Fall Grant awardees!

November 7, 2017

IPEI proudly announces the results of our first round of Red & Gold and Teacher Grants for the 2017-18 school year!

IPEI has awarded $22,000 to support of 22 Red and Gold grants and 11 Teacher Grants. In addition, three Connecting Classroom grant applicants were invited to move forward with formal proposals. Read below to learn about our most recent grants, and stay tuned for updates about these projects and programs!

Special thanks to Heather Zimar for organizing the list below!

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Red and Gold Grants


Standing for Performance Quality

Cindy Daly/Belle Sherman/grades 4-5


Finding safety in taking risks

Stephen Anderson/BJM/grade 5


Shape a Story

Kim Shank/BJM/grades K-2


Engaging All Students in Learning about Social Justice

Meg Webster/BJM/grades 4-5


Ping Pong Partners

Jeff Tomasik/Shane Taylor/Boynton/grades 6-8


For the Love of Reading

Erik Frank/Boynton/grade 8


Maker Space….Expanded

Sherri Korb/Boynton/grade 6


Feelings and Emotions

Stephanie Kibbe/Caroline/Pre-K


Chromebook Recording Studios

Jennifer Goodmark/Caroline/grade 2


Read, Play and Talk

Varya Siegel/Caroline/Pre-K


Third Grade’s Cider Press

Spencer Hill/Cayuga Heights/grade 3


Problem Based Learning through GIS

Laura C. VanVleet/DeWitt/grade 3


Get Your Hands on Math

Allison Andersen/Fall Creek/Kindergarten


Yoga & Relaxation Techniques

Marie Sadusky/IHS/grades 9-12


Sugar Changed the World, Unit

Matthew Soucy/IHS/grade 9


Ithaca High School Science Olympiad Team

Matthew Fellman/IHS/ grades 9-12


Mindfulness in the AIS Classroom

Kristina DeCicco/IHS/grades 9-12


Music on the River

Chris Sperry/LACS/grades 6-12


PE for You and ME: inclusion in the PE classroom

Anne Schneider/Northeast/grades K-5


Teaching Self-Regulation using the “Zones of Regulation” Program

Jill van Leuken and Celia Clement /Northeast/grades 1, 2, 4


Creating Conductive Creatures and Creations with Squishy Circuits

Megan Hulburt/Northeast/ grades 3-5


Reluctant Reader Rescue*

Bridgid Cooper/IHS/grades 9-12

*In partnership with ICSD


Teacher Grants


Music for Unity and Social Change

Ahrayna Zakos/BJM/grades K-5


All in a Day

Priscilla Reyer with Lisa Tsetse Teaching Artist /BJM/ grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1 and 4


A Night at the Museum

Cara Salibrici/Boynton/grade 6


Hatchet Overnight With Primitive Pursuits

Todd Crawford/Boynton/grade 6


Breaching Social Barriers with Merengue

Sharon Nelson and Jeannette Palmer/Boynton/grades 6-8


Radio Dramas – Stories for the Ear

Angela Levy/Cayuga Heights/grade 5


Can we Talk, Rap, or Sing?: Building bridges between refugees/immigrants and American-born students

Theresa Souchet/DeWitt/grade 8


Music For Unity and Social Change

Caitlin Bram/Fall Creek/grades K-5


Biotechnology & Inquiry in the High School Setting

Arti Jewett/IHS/various grades


Human Rights- what are they and why do they matter?

Claudia Miettunen/IHS/grades 9-12


Up Close with Animals

Allison Andersen, Abigail Bokaer/Fall Creek, K

IPEI Red and Gold Grant supports all readers!IPEI and #NYgivesday