HAEF awards 62K in Innovative Teaching Grants

The Harlingen Area Educational Foundation granted 22 requests for Innovative Teaching Grants this year, which totaled $62,568.

HAEF board members and HCISD administrators visited campuses across the district on May 12 to make the announcements.

The Innovative Teaching Grants aim to help enhance learning and innovation for students.

Grant recipients submitted their project ideas and requests in an application earlier this year.

The following Innovative Teaching Grants were awarded this year.

Early Childhood Academy: Groovin’ Garden, $3,920

Crocket, Jefferson, Zavala: Makerspace/STEM Classrooms, $3,600

Dishman Elementary: D-TV, $600

Rodriguez Elementary: STEM in the Gym, $1,100

Means Elementary: FAME News, $848

Long Elementary: Zen Room, $4,500

Milam Elementary: Supra-Aural Headphones and Stylus, $950

Sam Houston Elementary: Learning Through Play, $2,500

Treasure Hills Elementary: Osmo-zing Skills for the 21st Century, $3,600

Treasure Hills Elementary: The Google Model Classroom, $1,800

Coakley Middle School: Life Skills Cart, $1,500

Coakley Middle School: This is Us, $2,000

Gutierrez Middle School: Outdoor Learning Environment, $5,000

Gutierrez Middle School: Water Bottle Rocket Project, $700

Vernon Middle School: Life Skills Mustang Catering, $2,100

Cano Freshman Academy: Teaching in the Metaverse Using Virtual Reality with Podcast Follow Up, $5,100

Cano Freshman Academy: Control Bleeding Training, $500

Harlingen High School: HHS Science Fair, $4,000

Harlingen High School: Making Magical Things in the ILC, $5,000

Harlingen High School South Air Force ROTC: The Art of Navigation for Cadets, $3,300

Boggus Stadium: Sidelines Cart, $4,950

Fire Fighter Academy: Fire Academy Rope Rescue Training Development, $5,000