Each spring Ted. awards grants to teachers applying from the elementary schools in Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales as well as from Tantasqua Junior and Senior High Schools. These grants allow teachers to pursue exciting new programs and encourage students to excel using innovative educational approaches. 

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Grants Awarded in 2019 

Escape Room Science     

$800.00     

Lisa Lamothe, Toni Berthiaume, TRHS

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Warrior's Workbench     

$1,739.60     

Amanda Hellyar, Brandon Bernard, Karen Kennedy, Adam Popp, Meagan Rice    

TRHS and Tech High School

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Using Picture Books to Increase Narrative Language Skills in Young Children  
$2,188.93     

Kimberly Ferreira, Kaitlyn Smith, Brookfield Elementary

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Light a Spark - Coding with Sphero Robots     

$2,471.63     

Alesia Peck, Burgess Elementary

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Family Game Night with a Math Twist     

$2,536.56     

Laura Palmer, Brimfield Elementary

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Elevation Exploration     

$2,712.05     

Cassie Amadio, Shannon Beveridge, Kristin Daley, TRJHS

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Table Tennis at Tantasqua     

$1,749.95     

Shannon Beveridge, Joseph Beveridge, Bob Casaceli, TRHS

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Pollination Garden     

$3,750.00     

Nicole Berry, Traci Marek, Kerri Glanville, Stacy Cizik, Marion Reilly, Christine Nowaki, Wales Elementary

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Tantasqua Soars with Redbird     

$4,723.00     

Kerry Breinlinger, TRHS

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Googly Eyes     

$5,819.58     

Kristin Daley Conti, TRJHS

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FlyBrix     

$4,470.00     

Matthew Guertin, TRJHS

 

View Grants from Prior Years:

2019 Grant Winners

2018 Grant Winners

2017 Grant Winners

2016 Grant Winners

2015 Grant Winners

2014 Grant Winners

2013 Grant Winners

2008-2015 Grant Summary

 

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Evaluation

How Grants Get Granted

The Ted. Grants Review Committee consists of members of the Ted. Board of Directors and educators not affiliated with the Tantasqua or Union 61 school districts. In order to ensure impartiality, the Review Committee reads the applications with the teachers’ names and schools removed.

 

When Grants Get Granted

Applications are due by March 1st and notification of the awards by early May.

 

What Ted. Funds

Teacher-initiated innovative projects and programs and the materials that support them. The key criteria are listed here.

 

Ted. Evaluation for
Grant Proposals
  • Is this a creative, innovative project in teaching and/or learning, (i.e. one that involves “change, expansion, adaptation, enhancement, improvement, challenge, risk, or a new technique which is supported in the literature”)?

  • Does the project complement the curriculum goals of the Tantasqua Regional or Union 61 Public Schools?

  • Are the goals, outcomes, and activities of the project clearly stated, and completed with adequate detail?

  • Will the project benefit large numbers of students?

  • Is the project suitable for replication in the school system?

  • Are the budget items reasonable and in adequate detail?

  • Does the dissemination method and/or evaluation mechanism adequately assess the success of the project?

  • What is the overall strength of the proposal?

 

TEACHER’S CORNER

Contact:

Tantasqua Education Foundation

P.O. Box 222

Fiskdale, MA 01518-0222

 

president@tedfound.org

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