2019-2020 Endowment Grant Recipients
Megan Balke- Engineering Immersion
Mrs. Balke’s grant will be used to purchase two Lego Mindstorms EV3 Core Sets. Students will utilize higher order thinking skills, the engineering process, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork while combining the fields of science and math through engaging hands-on activities. Students will use coding skills that will put their robots in action to complete specific skills and tasks.
Vicki Hesser- Lego SPIKE Programming
With the purchase of the Lego SPIKE Prime Set students in Mrs. Hesser’s class will learn Scratch programming skills to build and create projects. Students will have the opportunity to physically touch and see the results of their creation while thinking critically, solving complex problems and learning to work together.
Stacy Koesser- Digital Microscope
The 8th grade cellular biology unit gives students the opportunity to use microscopes throughout the semester. Mrs. Koesser will utilize the digital microscope to demonstrate, on the projector screen, the image that students should be able to see through their own microscope. The digital microscope will dramatically increase students’ awareness of what they should be observing and allow students to share their new discoveries with the entire class.
Rachael Terry- Classroom Redesign
With the purchase and installation of whiteboards throughout her classroom, Mrs. Terry will create independent practice opportunities for her students. 6th grade math students will be able to practice problems and work together while Mrs. Terry can do quick checks for understanding.