Educators with creative ideas for hands-on classroom projects are encouraged to fill out and submit an application by the September deadline. Educators may submit multiple grants during one given year. Grants are awarded each year in November for projects in all grade levels and for disciplines, including math, science, language, art, English, and history.
Bright Ideas grants provide funding for innovative, classroom-based projects that would otherwise not be possible. Since 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have worked to enhance education by engaging students in meaningful learning projects that encourage creative approaches. In the past two decades, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have contributed more than $11.5 million to teachers for 11,000 projects benefiting more than 2.2 million students.
|2018/2019 Bright Idea Winners|
|Union Elementary||Coding with Ozobots||Mona Diggs||$1,279|
|Wingate Elementary||Building a Community of Readers||Janna Tolleson||$880|
|Olde Providence Elementary||Let’s Celebrate Diversity||Cheryl Streeter||$1,894|
|Stallings Elementary||3-D Printing in 3(r)D Grade||Amy Erb||$1,426|
|Fairview Elementary||Music & Science: a Duet for Young Learners||Maegan Sloan||$270|
|Fairview Elementary||Parents as Partners||Krystle Herrin||$1,570|
|Piedmont High||Jewelers Inspiring Joy for Tomorrow||Tiffany Medford||$1,694|
|Piedmont High||Living Spaces — Happy Faces||Annette Harris||$1,000|
|Sun Valley||Imagine – Design – Create||Eddie Mull||$300|
|Millbridge Elementary||Monster Truck Technology||Mark Rockwell||$1,926|
|Millbridge Elementary||Macro Learning Opportunity with Microscopes||Angela DeMarco||$1,913|
|North Stanly High School||The Droids You’re Looking For||Jared Speight||$855|
|West Stanly Middle School||Unlocking Critical Thinking Using Lock Boxes||Cynthia Wells||$1,875|
|Jay M. Robinson High||Wild Readers||Crista Lewis||$1,060|
|Patriots STEM Elementary||Pollution Filtration: A Floating Island – PBL||Megan Charlton||$511|
|Patriots STEM Elementary||To Infinity & Beyond||Megan Charlton||$200|
|Patriots STEM Elementary||Your Light Shines for Us||Regin Kenny||$500|
|Weddington Hill Elementary||Where the Wild Things Grow||Kate Highsmith||$1,000|
|White Water Middle||Penguin Dwellings||Laura Thrash||$903|
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For more information contact: Carrie Stroud, Program Coordinator 704-289-3145 Ext. 3273