Posts tagged Whitson Elementary
PBL Teacher Training Institute – $7,500

Curricular Area: Across Subjects
Grant Focus: Professional Development
Schools: Whitson Elementary, W&P Stevenson Intermediate, Henkle Middle School, Columbia High School
Items Purchased: Teacher training for Project Based Learning

This grant sends three teams of five teachers consisting of staff members from each of the four schools to a foundational workshop for Project Based Learning.

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Inventing with LittleBits – $2,152

Curricular Area: STEM
Grant Focus: Equipment
Schools: Whitson Elementary School, Wally & Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School, Henkle Middle School
Items Purchased: Workshop Sets of littleBits

Using littleBits, students prototype and build endless engineered inventions, exercising their logical and critical thinking skills while learning about electronics.

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Whitson eReaders - $4,182

Curricular Area: English Language Arts
Grant Focus: Technology
Schools: Whitson Elementary
Items Purchased:  12 Kindle Paperwhites, 12 Kindle Fires, eBook Library

This grant supported a pilot into using eReaders to "encourage voracious consumption of high-quality books" by Whitson students, as well as supporting struggling readers and English language learners with "immersive reading" experiences.

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