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Innovative Grants for 2023-2024 School Year

Paula Sandahl

The Coventry Public Schools solicited grant proposals for innovative educational concepts in amounts that would range from $2000 to $3,000. Grants have been awarded for the 2023-2024 school year to the applicants who met the criterion and demonstrated ingenuity and innovation in their proposal.

Funds are required to be spent on educational initiatives that are specifically related to one or more of the following subjects: science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics. Initiatives also needed to be tied to specific, measurable, and achievable academic goals.

The following 2023-2024 Innovative Grants were selected to receive funding:

•  Increasing Access to Additive Manufacturing and Computer Aided Design, submitted by Jeff Spivey, Educational Technology Coach, in the amount of $1,600.

•  Scientists for Social Good, submitted by Amy Couch and Sarah Landry, Capt. Nathan Hale School Science Teachers, in the amount of $2000.

•  Make, Believe, Play, submitted by Amanda Mayer and Alicia LeBorious, Preschool Teachers at the Hale Early Education Center, in the amount of $1,660.

•  Bright Minds, Dark Skies: Solar Eclipse Science, submitted by Cindy Wilbur, K-12 STEM Specialist, in the amount of $285.

•  Authentic Science: Investigations, Explanatory Models, and Engineering Performance Tasks, submitted by Karen Nixon, Abigail Kolstad, and Mikayla LeBlanc, Grades 3-5 Teachers at G.H. Robertson School, in the amount of $2,455.

This information was provided by Coventry Public Schools. For further information, please contact David J. Petrone, f Schools, at or call 860-742-7317, Ext. 2.

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