Teaching Innovation Fund

Past Grants


Teaching Innovation Fund (TIF) Grants, 2018-2023

Total projects: 49 


  • Teaching Abstract Concepts in Biology in Concrete Ways, Andover High
  • Image Making with the Writing Process, Bancroft Elementary
  • Intro to Design Thinking Workshop, Bancroft Elementary
  • Sanborn C.A.R.E.S Mural, Sanborn Elementary
  • Museum Workshops – Integrating the Arts with Reading and Writing, Sanborn Elementary
  • Building Culture Through Photography, Sanborn Elementary
  • Design Thinking and Innovation, West Elementary
  • La Cuisine Française, West Middle
  • Encountering Don Quixote, Wood Hill Middle


  • Modern Home Design Project, All three middle schools
  • Virtual Reality in the Classroom, Bancroft Elementary
  • Making Sense of the Hallway: Sensory Learning, Sanborn Elementary
  • Inclusion through Innovation, Bancroft Elementary
  • LEAP Kits Implementation, District-wide
  • Coding Curriculum Connections, West Elementary
  • Standing Desk Workstations, West Elementary
  • Books for Second Step, High Plain Elementary
  • All-in-One Electrophoresis Units Bring Biotechnology to Life, Andover High
  • Data Loggers for Passive Solar House Design Project, Andover High


Grant numbers were impacted by the pandemic

  • Collaborative Clay Sculpture, Sanborn Elementary
  • Bring Biotechnology to More Students, Andover High
  • A Beloved Book Room, Doherty Middle
  • Ways of Seeing Art, Andover High


  • Musical Mural, South Elementary
  • Change is Simple, Wood Hill Middle
  • Maneuvering Math – Intervention and Support, West Middle
  • Volunteer Bi-lingual Read Aloud Program, South Elementary
  • Cuisinons (Let’s cook!), West Middle
  • Expand DNA Testing with Improved PCR Technology, Andover High


  • Let’s Get Graphic: Why Manga is Essential in Libraries, Wood Hill Middle
  • Building a Classroom Library for the Art Room, Sanborn Elementary
  • Flexible Seating for our Students, High Plain Elementary
  • Y’All Fest Conference for All!, Doherty Middle, West Middle and Wood Hill Middle
  • Project Based Learning, Wood Hill Middle
  • Pinewood Derby Engineering, West Middle
  • Tik Tok Slick, Doherty Middle
  • Three Dimensional Drawing and 3D Printing to Prototype Fast, Effective and Creative Solutions to Problems, Wood Hill Middle
  • Looking From Within: Who We Are as a Community, Wood Hill Middle
  • Change is Simple, Wood Hill Middle
  • Hip-hop Promotes Positivity, Sanborn Elementary
  • Multi-Sensory STEAM Exploration in Early Childhood Classroom, Shawsheen Preschool
  • Virtual Reality Oculus Quest Head Sets, Doherty Middle
  • Elementary Manga Collection, High Plain Elementary
  • Student Utilization of Smart Notebooks as an Organizational Tool, Andover High School


  • K-2 Classroom Chill Zones, South Elementary
  • Preschool Sensory Education Kits, Shawsheen Preschool
  • Share your Story to Enrich our Lives, Sanborn Elementary
  • Connecting the Digital and Physical Worlds through Makey Makeys, Sanborn Elementary
  • Mightier!, Sanborn Elementary


Share your feedback by contacting ace.tifgrant@gmail.com.


ACE will consider grant requests of up to


The 2024 Grant Application will be available in early January.
All applications will be due by
February 29, 2024.

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