W-JCC Schools Foundation grant winners

W-JCC Schools Foundation awards 21 innovative learning grants

Grant Title: Ready Bodies, Learning Minds- $2000

Grant Recipients: Kristi McVey, Tracey Dumphy

Grade level - PK-5

A program created to support the developmental, motor, sensory and academic growth of all students

Berkeley MS  

Grant Title: Minecraft in WJCC - $2000

Grant Recipient: Paul Cosby

Grade Level: 6-8

Institute a Minecraft program to increase student engagement. Platform can be used for math teachers to teach geometry, English teachers can use it to reenact scenes from stories and books, science teachers can use it to teach biomes, weather and basic coding. And social studies teachers can have students walk through virtual sites or create them from research.

Jamestown HS 

Grant Title: Blended Algebra Two-$2000

Grant Recipients: Debbie McDowell

Grade Level: 9-12

Grant will fund 5 iPads to use in Algebra 2 classrooms to allow for differentiated lessons and a variety of engaging activities in the classroom.

Grant Title: Probewear Matters- $1998

Grant Recipients: Courtney Gonzalez-Vega, Kristin Cosby

Grade Level: 9-12

Grant will provide tools similar to those used at the college level and in scientific careers. Students will engage in meaningful cooperative learning during lab activities and allow them to operate technology; provide real-time data collection and graphic displays.

Grant Title: Theatre Gets Technical- $2000

Grant Recipient: J. Harvey Stone

Grade Level: 9-12

This grant will add 2 HP Pro Book laptops, Adobe Premiere 14 software and “Green Screen” supplies to make acting and producing digital media part of theater studies.

Grant Title: Las Conexiones -$545

Grant Recipient: Alisa Smith

Grade Level: 9-12

This multi-cultural language program will connect third graders and high schools students. High School students will plan and prepare interactive lessons to expose third graders to Spanish language and culture. Students will demonstrate their language to parents during a culminating lunch at a Mexican Restaurant.

Matoaka Elem  

Grant Titles:  Victories with Versa Tiles -$820 and Mathematics Menagerie-$489

Grant Recipient: Rose Burwell

Grade Level: 4-5 and 3

Versa Tiles provide a challenging puzzle with the purposeful practice of an activity book. It will reinforce skill-specific math activities allowing teachers to differentiate their classrooms.

Mathematics Menagerie will enable purchasing research-based Classroom Learning Center Game Set for each 3rd grade classroom to provide engaging innovative math skills practice and allow the teacher to provide small group direct instruction.

Grant Title: STEM Tub Materials-$500

Grant Recipient: Ashley Campbell

Grade Level: 1

Students will be given a challenging question or picture of a real-world problem to open up discussion for learning. Students will be grouped into teams to use a myriad of items to engineer a solution and then draw conclusions about the activity by addressing the materials they used and how those materials impacted their design.

Grant Title: Las Conexiones - $545

Grant Recipient: Kimberly Holloway ( see Jamestown HS grant above for detail)

Clara Byrd Baker Elem 

Grant Title: Gemini Discrete Video Modeling Program- $1176

Grant Recipient: Diane Howell

Grade Level: 1-5 Speech

Video modeling is the most effective way to teach speech and language. Students who can make vocalizations and mimicking mouth movements are viewing the videos 3 times per day for 15 minutes each time

Rawls Byrd Elem

Grant Title: See It, Picture It, Show It, Know it- $965

Grant Recipients: Helen McClain, Carolyn Miller, Mary McGillvray

Grade Level: K-5

A camera in the hands of a child gives them the opportunity to capture real-life examples, sequences, effects, problems and solutions. Pictures become each child’s own personal learning materials. Provides durable digital cameras for students with special needs.

Grant Title: Let’s Get Coding- $1652

Grant Recipient: Kristy Haight

Grade Level: 4-5

Students will use an iPad app called Macrolab to program a Sphero Ball to move, draw geometric shapes, travel specific time and distance, change colors, light up in specific patterns and Morse code. Learning objectives include problem solving, geometry, computation, percentages, time, measurement, mean, median, mode and calculation of data sets.

Grant Title: Lights, Camera, Read!- $1693

Grant Recipients: Lisa Smith and Kelly LaPointe

Grade Level: K-5

Project pairs a traditional take-home reading program with technology using a portable video studio to create a video collection of books read aloud by WJCC students, staff, parents and community members. Videos will be uploaded to You Tube Library linked to school’s website for off-site access. Videos will be paired with books for students to take home and listen to/read along with the videos.

 

 

 

 

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