This school year, Robert T. Hill Middle School will feature an Instruments Master Class; students at Maya Angelou High School can explore women’s careers in science through Girls Love Science; and the Mavericks First Lego Robotics Team will launch at Highland Meadows Elementary School. All of these opportunities are possible through Grants for Innovative Teaching, a signature program of the Junior League of Dallas, supported by Texas Instruments and other sponsors.
Educators from across the Dallas Independent School District submitted proposals this past spring outlining original projects addressing reading and literacy enrichment, diversity, special education, STEM or arts and culture enrichment across one or more grade levels. The 62 educators selected for funding were honored at an evening reception Sept. 10.
Julie Bagley, president of the Junior League of Dallas, thanked the sponsors for making the funding possible. “Through their generous donations, we are able to continue providing grants to Dallas ISD teachers and educators, so that they may enhance the knowledge of their students through expertise and creativity,” said Bagley. “It is such a rewarding experience to witness the effect these grants have on each individual classroom each year,” she continued.