The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) today announced the addition of information technology (IT) professional Tanya Yatzeck to its Board of Directors. Yatzeck has been an IT Professional for nearly twenty years, and is currently a Project Manager at Spire, Inc. (formerly Laclede Gas). ITEF is a St. Louis nonprofit that provides grants to advance […]
Submission by Amanda Wyatt and Jacqui Schilling When you attend the informational meetings about applying for an ITEF grant one thing that stands out is professional development. Charmaine and Brenda continuously stress the importance for including professional development in your application. So this year as we prepared to apply for “Two Stars to the Right, Straight […]
We are excited to introduce you to ITEF’s next Spotlight Innovator: Carrie Wilson-Herndon Meet Carrie Wilson-Herndon, ITEF’s newest Spotlight innovator! Carrie will be teaching science at Whitfield School, starting in the fall of 2017. Prior to that, Carrie has been a science teacher at Metro East Montessori, where she received an ITEF grant in 2016 for […]
The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) has announced the six area schools chosen to receive 2017 innovator grants, ranging from $28,000 – $66,000, to transform learning for their students. Check out the winning schools and projects! “Each year, we ask area teachers to send us their best ideas for increasing innovation, and we have the […]
Congrats to one of our 2016 Innovators, Carrie Herndon of Metro East Montessori School, Granite City, IL. She took home the Vernier/NSTA Teacher Award Program ((link)) Each year, educators are recognized for their planned or current innovative use of data-collection technology. She was one of two middle school awardees. Read more!
Because the Innovative Technology Education Fund values continuous learning and the opportunity for area educators to choose their own desired spheres of professional growth, ITEF launched its first professional development grant cycle in 2016! The cycle ran from May-December 2016. Grants were capped at $5000. Educators chose all kinds of opportunities that fit what they […]
In the January edition of TABLE OF EXPERTS: Educating St. Louis’ next leaders by the St. Louis Business Journal, ITEF’s Board Chair chimes in. What qualities make a good leader and how does your school instill those qualities in students? Dr. Elizabeth Bender: I think listening and flexibility are important. Really one of the biggest […]
Check our our October 2016 Newsletter: Get Ready for the 2017 Grant Cycle! Great information on our new free Grant Writing Workshops and more! If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter, please subscribe.
We are excited to introduce you to ITEF’s next Spotlight Innovators: Mr. Sam Pitlyk & Mrs. Jodi Bergmann Jodi and Sam are teachers at Hudson Elementary in the Webster Groves School District. Jodi is a special education teacher, and Sam teaches 5th grade. These two dynamic educators have joined together to promote a democratic learning space […]
The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) has announced the five area schools chosen to receive 2016 innovator grants ranging from $20,000 – $68,000 to transform learning for their students, as well as two schools receiving funds for teachers’ professional development. (Watch what recent local grantee schools have created with their funding here.) The winning schools […]