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Teacher Grant Program

Ironia PTO Teacher Grant Program

Each year, the Ironia PTO provides funding for the Ironia Staff Educational Grant Program. The goal of the program is to fund materials that offer creative, innovative approaches to the delivery of curriculum, benefiting as many children as possible. All Ironia staff members who are registered members of the PTO are eligible to submit a grant request.

Grant proposals are submitted in the spring. Staff members may submit individual grants or submit a proposal as part of a team. Evaluation of all grants is performed by the PTO Grant Committee using a pre-established rubric.

Thanks to the support and generosity or the Ironia Community, the PTO is pleased to have awarded over $102,000+ in grants in the last ten years!

 Ironia Grant Winners 2017-2018

From left: Dr. Randazzo, Mrs. Feliciano, Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Cirella, Mrs. Daly, Mrs. O'Rourke, Mr. Kricheff

The Ironia PTO is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Ironia PTO Grant Award Recipients! Thank you to all Applicants for taking the time to write and submit a grant proposal. We appreciate your continued dedication to our children.



2017-2018 Grant Winners

Mrs. Cirella- 5th Grade Teacher- Flexible Seating, $851
Two Perch Stools and a Sit to Stand work surface were purchased as additional seating options for students.  These will increase student motivation and encourage higher engagement to create an environment that is conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.

Mrs. Andrews- 5th Grade Teacher- Teacher’s College Literary Institute, $800
The Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project is at Columbia University is one of the world’s most respected providers of professional development in literacy.  The institute will focus on the integration of digital and media literacy, along with successful methods for using digital tools and media in the classroom to foster digitally literate students.

Mrs. O’Rourke- 5th Grade Teacher- Breakout EDU Kit, $525
Breakout EDU is an immersive learning games platform.  The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles.  Mrs. O’Rourke is excited to bring this new program to Ironia!

Ms. Daly- 3rd Grade Teacher-  4 HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headsets, $559
Virtual reality headsets allow students to pursue learning experiences independently, and allows the teacher to pinpoint students’ needs and address them with more individualized attention.  This technology will empower students with real-world data, tools, experts and global outreach to actively engage students in problem solving.

Dr. Randazzo and Ms. Polara- All Grades- Multi Sensory Cart, $1, 232
This cart will benefit all students and staff at Ironia by allowing children various ways to take a sensory break when needed, which in turn will help calm their bodies and minds.  Research indicates that self confidence and overall well-being increased after multi sensory items were made available.  Items on the cart include yoga mats, sensory lighting, and weighted blankets.  

Mrs. Rodriguez- All Grades- 3D Printer, $3,600
A 3D printer will allow students to creatively design and make their own prototypes, making things possible that were inconceivable in the past.  Students can create 3D designs on and then bring their ideas to life.  CAD (Computer Aided Design) is an important 21st Century maker skill, helping to build 3D thinking capabilities.

Mrs. Rodriguez- All Grades- New Makerspace Technology, $2,300
Grant will be used towards the purchase of 4 iPads, 2 Dash Robots, 5 Dot Robots, and accessories to support these devices.  These will serve as new additions to the Maker Space, and help create an exemplary learning space to prepare students to excel in a complex interconnected and changing world.  Critical thinking, literacy, engineering design and technology will also be addressed.

Mrs. Feliciano- 4th Grade- Sony Wireless Microphone, Two cafe tables with seating , $512
The addition of these items in the classroom will give students a place where they feel comfortable learning, and they will become avid and reflective thinkers and creators.  The wireless microphones give students options for how they choose to learn through a variety of discussion modes.   The additional seating will provide students with more options for learning, keeping them engaged in the classroom.

Ironia Teacher Grant Program 2017-2018- Total Grants Awarded- $10,379


Previous Years Grant Winners

2016-2017 Grant Winners

2015-2016 Grant Winners

2014-2015 Grant Winners

2013-2014 Grant Winners

2012-2013 Grant Winners

2010-2011 Grant Winners

2009-2010 Grant Winners

2008-2009 Grant Winners

2007-2008 Grant Winners

2006-2007 Grant Winners

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