The Institute for Learning Partnership has announced its 2012-13 Grants to Improve Teaching and Learning, nearly $35,000 in funding that will benefit students and staff in eight Northeastern Wisconsin School Districts. The awards will fund initiatives to improve literacy, enhance technology, increase motivation and build bridges between home and school, among other efforts. Recipients, project titles and amounts are:
• Bonduel Elementary School teacher Jill Giesler — Building Bridges Between Home and School, $4,671;
• Bowler Elementary School teacher Lori Mueller — Promoting Literacy via Culturally Authentic Resources, $3,493;
• Bay View Middle School (Howard-Suamico) teacher Oksana Kobzar-Schweiner — Increasing Reading Motivation among ELL Students, $3,809;
• Northview Elementary School (Howards Grove) teacher Lori Carstens — Inquiry-based Science Curriculum, $4,964;
• Robinson Elementary School (Laona) teacher Cara Shepherd — iPads for Differentiated Instruction Part II, $7,500;
• Abrams Elementary School (Oconto Falls district) teachers Danielle Baade and Shana Pociask — FIREd Up About Reading, $2,485;
• Lannoye Elementary School (Pulaski) teacher Sharon Ellner — Enhancing Literacy Through Writer’s Notebooks, $4,550;
• Sturgeon Bay Public School District teacher Deb Doyle — Literacy: A Key Piece in the Autism Puzzle, $2,975.
For more details on any of the projects, see our full news release.