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Mrs. Petersen Wins Grant for RTI

Superintendent Ryan Linnig, Lisa Petersen, Navana Ahrends, Jackie Sapienza and Linda Fusinetti

Congratulations to Mrs. Petersen and to all the students in the RTI Program!

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) awards $36,500 in grant money to several public school educators (Pre-K through 12) statewide.  IRTAF is affiliated with the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a lobbying group for retired educators, with a current membership of over 38,500.  On October 8, 2019, Lisa Petersen was awarded his/her IRTAF grant check.  Below, you will find more information on the winner, along with his/her school, the amount of the award, IRTA Area, and a summarized paragraph of the project in the winner’s own words.

Lisa Petersen, Dimmick Consolidated School District #175, LaSalle ($402.00) Area 1

The goal of this grant is to provide students in my RTI classroom with interactive hardware for an iPad that is already in my classroom. Osmo is a piece of hardware that turns the iPad into an interactive learning experience. It comes with manipulative that enhance the learning in math through the use of tangrams and in reading with the use of letter tiles.  Please visit 
www.playosmo.com for a video of children using the hardware.