In 2016-2017, we were pleased to award funding for the following projects:
Matt Bell – Beats, Rhymes and life – Willard High School Alternative Program
The purpose of this project is to provide a creative outlet for students to demonstrate proficient understanding of class materials. Students will create music then draft lyrics that are influenced by material from other classes as well as from self-reflection.
Robyn Edington & Theresa McGeary – Teaching Emotional Regulation with Zones of Regulation – Hawthorne Elementary School
Using the Zones of Regulation Curriculum, we will teach students to recognize their emotional states, which the Curriculum refers to as Zones. Students will learn to use sensory tools and strategies to regulate their actions according to the Zone that they are in and improve their ability to control their behavior and solve problems.
Rhonda Krause – Learning to Read/Reading to Learn – Hawthorne Elementary School
This project will provide students with the materials necessary to listen to stories and record themselves reading. This will offer my students another way to access and share quality literature, which will help to enhance and enrich their language, reading fluency, and comprehension skills.
Allie McFarland – Enrichment Clubs – CS Porter Middle School
A menu of clubs will be available for CS Porter Middle School eighth graders to choose from during a 45-minute Enrichment Class Period. Self-selected groups will provide support and enhanced engagement during the school day. Clubs include: Logic & Strategies, Authors & Artists, Recreation & Fitness, and Homework Zone.
Kimberly Olson & Aderley Murphy – Cuentame Mas (Tell Me More) – Meadow Hill & Washington Middle School
‘Cuentame Mas’, or ‘Tell Me More’, is a collaborative project for 6th – 8th grade Spanish classes at Meadow Hill and Washington Middle School to dramatically improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish through the TPRS methodology (Total Physical Response Storytelling).
Erin Eastlick-Rohde, Mary Beth Jourdonnais, Pat Lubke, Yer Thao, Melissa Meng – NGSS/Trees and Weather Science Unit – Hawthorne Elementary School
The FOSS Trees and Weather curriculum would be utilized each year as an integrated unit connecting students to the world we live in through engaging in scientific practices, writing, reading, math, and the arts. Students will have the opportunity to investigate through hands-one experiences, helping us to teach to Kindergarten learning standards.
Brett Taylor – WEN’s Gloating Island Sustainable H2O (FISH) Project – Sentinel High School
In this Floating Island Sustainable H2O program, the Watershed Education Network will lead student in monitoring Pattee Creek’s water quality. Students will then cultivate and install a Biohaven Floating Island at the storm water retention pond – thereby giving students the unique opportunity for future biological, physical and chemical monitoring.
Brandy Thrasher – Technology Integration for Hands on Learning in Chemistry & Physics – Washington Middle School
The integration of digital data collection probes into science classes will support various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) learning. By being able to use electronic data probes, students will be able to collect accurate data so they can better engage in an inquiry learning process for both physics and chemistry.