IRA Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant

This grant, established in memory of Esther Zolt, a life-long elementary classroom teacher, may be given annually for a research study on the classroom implementation of In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards that inspires others to improve teaching and learning in innovative ways. This grant is for US $2,500 (sponsored by Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne.)

Submission deadline: extended until January 15, 2015

IRA Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant Application and Guidelines

For additional information, contact committees@reading.org

Award Recipients

2014
Carolyn H. Strom Carolyn H. Strom
New York University, New York

"Integrated Science Literacy Instruction With In2Books: Investigating Effective Practices With e-Mentoring"
Carly Ann Roberts Carly Ann Roberts
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

"In2Books to Increase Comprehension and Engagement of Informational Text for Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities"
2013
Josephine Marsh
Lettice Pelotte
David Krauter
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

"Inter-grad Digital Discussions: An E-Pal Project Using In2Books"

Elizabeth M. Hughes
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

"Motivating Students to Achieve: The Impact of a Pen Pal Program on Students' Achievement and Motivation"
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