The Russ Brielman Teaching Enhancement Grant has been
established in honor of Russ Brielman’s long record of encouragement and
support of classroom teachers through his numerous outreach activities as a
founding member of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers – Public
Information and Education Committee and the Teachers Workshop. The Russ
Brielman Teaching Enhancement Grant shall enhance student (K-12) learning
about earth science, the aggregate mining industry, mined land reclamation,
resource sustainability, or resource stewardship by providing a grant to a
school on behalf of a classroom teacher to support a class activity or
enhanced teaching supplies that is
an outgrowth of the teacher’s experience at the annual
Workshop. The maximum grant is $500.
Any classroom teacher that has attended an Illinois
Association of Aggregate Producers’ Rocks, Minerals & Mining Teachers
Workshop and has not previously received this grant may apply. Only one application per school will be considered
annually; two or more teachers may submit a single application.
The completed application, consisting of the four parts
listed below, shall be submitted electronically to the IAAP.
Application Deadline: June
Merit Review Process
Proposals will be reviewed with consideration to:
1) How will this activity enhance student learning?
2) How will this activity promote earth science, the aggregate mining
industry, mined land reclamation, resource sustainability, or resource
3) How realistic is the budget?
4) How achievable is the activity?
5) How likely is it that the activity or teaching supplies
will be utilized year after year?
Grant recipient(s) will be notified by the end of July.
The grantee shall submit a report on the supported activity
by June 30th of the following year. The report should include pictures, description and
outcomes of the activity and a PowerPoint presentation that could be shown
at the following Teachers Workshop.
Part 1: Teacher and School Information
Year Attended Workshop
Part 2: Teaching Activity
Describe what you taught based on an activity or materials from the IAAP
Teachers Workshop. (500 characters maximum)
How can it be improved? (500 characters maximum)
Part 3: Proposed Activity Using Grant Money (2,500 characters maximum)
Describe the activity and address how this will enhance what
you have done in the past.
Part 4: Budget (500 characters maximum)