2013-14 Innovative Educator and Cutting Edge Grant Awards

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Summary:

  • 15 Innovative Educator Grants — $36,574
  • 10 Cutting Edge Grants — $4,309
  • 25 Total Grants, Totaling $40,883
  • Awarding 98 educators
  • Impacting 4,890 students annually at 10 schools and 3 district-wide

Innovative Educator Grants:

BookTubes 2.0
Educator: Karen Babcock
School(s): Ridgeview Elementary School
$ of Grant: $2,933.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Nina Abbott, Caroline McCornack, Erin Richardson, Jolene Baron
Grades: 1–8
# of students impacted: 400
Subject areas: Language Arts, Professional/Technical

iPads will be transformed in mini, mobile, filming and editing studios. Students create short, yet dynamic book promotional videos that include engaging hooks, summaries, and closings.

Chromebooks for Writing Success
Educator: Alyssa Dodds
School(s): Springfield High School
$ of Grant: $2,985.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Ivan Miller, Language Arts & Newspaper, Janet Wells- Language Arts
Grades: 9–12
# of students impacted: 300
Subject areas: Language Arts

Writing develops students into thinkers, researchers, readers, and even teachers 15 Chromebooks will help students access more feedback and direct support to further their writing skills.

Classroom Amplification System
Educator: Joni Wareham
School(s): Maple Elementary School
$ of Grant: 2, 024.98
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Linda Hunt, Kindergarten Teacher, Maple Elementary Karen Coldren, First Grade Teacher, Maple Elementary Carolyn Hoshaw, First Grade Teacher, Maple Elementary
Grades: K–1
# of students impacted: 120
Subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science

Two kindergarten & 2o 1st grade classrooms will be outfitted with amplification systems, through a school match. These systems helping boost teacher’s voice during instructional times and students share their math work.

Contra-Bass Bars
Educator: Amy Danziger
School(s): Riverbend Elementary School
$ of Grant: $945.00
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
# of students impacted: 510
Subject areas: Music

2 contra-bass bars expand music room’s repertoire with to complete the notes in a C major scale.

Family Engineering Night
Educator: Zach Adler
School(s): Briggs Middle School
$ of Grant: $2,362.56
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Bobbi Dano, teacher; Johannah Robinson, teacher; Amy Brooks, teacher; Michelle Olson; teacher
Grades: 6–8
# of students impacted: 30
Subject areas: Math, Professional/Technical, Science, Engineering

A night for families to collaborate and develop an innovative solution in a light hearted, fun atmosphere for problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration between parents, students and students’ siblings.

Increasing Student Engagement in Social Studies
Educator: Mikell Harshbarger
School(s): Briggs Middle School
$ of Grant: $2,936.25
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Jason Ray, Teacher, Briggs. Jeff Congedo, Special Education Teacher, Briggs.
Grades: 8
# of students impacted: 154
Subject areas: Language Arts, Social Science

Two class sets of engaging informational texts on American history of three books in the A History of US series by Joy Hakim: From Colonies to Country, The New Nation, and Liberty for All.

Integrating New Technology for Speech Therapy
Educator: Katie Palermo
School(s): Riverbend Elementary School
$ of Grant: $2,863.88
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Emily Garrett, Speech-Language Pathologist: Mt Vernon ; Krista Kukendall, Speech-Language Pathologist: Hamlin & Springfield High
Grades: K–12
# of students impacted: 200
Subject areas: Special Education

The use of iPads with communication apps improves speech and language therapy for students by helping to collect data, record conversational samples, motivate students and serving as a communication device for some.

iPads to Help Students Learn English
Educator: Bryan Reed
School(s): Riverbend Elementary School
$ of Grant: $2,986.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Andrew Dempsey-Karp, ELD Teacher Page Elementary and Thurston Middle School, Cathy Ramos, Bilingual Assistant, Riverbend Elementary
Grades: K–8
# of students impacted: 221
Subject areas: English Language Development

Using iPads to help English as a Second Language students become proficient in English by providing multi-media, multi-sensory platform is a virtual magnet for student engagement and dynamo for student learning.

Libriaries Unlimited
Educator: Amy Page
School(s): Walterville Elementary School
$ of Grant: $2,752.14
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team:
Grades: K–5
# of students impacted:
Subject areas: Language Arts

Non-fiction and fiction eBooks will be used in classrooms throughout the school from kindergarten to fifth grade to enhance the Common Core Curriculum. Unlimited simultaneous access to these books allows teachers to utilize them with an entire class, small group or individually. eBooks come with notetaking and highlighting tools which allow students to pull main ideas and key details from text both of which are a part of the Common Core State Standards.

Our Stories, Our People
Educator: Michelle Jensen
School(s): District-Wide
$ of Grant: $900.00
Grades: K–12
# of students impacted: 100
Subject areas: Language Arts, Theater/Drama

Oregon Native American storyteller Thomas Doty (aka Doty Coyote) would offer a half-day storytelling session to Native students on a furlough day, and an evening storytelling event to the greater Springfield community at the new Native American Center.

Partnering with Families for Student Success
Educator: Gloria Griffith
School(s): District-Wide
$ of Grant: $2,986.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Zehra Greenleaf – ELD Teacher Maple Elementary Laura Weiss – ELD Specialist/Brattain House, Amanda Green-Chacon – Science Teacher/Springfield High School, Monica Tapia – Centro de Bienvenidos/Brattain House, Gloria Griffith – Family Involvement Coordinator/Brattain House
Grades: K–12
# of students impacted: 300
Subject areas: This grant has the potential to impact ALL students

The Family Involvement Advisory Team (FIAT) will develop a comprehensive program for school-family partnerships.

Project RISE
Educator: Paul Weill
School(s): Gateways High School
$ of Grant: $3,000.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: All teachers at GHS
Grades: 11–13
# of students impacted: 150
Subject areas: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Math, Physical Education, Science, Social Science, Health: Personal Management

Project RISE will be an all-school field trip in May 2014 to the Spencer Butte Challenge Course to develop and enhance educational experiences that result in personal and academic success.

ACT Preparation Course
Educator: Caroline Comerford
School(s): Thurston High School
$ of Grant: $3,000.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: Amy Stranieri, counselor; Lori Stock, counselor; Linda Urness, college & career center administrator
Grades: 11
# of students impacted: 150
Subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science

This grant will provide up to 150 students with copies of The Real ACT for use in an extracurricular preparation course.

The After School String Studio
Educator: Karen Bodeen
School(s): Hamlin Middle School
$ of Grant: $900.00
Grades: 6,7,8
# of students impacted: 53
Subject areas: Music

All students currently involved in orchestra during the school day can take advantage of a 45-minute semi-private lesson after school.

Traveling TAG Learning Show
Educator: Paul Weill
School(s): District-Wide Tag Program
$ of Grant: $3,000.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team: TAG Contacts: Laura Madsen, Centennial, Dorian Buttacavoli, Douglas Gardens, Kristen Noor, Guy Lee, Kristine Campbell, Maple, Sherrill Olson and Tama Rowan, Mt. Vernon, Laurel Ross, Page, Karen Babcock, Ridgeview, Crissy Buck, Riverbend, Staci Hagel Thurston Elementary, Karen Belshaw, Two Rivers/Dos Rios, Amy Page, Walterville, Amy Paschall, Yolanda, Stephanie Lovdokken, TAG Assessment Coordinator
Grades: K–5
# of students impacted: 286
Subject areas: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science, Theater/Drama, TAG Curriculum

A two-week Traveling Talented and Gifted (TAG) curriculum that engages and differentiates for K–5 TAG students for a highly challenging and fun two-week pullout program for our most highly capable students.

Cutting Edge Grants:

Calculators for All
Educator: Zach Adler
School(s): Briggs Middle School
$ of Grant: $450.00
Grades: 8
# of students impacted: 160
Subject areas: Math

Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS calculators for math class.

Class Set of Calculators
Educator: Ryan Herlands
School(s): Thurston High School School
$ of Grant: $450.00
Grades: 9
# of students impacted: 100
Subject areas: Science

30 Texas Instruments® TI-30X IIS Solar Scientific Calculators for a quantitative science class.

Elementary Drum Line
Educator: Martin Weissbarth
School(s): Ridgeview Elementary School
$ of Grant: $500.00
Grades: 4, 5, 6
# of students impacted: 120
Subject areas: Music

1 bass drum, 1 pair marching cymbals, 1 snare drum, 40 mouse pads (for practice) for this elementary school’s drum line.

iPad Apps to Help Students Learn English
Educator: Bryan Reed
School(s): Riverbend Elementary School
$ of Grant: $500.00
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
# of students impacted: 343
Subject areas: English Language Development

Applications motivate and increase language skills.

iPad for Autism
Educator: Catherine Weibe
School(s): Walterville Elementary School
$ of Grant: $499.00
Grades: 2
# of students impacted: 1
Subject areas: All subjects

iPad 2 and applications for one student.

Performance Assemblies
Educator: Karla Alvorado
School: Gateways High School
$ of Grant: $500.00
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team:
Grades: 10,11,12
# of students impacted: 300
Subject areas: Fine Arts, Music, Social Science, Theater/Drama

Lane Arts Council to provide storytelling and jazz .

Poetry/ Songwriting
Educator: Janet Nelson
School(s): Gateways High School
$ of Grant: $438.68
Educators on the Innovative Educator Team:
Grades: 11–12
# of students impacted: 50
Subject areas: Music

New strings for instruments purchased through another grant seven years ago for the poetry and songwriting class: plus two headphones, and two acoustic guitars.

Portland to Go
Educator: Misty Bisby
School(s): Gateways High School
$ of Grant: $225.00
Grades: 10,11,12
# of students impacted: 90
Subject areas: Fine Arts

Students to attend opera at Wildish Theater.

Science Safety Glasses
Educator: Ryan Herlands
School(s): Thurston High School
$ of Grant: $250.00
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
# of students impacted: 500
Subject areas: Science

100 Starlite SM Safety Glasses for class sets for 3 teachers@ $2.19 each

The “Science” Behind CSI!
Educator: Laurie Grote
School(s): Thurston High School
$ of Grant: $496.44
Grades: 10–12
# of students impacted: 62
Subject areas: Science
Kits for testing.

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