The application period for the 2019-2020 school year is closed.
For more information: Email Carrie Stroud, or call 704-220-0714.
Educators with creative ideas for hands-on classroom projects are encouraged to apply for a grant starting on April 1, each year. The deadline to submit an application is in September. 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 $12.2 million to teachers for 11,600 projects benefiting more than 2.3 million students. Below are our 2018/2019 Bright Idea winners.
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|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||Ragin Kenny||$500|
|Weddington Hill Elementary||Where the Wild Things Grow||Kate Highsmith||$1,000|
|White Water Middle||Penguin Dwellings||Laura Thrash||$903|