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
Lisa Lamothe, Toni Berthiaume, TRHS
Amanda Hellyar, Brandon Bernard, Karen Kennedy, Adam Popp, Meagan Rice
TRHS and Tech High School
Using Picture Books to Increase Narrative Language Skills in Young Children
Kimberly Ferreira, Kaitlyn Smith, Brookfield Elementary
Light a Spark - Coding with Sphero Robots
Alesia Peck, Burgess Elementary
Family Game Night with a Math Twist
Laura Palmer, Brimfield Elementary
Cassie Amadio, Shannon Beveridge, Kristin Daley, TRJHS
Table Tennis at Tantasqua
Shannon Beveridge, Joseph Beveridge, Bob Casaceli, TRHS
Nicole Berry, Traci Marek, Kerri Glanville, Stacy Cizik, Marion Reilly, Christine Nowaki, Wales Elementary
Tantasqua Soars with Redbird
Kerry Breinlinger, TRHS
Kristin Daley Conti, TRJHS
Matthew Guertin, TRJHS
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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
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?