Classroom Mini Grants

 

2015-16 Teacher Innovation Grant

 

 Innovation is the spark of insight that leads an inventor or an artist to investigate an issue or phenomenon. That insight is usually shaped by an observation of what appears to be true or the creative jolt of a new idea. Innovation is driven by a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. Innovation is based on curiosity, the willingness to take risks, and experimenting to test assumptions. Innovation is based on questioning and challenging the status quo. It is also based on recognizing opportunity and taking advantage of it.

 

In the world of education, innovation comes in many forms. There are innovations in the way education systems are organized and managed. There are innovations in instructional techniques or delivery systems. There are innovations in the way students are included in an active learning process. The list goes on and on.

 

An element of the ARI mission is to identify, support and promote innovative practices in education - and as importantly - support and promote those educators and their students who are daring to be great. 

 

 To be awarded a Learning Innovation Grant, an innovation must:

 

1.      Address an important challenge in education. 

 

2.      Pass through a competitive review process focused on the project's design.

 

3.      Demonstrate the promise of tangible improvement in teaching and/or learning.

 

4.      Award recipients agree to present their proposed innovation at the regional

         Promising Practices & Summit and present their associated results at

         the regional Action Research Summit.  

 

* Please submitt grant to mary.stiltner@pike.kyschools.us

(allow enough time for appropriate signatures to be obtained)

 

  Grant Application Forms

2015-16 Teacher Innovation Grant