Category - Funded Projects

2015 Funded Project: A Toolbox for Every Classroom (All Elementary Schools)

“A Toolbox for Every Classroom” is a program that will give teachers updated physical tools and strategies to teach their students how to regulate their bodies to remain available for learning throughout the course of their school day. This project enhances every student’s ability to access the curriculum, by helping them maintain an optimal level[…]

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2015 Funded Project: Read and Write for Google (Melican Middle School)

Read and Write for Google allows struggling students to access any curriculum and complete reading, writing, and research assignments as well as take tests independently. This extension appears as a toolbar on any Google document and allows students to have text read aloud. It also includes a comprehensive set of support tools for reading, writing,[…]

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2015 Funded Project: Information at Our Fingertips (Peaslee School)

The library is a place where inquiry and discovery are encouraged. Children’s naturally curious minds are constantly wondering about the world around them. “What is the tallest building in the world?” When looking at a fisherman proudly holding up a fish in a picture book about the ocean, “Is that a piranha?” “How do you[…]

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2015 Funded Project: Let’s Celebrate (Zeh School)

Culturally conscious biographies expose students to the struggles, triumphs, and distinct experiences of diverse cultural icons. The use of these biographies in guided reading groups strengthens students’ intercultural awareness, teaches multiple historical perspectives, and encourages critical thinking. This project will enable students to learn about historical representations of a wide range of cultures, gain an[…]

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2015 Funded Project: Mobile Spaces (Peaslee School)

STEAM learning comes to Peaslee School via Mobile Makerspaces. Students will be able to tinker, build, create, design, invent, solve problems and learn in a self-guided environment using a combination of high-tech and low-tech tools. Funded items include Bee-Bots, Lego WeDo, Little Bits and Osmos.  

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2014 Funded Project: Creating and Applying Augmented Reality in ELA and Library

Granted: Funding to purchase three iPads Summary Description: Students at Melican Middle School  will use iPads and augmented reality technology to create multimedia projects. The project files are embedded in a “trigger image” that allows the multimedia project to be viewed when the image is scanned with a mobile device. Using augmented reality technology provides[…]

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2014 Funded Project: Continued Development of 21st Century Skills: Project Based Learning with Portable iPads

Granted:  Funding to purchase three iPads plus protection plans. Summary Description:  By increasing the number of iPads available to Proctor School students,  staff members will have flexibility in using them for whole class, small group, or individual lessons across all curriculum areas. iPads facilitate the use of Project Based learning activities where students work collaboratively to[…]

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