. C. Revere
Grant Title: “Virtual REALity”

The project will focus on enhancing instructional delivery through the use of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets in Science classes. Science teachers will utilize VR headsets to provide students with experiences that feel like actual life experiences. Experiences through VR will promote retention of information in addition to making text and direct instruction more meaningful while stimulating students’ sensory.

Recipient 2: Dr. Doug Doblar
Grant Title: “Bringing Math And Science To Life And Together”

I propose to make the STEM fields integrated, relevant, and exciting with a collection of digital science sensors, probes, and equipment that can bring our students’ real-time data that can be used both to create science phenomena and to offer real, relevant data to integrate into our math curriculum.

Recipient 3: Dr. Tamieka Grizzle
Grant Title: “Start Them Early! Building A Foundation For Coding And Robotics!”

Start them early! Georgia Legislature passed a bill (GA SB 108) that will require middle and high schools to offer computer science by the 2024-2025 school year. What about elementary students? I have witnessed firsthand that even Kindergarteners can code! With this grant, I will purchase KIBO robot kits and offer computer science to K-2 students.

Recipient 4: Richard White
Grant Title: “Putting the TEAM in STEAM”

In this project, students would have an opportunity to learn about sound and video engineering through making videos using our green screen and then using the grant purchased video/sound mixer to edit and perfect it. Those who were more interested in music would be able to use the grant purchased Sphero SpecDrums to code and tap out music, record it, transfer it to the mixer, and manipulate it to produce a full track. This project will encourage creativity and teach them real world skills that would be useful in the future if they want to have a career in film or music.

Recipient 5: Carrie Settles Livers

We have just constructed a “literary garden” with flowering plants acquired from notable authors’ homes. We will use wind energy to power a water feature (while also teaching alternative energies) to help our garden become a certified wildlife habitat, which attracts pollinators to our edibles, helping us to feed our community.  




The opportunity to apply for an Innovation Grant was open to all Georgia teachers, media specialists, counselors, or any combination of persons within a school setting.


The Georgia Educational Technology Consortium (GaETC) offers technology innovation grants to elementary, middle, and high school teachers in Georgia. Funding is given to “innovative technology projects that enhance the teaching and learning to improve student outcomes.”

Funding Priority

The opportunity to apply for a Technology Innovation Grant is open to elementary, middle and high school teachers, media specialists, counselors, or any combination of persons within a school setting in Georgia.


The Georgia Educational Technology Consortium will award five Innovation Grants of $3000 each to support technology-based projects to elementary, middle, and high school teachers in Georgia.


Melinda Mauter – “Getting STEAMy with Specdrums!”

It’s time to get STEAMy in the Orchestra room with Specdrums!  App-connected rings that turn color into sound, Specdrums give students the opportunity to create, explore, and connect with Music on any surface available.  Inside or outside, regardless of where they...

Beth M Haynes – “A View from the Future”

Louisville Middle School would like to include a Drone Curriculum as part of an elective class (Audio Visual and Outdoor Classroom). This curriculum would entail a number of projects ranging from filming sporting events/practices, creating positive promotional videos...

Hannah Odom – “Body Systems Models”

The purpose of this problem based learning experience will be for students to understand the importance of each body system individually and as a whole towards the maintenance of homeostasis within the human body. We will first begin this learning experience by...

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  • Applications and supporting documentation will be available at on July 1, 2019.
  • Application Deadline: September 14, 2019.
  • Grant Recipient Announcement: October 5, 2019.
  • Only complete applications conforming to the specified guideline format, and requirements will be evaluated and eligible for funding.
  • All completed grant applications should be submitted on or before the deadline.
  • After successful submission of the online application, the applicant will receive an electronic confirmation receipt immediately. If the applicant does not receive an electronic confirmation receipt, please email Paulina Kuforiji at
  • Innovation Grants will be judged and scored based on the published rubric.
  • Applicants must agree to implement the approved grant initiative and expend all awarded funds before January 1, 2020.
  • Grant recipients are expected to make a presentation during the 2020 Georgia Educational Technology Conference.

Questions regarding the grant should be directed to Paulina Kuforiji at