St. Louis, MO. – The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) awarded a total of $257,912.67 to six area schools, through 2022 Innovator Grants ranging from $10,614 to $68,100. These competitive grants are provided to encourage schools in our region to advance creative thinking through the use of state-of-the-art technology.

The schools receiving grants:

  • Christ Community Lutheran School, a parochial School in Saint Louis County, will expand use of a Microsoft HoloLens 2 Laboratory, which allow science, coding, or design students to explore real world environments. TOTAL GRANTED: $35,999.92
  • Gateway STEM High School, a Saint Louis Public School, will expand their GEMINI Lab, encouraging students to use the design process to innovate, build, engineer and invent. TOTAL GRANTED: $51,000.00
  • Notre Dame High School, a parochial school, will expand their E-sports lab, becoming a regional hub for all girls teams to participate in student-run clinics, tournaments and computer science events. TOTAL GRANTED: $10,614.00
  • Peine Ridge Elementary School in the Wentzville School District will create the Peine Ridge Innovation Garden, including a labyrinth, wind powered book nooks and a garden with a solar powered greenhouse. TOTAL GRANTED: $34,912.98
  • The Soulard School, a Saint Louis Charter School, will learn about the benefits of composting through the integrated use of technology, nutrition and science. TOTAL GRANTED: $68,100.00

ITEF is a unique nonprofit organization that serves K-12 educators in the greater Saint Louis region in public, private, parochial and charter schools. It funds educators to inspire creative pedagogy that excites students and advances the use of technology in the classroom.

Since 2008, ITEF has provided more than $3,700,000 in grants to St. Louis-area schools. Grantees are selected by ITEF board members from a pool of eligible applicants who meet requirements, including being an accredited K-12 public, private, charter, or parochial school in the greater St. Louis region.