Innovative teaching grants presented to Midland teachers

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MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar)- The Midland Education Foundation awarded 25 innovative teaching grants totaling $82,555.64.

They are called “Grants for Great Ideas”. 

“By targeting MISD classrooms, these grants are sparking new understanding to help inspire students in new and innovative ways,” said Anita Gamertsfelder, Director. “Using materials to present information that reaches different learning styles helps students grasp important concepts and enhances learning.” 

Ben Milam Elementary, Bowie Fine Arts Academy, MISD Family Support Center, General Franks Elementary, Goddard Junior High, Jane Long Elementary, Lee Freshman High School, Lee High School, Midland High School, Midland Freshman High School, Parker Elementary, San Jacinto Junior High, Scharbauer Elementary and South Elementary all received innovative teaching grants. 

The Foundation also awarded scholarships for higher education to MISD teachers, staff and MISD graduates studying to become teachers.

The “Grants for Great Minds” scholarships allow more MISD teachers to pursue master-level work and attract former students to come home to begin their careers after college. 

The Midland ISD Education Foundation holds two fundraisers each year: a golf tournament and the Basin Book Festival to help provide funding for these grants. 

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