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2018-19 Seed Grant Announcements
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2018-19 Seed Grants will be released on 1 February 2017. You can check the website on or after that date to view the RFP.
2017-18 Seed Grant Announcements
Over $22,000 in STEM grants were presented at the STEDTRAIN awards ceremony on August 26, 2017.
Cheryl Heldt, a 3rd grade Math and Science teacher at University Place Elementary School in the Huntsville City Schools district, received the $100 gift certificate from Phillip Henson for her Seed Grant at the STEDTRAIN Seed Grant Conference in April 2016.
Permission Granted for use by STEDTRAIN and photo subjects, Phillip Henson and Cheryl Heldt
Photo by: Woodrow (Woody) A. Williams, Huntsville, AL
Other use must receive written permission.
From: Teresa Zimmer
Date: September 15, 2015 at 11:49:00 AM CDT
To: Carolyn Hale
Subject: Re: Carolyn Hale - STEDTRAIN committee
Good morning, Mrs. Hale! I am SO excited about receiving a STEDTRAIN grant, but I can hardly control the excitement of my students! Some of our items purchased with grant funds are beginning to be delivered, and it's like Christmas whenever someone brings a box to my room!
Of course you are welcome to come visit anytime, but you would probably get more of the idea of the overall project if you waited until 2nd semester. Most of the items we are adding to our "makerspace" take some time to learn how to use. We do plan on having two "maker faires", one probably in January and the other at the end of the school year, to showcase what we have accomplished to parents, fellow teachers and students, and community members. I will be sure to let you know of those dates, and I welcome you and other STEDTRAIN members to join us.
Please extend my sincere thank you to the rest of the committee. It is difficult to express in words the impact this grant will have on my students. While our objectives are difficult to measure in standard ways, just watching and listening to the students is evidence of authentic learning taking place. I can't wait to see how far these students will take their ideas!
Thank you again for your support of unique learning opportunities! I look forward to meeting you.
Guntersville City School
STEDTRAIN Grant Recipient
Seed Grants for Previous Years
The following documents provide abstracts for the Seed Grant proposals that have
been funded over the past several years.