Innovation Grant Winners Archive

2018 Winners

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...

2017 Winners

Jennifer Jackson – “The World Through My Eyes”

Students will use digital cameras & computer applications to build technology and literacy, (communication), skills. Students will learn the power of visual communication by studying photographers such as Lewis Hine and Dorothea Lange as they strengthen their ELA...

2016 Winners

Emily Chatlen – “Move, Play, Learn, Grow!”

Move, Play, Learn, Grow!” is a proposed plan in which our special education population can enjoy a multi-sensory learning experience. The project involves the use of an interactive, motion-censored projection screen. The interactive screen is a learning tool that...

Madeline Hall – “SMArTE Space”

The SMArTE (science, math, art, technology, and engineering) Space project helps to support science and technology standards. SMArTE space in the media center provides opportunities for students to use creativity and inventive thinking to build prototypes, explore...

Anne Hodgskiss – “Underwater Robotics”

Underwater Robotics Students will experience authentic engineering through the SeaPerch program. Teachers deliver standards and process skills through a STEM lens with a robotics platform. This inquiry-based program will support our goal of building a pipeline for...

2015 Winners

Jacob Elliott – “Robotics With Lego WeDo”

Dimon is working to become a STEM-certified. Part of this process involves engaging students through robotics. In grades 2-3, students would become familiar with the process of building robots through Lego WeDo construction sets. Students would learn that robots...

Jan Mullis – “Research Revelations”

Putnam County Middle School 7th grade ELA class plan on using laptops to facilitate a blended model of instruction and increase engagement and motivation on assigned tasks and projects such as daily centers, remediation, National History Day, science fair, and social...

Martha Bongiorno – “The Rise of Frankenstuffers”

Frankenstuffers are rising at Arthur Williams Middle School!  Our seventh grade life science classrooms plan on utilizing stuffed animals donated by the community in conjunction with Google Slides on Acer Chromebooks in order to teach the domain of interdependence of...

2014 Winners

Nicole Snipes – “Can You See The Cells?”

The students will use the table top microscopes to investigate different types of cells and recreate what they are seeing as well as relate the organelles to their functions. Students will be paired up on virtual Instagram project where they will use what they see in...

Lisa Byrd – “Digitize History Project”

The “Digitize History Project” will enable Hephzibah Middle School students to use a variety of resources with Google Play Apps for Education. Students will explore and discovery history for themselves, and use digital apps to share their understanding of through...

Chris Rogers – “MAKE-ing a Difference”

We will create a MakerSpace with materials for students to create, problem-solve, and think critically about the world. We will focus activities on our Earth Science curriculum. Our students to identify issues that impact the environment and use the space to design...

Lynn Doyle – “First Lego League”

This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored by our students through research, teamwork, construction and imagination! Our students will be able to: Design and build a challenge- related model using Lego components, create a Show Me poster and...

2013 Winners