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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.

Madison County School Awardees
16 of the 17 Seed Grant award winners (Enlarge Picture)

Madison County School Awardees
Madison County School teachers received over $11K in grants at the ceremony (Enlarge Picture)

The STEDTrain Committee
The STEDTrain Committee thanks the teachers for their enthusic support of STEM education in schools (Enlarge Picture)

Other STEM Related Opportunities

This information is provided as a courtesy by the STEDTRAIN Committee and is not an endorsement of the programs.

STEDTRAIN in the News

Phillip Henson and Cheryl Heldt photo

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.

Letters

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.

Sincerely,

Teresa Zimmer
Gifted Specialist
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.

 
Telephone Contacts
Woody Williams 256.837.5172
Ron Hackett 931.438.3298
2017-18 Grant Calendar
Date Event/Deadline
2017
1 February Proposal Season Opens

1 April
4:30 PM
Proposal Submission Deadline

3 April
midnight
Principal's Approval Deadline

15 April
midnight
Last day to report problems

Friday 4 August Seed Grant awards announced

Tuesday 22 August
Noon
Deadline for accepting Seed Grant awards

Tuesday 22 August
Noon
Deadline for verifying attendance

Saturday 26 August
8:00 AM
Awards Ceremony

2018
20 January Midterm Reports Due

April 26
Noon
Final Reports Due

April 28 Final Presentations

May 1 Principal's Reusable Items Reports

May 18 Deadline for Reusable Items Reports

2018-19 Grant Calendar
Date Event/Deadline
2018
1 February Proposal Season Opens

1 April
4:30 PM
Proposal Submission Deadline

3 April
midnight
Principal's Approval Deadline

15 April
midnight
Last day to report problems

Friday 4 August Seed Grant awards announced

Tuesday 22 August
Noon
Deadline for accepting Seed Grant awards

Tuesday 22 August
Noon
Deadline for verifying attendance

Saturday 26 August
8:00 AM
Awards Ceremony

2019
20 January Midterm Reports Due

25 April
Noon
Final Reports Due

27 April Final Presentations

1 May Principal's Reusable Items Reports

18 May Deadline for Reusable Items Reports

Seed Grant Awards
Year Awards Total
2017-2018 16 $26,505
2016-2017 24 $38,688
2015-2016 24 $31,006
2014-2015 36 $32,724
2013-2014 40 $35,482
2012-2013 29 $26,527
2011-2012 35 $32,836
2010-2011 45 $38,486
2009-2010 25 $23,152
2008-2009 -- --
2007-2008 -- --
2006-2007 22 $20,029
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