The Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation provides support for innovative teaching programs, ideas and methodologies through our educational grants program. We want to equip faculty with tools that will help increase student scores on tests, prepare students for post-high school employment, or further the students' application of learning to real world problem solving. The grants program is designed to support innovative efforts through funding that is not fully available through state, federal or district revenues.
We are pleased to announce our grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year!
Tamara Rellick, first grade teacher at Paynter Elementary School, received a grant for $1,000 to introduce coding to her classroom with the Dot and Dash Robot Wonder Pack. The tool will provide students with an innovative way to explore problem solving and critical thinking through computer programming. "The robots would show our students an innovative technology as well as broaden our scope of STEM education in the classroom," Rellick said. "First graders will write code in an innovative way while exploring mathematical processes."
Baldwin Bean, the new student-managed coffee shop at Baldwin High School, has received a $2,000 grant for the installation of electronics such as digital signage, charging stations, and an online ordering system. The coffee shop will give students hands-on experience with money and inventory management, customer service, and accounting. "This will provide an opportunity to take what students are learning in the classroom and put it into action in a real-world environment," said Eric Jankoski, transition coordinator at Baldwin High School and manager of the Baldwin Bean project.
Proposals should strive to:
- Foster collaboration and encourage new innovations in teaching and learning
- Adapt to other instructional settings
- Develop new course material
- Create significant curriculum improvements or efficiencies
- Energize the teacher/recipient and expand his/her knowledge and enthusiasm
Eligibility for Submitting a Grant Proposal
This grant opportunity is open to individuals that meet the following criteria:
- Licensed school teachers employed by the Baldwin-Whitehall School District
- Guidance counselors, librarians, paraprofessionals, and social workers may also be considered
- Complete the Grant Proposal document below.
- Signed proposals must be submitted by email to the BWEF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BWEF will evaluate the grant proposal and contact you with questions.