Teaching Effective Strategies
This Grant seeks to identify best practice interventions for dealing with students who lack focus. It will pay for an expert to observe these students in the classroom, provide training for teachers, and conduct a parent workshop.
Primary Applicant: Jennifer Parsons
My First Readers
This is an innovative method of teaching reading. This Grant will pay for books and CDs.
School: Center Primary
Applicant: Moriah Macdonald
Teaching Reading Essentials
This Grant will pay for professional development DVDs for teachers.
Primary Applicant: Sara M. Davis
Ffifth grade students will mentor younger (first grade) students in writing. This Grant will pay for bus trips between the Center School and Hopkins, SMART cameras, projectors, and Skype cameras.
School: Center and Hopkins
Primary Applicant: Maribeth Tremblay
Tools of Engagement
This is training from Apple Computer on use of Apple products.
Primary Applicant: Kathy Dooley
Building a Critical Language Program
This Grant supports the Mandarin Chinese program in Hopkinton. This Grant will pay for education for administrators and teachers on China and online courses in Chinese.
Primary Applicant: Mary Colombo
La-La-La, La-La-LaLa Elmwood's World
This is a new technology tool for use in the classroom. This Grant will pay for SMART camera, projector, and carts
Primary Applicant: Thomas Keane
Wellness - A La Carte - On a Cart
Students will observe and practice a modeled activity, and then be able to view their individual effort. This grant will pay for MacBook laptop, projector, and carts.
Primary Applicant: Christine Basil
Read Me a Song, Sing Me a Story
This is an innovative integration between music and other curricula. This Grant will pay for books, CDs, and sheet music.
Primary Applicant: Patricia Diamond
Be Fit with WittFitt
This is innovative in that Pilates-type balls are used in lieu of traditional chairs to improve focus, fitness, thinking, memory, and core muscles of students.
Primary Applicant: Ilene Silver
This is innovative in that it employs a new interactive technology for teaching Biology. The Grant will pay for wands (remotes) and a database of Biology questions.
School: High School
Primary Applicant: Bethany St. George
LiveScribe Smart Pen
This is innovative in that the new technology tool will capture the written words and voice of teacher for upload to Moodle. The Grant will pay for four LiveScribe pens
School: High School
Primary Applicant: Valerie Lechtanski
This Grant will enable using technology for music instruction. The Grant will pay for Macs, SMART board, and software.
Primary Applicant: Craig Hay
Making Math Meaningful
(EMC Mathematics and Science Grant)
This is innovative in that it employs a workshop model for math instruction along with "manipulatives." The Grant will pay for SMART cameras, projectors, software, and math manipulatives kits.
Primary Applicant: Elizabeth Mack
Transforming the Middle School Library
This is innovative in that it is a complete redesign of the library space into a new learning/information dissemination
environment. This Grant will pay for furniture to create the reinvented library space, laptops, a digital camera, and software.
School: Middle School
Primary Applicant: Diane Norby
GIS - Seeing the World in a whole New Way
This is innovative in that students will be able to model the way geographers and scientists study our world. The Grant will pay for Mimio, GIS software, and professional development.
School: Middle School
Primary Applicant: Tom Dowd
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