GEORGIA EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM

INNOVATION GRANT

The application deadline is September 16, 2022

Grant Recipient Announcement will be October 7, 2022

Application for 2022 Grants

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.

2021 WINNERS

Tanya Diedrich – EUREKA! Engineering Design

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.

Luke Young – CHS Flying Club

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.

Bethany Rodgers – Making Connections with the Raspberry Pi 400

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.

Maleigha King – 3D Insects Come to Life!

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.

Amanda Triplett – Speak Up Whitfield

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.

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Details

APPLICATION DETAILS
  • Applications and supporting documentation will be available at www.gaetc.org April 1.
  • Application Deadline: September 16.
  • Grant Recipient Announcement: October 7. 
  • 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, 2023.
  • Grant recipients are expected to make a presentation during the following Georgia Educational Technology Conference.

Questions regarding the grant should be directed to Paulina Kuforiji at grants@gaetc.org.