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CSD Teachers Surprised With 2013 Innovation Grants

  • Post category:General News
  • Post last modified:December 22, 2020

The holidays are coming early for a handful of Canyons District teachers.

The Canyons Education Foundation, the fund-raising arm of the District, has surprised 14 teachers with the joyful news that they had received 2013 Innovation Grants.

In all, the Foundation this year is awarding nearly $90,000 to pay for creative classroom projects.

The recipients and their projects:

  • Michelle Vance, Jordan Valley, $2,819, “Assessible Communication for Families”
  • Joey Newman, Corner Canyon High, $3,041, “Real World Engineering Design”
  • Pamela Tafili, Midvale Middle, $3,542, “Biomechanics and Beyond”
  • Pamela Loveridge, Butler Middle, $4,182, “Flipped Classroom Technology”
  • Jeremy Perkins, Eastmont Middle, $5,444, “Green Screen Video Production Studio”
  • JoLynn Bierman, Crescent Elementary, $5,868, “iPads for Communication and Language Development”
  • Clief Castleton, Hillcrest High, $6,125, “Robotics and Engineering Excellence (3D Printers)”
  • Douglas Rolley, Midvalley Elementary, $8,325, “Google Chromebooks for Creativity and Curriculum”
  • Julie Page, Ridgecrest Elementary, $8,959, “Immersing Instructional Technology into Dual-Immersion
  • Monica Rotermund, Brookwood Elementary, $9,000, “Chromebooks in our Classroom”
  • Christiana Forbush, Midvale Middle, $9,854, “Encouraging Engagement for Everyone Electronically”
  • Tawny Hawkins, Brighton High, $10,000, “Subtext for English Language Arts”
  • Kelly Owen, Park Lane Elementary, $10,000, “Park Lane Interactive Learning”

Teachers across the District clamored for the grants. Allison Spencer, Canyons’ Chief Development Officer, said more than $340,000 in requests were submitted for consideration.