Inspired Learning Grant Award

Inspired Learning Grant (Available During the April Conference)

Apply for the Inspired Learning Grant, a new grant opportunity that has replaced the Innovative Program Grant. This new program is designed to support up to four conference attendees with $500 each to learn, inspire, and teach a new idea gleaned from a keynote or conference sectional. Applications for the Inspired Learning Grant will be made available at the April conference. Stay tuned for details to be announced at the conference. Here is the link to the grant application.

Inspired Learning Grant - Informational Video

Spring 2020 Winners:

Kylee Richter, Bonduel School District

Kylee was inspired by the Wisconsin Author breakout session to build a Bonduel Elementary School Garden. A group in her school community saw a need for food for students over the weekend. This group is called Backpack Blessings. Kylee would like to expand on this idea and have school gardens where students can take fresh produce home as well.

Jill Neville and Jane Miller, Neillsville

Jill and Jane were inspired by Pernille Ripp. They would like to implement book clubs in grades four through eight in order to give students more opportunities to read books of choice. They would also like to work on expanding their library with more diverse texts that accurately represent their population.

2018 Winners:

Lori Ernst, Butternut School District

Regina Quandt, Arcadia School District

Contact Lisa Arneson with any questions -

Below are winners of the previous WTIA Innovative Grant.

Summer 2017 Grant Winner

River Heights School, Menomonie - "Mind Up" curriculum - strategies for learning and living.

2017 Grant Winners

Keshena Primary School - My Learning Box - Books and materials in a box that parents could use at home to support their child's learning.

Arcadia Elementary School - Give Me Five program - Materials are provided for support to parents for five minutes of math and literacy practice at home.

2016 Grant Winners

Mauston School District - Summer reading project with book boxes and bags to reduce summer slide.

Bonduel School District - Parent Involvement in Developing a Growth Mindset. Click here for more information.

2015 Grant Winners

Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau - Summer Reading Program - Book Kits with a parent/family involvement component. Click here to see a short video on their project.

Reedsburg - “Into the Woods with Books” will involve setting up libraries for the summer at their Outdoor Learning Center. Click here for more details.

2014 Grant Winners

Click here to read about Oconto's Adventure Pack grant project.

Click here to read about Tomah's Gardening grant project.

Contact Grant Coordinator: Lisa Arneson, CESA 3, 1300 Industrial Drive, Fennimore, WI 53809,