GEORGIA EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM

INNOVATION GRANT
Application for 2021 Closed

Congratulations to 2021 Winners!

Grant Winner 1:  Amanda Triplett

Dalton Junior High School

Project Title: Speak Up Whitfield

Project Summary:  Speak-Up Whitfield is a 6-12th grade, county-wide podcasting project/competition that empowers teachers to use podcasting in all content areas within their schools, representing one of the following categories: Bridging History to Me, Social Justice, Narrative, Informational, and Coming to America.

 

Grant Winner 2: Maleigha King

Beecher Hills Elementary

Project Title: 3D Insects Come to Life!

Project Summary: This project will require innovative tech tools such as a 3D printer, 3D printing pens, and an interactive insect activity tub to encourage students to investigate the amazing world of insects! We will use these technology resources to explore, research, & create a Creepy Crawly Museum for IB night.

 

 

Grant Winner 3: Bethany Rodgers

Creekside Intermediate School

Project Title: Making Connections with the Raspberry Pi 400

Project Summary: This project will require some raspberry 400s, breadboards, and accessories to allow the students to see the code they write in action. I will set up a station for students to code on their raspberry 400 computers and then test their code on their breadboard. This project is year-long.

 

Grant Winner 4: Luke Young

Carrollton High School

Project Title: CHS Flying Club

Project Summary: Attending school 40 miles from the world’s busiest airport does not ensure that my students know anything about working in the airline industry. With this grant, I will teach my students the basics of being a pilot and understanding the world of aviation.

 

 

Grant Winner 5: Tanya Diedrich

Temple Middle School

 Project Title: EUREKA! Engineering Design

Project Summary: This project will allow students in a rural, Title 1 community to explore the engineering design process using kits designed specifically for middle-grade students. The project classroom kits will allow students to explore automation by designing and building several projects.

 

WHO ARE INNOVATION GRANTS FOR?

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.

Mission

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.

Amount

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.

2020 WINNERS

Marshell Kinnel – Communicate & Innovate

The mission of Susie Dasher Elementary is to prepare students to be effective communicators. This grant will create the Innovators Broadcast Network to enhance communication skills and increase minority students’ exposure to STEAM careers.

Rebekah Holt – Mindful Designs

Mindful Designs will allow students to apply their knowledge of PE, Art, ISTE, NGSS, SEL, and math to create signs along a path. The focus will be on providing students a chance to create 3-D designs in partnership with Cherokee HS. The laptops will be needed to design the signs.

Denisse Maddox – Wondering Around in STEM

Students will engage in fun and creative tasks while developing an understanding of the intricacies of coding. Students will participate in cooperative and innovative design. Students in 4th-5th grades can also hone their coding skills when competing in digital Wonder League Robotics Competitions.

Kaitlyn Caudill – The Root of STEM

Root Robots are innovative and engaging tools which will transform our STEM program. With the acquisition of Root Robots, students will be fostering their coding, robotics, and AI skills, but most importantly, working to improve their critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.

Hydroponics

We will set up PVC hydroponic systems to go with our raised garden bed project. One will be set up outside with the gardens, the other inside our classroom lab. Using HOBO sensors, we will collect data that will teach students about how environmental conditions impact plant growth.

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Details

APPLICATION DETAILS
  • Applications and supporting documentation will be available at www.gaetc.org on July 1.
  • Application Deadline: September 17.
  • Grant Recipient Announcement: October 5.
  • 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 grants@gaetc.org.
  • 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, 2022.
  • 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 grants@gaetc.org.