Innovative Teaching Grant applications

Each year, PSEA awards up to four $1,000 Innovative Teaching Grants to recognize members for their contributions to innovative instruction and the art of teaching. 

To be eligible, projects must be developed by classroom teachers, librarians, instructional teams, pupil personnel services or teacher association groups for elementary, secondary, and higher education.  Student PSEA members are also eligible.

The grant applications are due Feb. 1, 2017.  PSEA’s Council on Instruction and Professional Development will recommend winners to the PSEA Board of Directors. Winners will be invited to the May PSEA House of Delegates to receive their awards.

Information and application materials are available at, or by calling 1-800-944-7732, ext. 7008.

Recent Innovative Teaching Grant Recipients:

Dean Smith, Big Spring EA
Getting a Read on the Future
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn" (Ben Franklin). I want to use relevant and interesting readings focused on emergent literacy and survival themes coupled with hands-on activities to engage students and improve their reading ability.

Kerri Schegan, Kutztown Area EA
I Learn, I Create, I Discover With iPads

The iPad is becoming one of the leading educational tools for classroom use. I would like to bring this powerful learning tool into my classroom in order to offer students more opportunities for research, innovation, differentiation, and creative work. I believe that iPads will change the way my students learn.

Jonathan Schaller, Marion Center EA
Save The Music!

Our high school band students will create a digital portfolio using digital recording devices to document their musical growth and development. Students will record rehearsals and performances that can be saved and shared with their teacher for evaluation and with their family and community to demonstrate their musical achievement.




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