Outstanding ASD Educators Celebrated at TIG Recognition Event
On June 6, 2016, the Allentown School District Foundation (ASDF) hosted the first annual ASDF Teacher Innovation Grant (TIG) Reception. The event honored educators from across the district who implemented original, creative programming into their classroom to inspire students beyond typical in-class activities. This year, 19 grants were awarded to 18 educators.
The reception, held at the ASD Administration Center Board Room, showcased all the hard work the teachers put into making these innovative programs a reality. Eight of the honorees presented their TIG projects that were implemented this year. Ranging from using math and science in the fun process of learning how to fish to authoring and publishing real books to making gift bags for senior citizens, teachers engaged their students in exciting ways while teaching them valuable skills.
During the event, teachers were acknowledged with Certificates of Achievement from the office of Senator Pat Browne in recognition of the important work they have done with hundreds of ASD students. This is the sixth year of the TIG program in Allentown.
ASDF has announced the recruitment campaign for next year. Applications for proposals are online at www.allentownsd.org/asdf. Deadline to submit the grant application is November 11, 2016. Grants up to $1,000 are available.
The TIG Reception was sponsored by Sacred Heart Hospital.