The Georgetown ISD Education Foundation handed out more than $30,000 in collaborative grants to innovative teachers on Tuesday, May 22 to enhance learning opportunities for students. The purpose of this program is to fund innovative and creative educational projects that align with the district’s Learner Profile and impact student learning.
“The Georgetown ISD Education Foundation is dedicated to giving teachers the opportunity to create new and engaging learning experiences.” Greg Bowden, GISD Education Foundation president said. “We continue to be impressed with their creative ideas that get students more engaged in learning, incorporating technology and other innovative tools that may not be otherwise available to them."
12 grants were awarded totaling $30,284, which will impact students at nearly all of the district’s 18 campuses. This is the second year for the foundation’s annual Grant Patrol. Last year, they awarded $30,903. Programs that will be funded by the grants range from an adaptive music program that uses technology to support students with impairments; to a college readiness program that provides students with encouragement, assistance and knowledge about how to prepare, apply, and pay for college; to a raised-bed garden project that will help students at Georgetown High School learn about the process of growing fresh healthy food options.