2011-2012 Capital Grant

“Creation of a Networked Library Learning Commons”

LEAF is proud to announce a $100,000 multi‐year pledge to transform the district’s existing Library Media Centers into Library Learning Commons. This grant will propel the district’s efforts to integrate modern technologies into these critical learning centers and to develop an innovative and flexible learning platform for the benefit of teachers and students.

The investment in new technologies to create Learning Commons in each school will enhance library management systems, provide anytime access to curricular materials, inspire interdisciplinary cooperation, offer authentic learning opportunities, teach ethical and responsible use of information, integrate the Common Core State Standards, improve digital literacy, promote differential learning strategies, expand virtual learning opportunities, raise students’ critical inquiry abilities, and many other benefits. MORE INFORMATION

2011-2012 Mashantucket Pequot
Tribal Nation Growing Grant

“Promethean Boards—Bridging the Gap Between Elementary and Middle School”
Tiffany MacCall, Todd Forster, Constance Syzmonik, Barbara Pantalone, Lisa Tedder
Juliet W. Long School

2011-2012 Teacher Mini-Grants


John and Nancy Cusmano Teacher Mini‐Grant
“Kindles in the Classroom”
Alex Rode
Ledyard Center School

Emprise Corporation Teacher Mini‐Grant
“Technology Transforming Elementary Art”
Holly David
Juliet W. Long School

Paul and Bernadette Kunkemoeller Teacher Mini‐Grant
“Kindles Enhancing Literary Instruction”
Judith Zagaski
Ledyard Center School

Dow Chemical Teacher Mini‐Grant
“iPad for Early Childhood Learning”
Dawn Yonush, Mary Beth Blacker, Anne Sicard, Robin Lipman
Gallup Hill School

LEAF Is An All Volunteer 501(c)3 Organization; All Donations Are Tax-Deductible