St. Louis, MO. – The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) awarded a total of $282,149.40 to seven area schools, through 2023 Innovator Grants ranging from $18,969.00 to $67,302.76. These competitive grants are provided to encourage schools in our region to advance creative, novel thinking through the use of state-of-the-art technology.

The schools receiving grants:

  • Crossroads College Preparatory School, a private school, will redesign its 5th Day curriculum with unique interdisciplinary courses, a new schedule, and blocks of combined learning. TOTAL GRANTED: $39,120.70
  • Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, a charter school, will implement a Green Architecture course to increase excitement around urban planning, 3D modeling, and sustainability. TOTAL GRANTED: $18,969.00
  • Lindbergh High School in the Lindbergh School District will create an aviation career path, including the principles and physics of flight and FAA drone certification. TOTAL GRANTED: $54,871.00
  • Parkway Central High School in the Parkway School District will use STEM-driven processes to build an orienteering and nature trail adjacent to the high school, accessible to district students and families. TOTAL GRANTED: $42,462.76
  • Robinwood Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will use problem-based learning to rethink how STEM can be used in their indoor/outdoor classroom. TOTAL GRANTED: $26,771.60
  • St. Louis Priory School, a parochial school, will expand their outdoor classroom content using sensors, drones and cameras to capture and analyze data for surveying and podcasting.  TOTAL GRANTED:  $32,651.58
  • Webster Groves School District will expand their Thrive Incubator high school entrepreneurship program into elementary social studies and an after school club as well as middle school classrooms. TOTAL GRANTED:  $67,302.76.

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 $4,000,000 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.