Multi-Sensory Environment - Brownell
and Pierce Middle Schools ($6,100)
environments for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders to provide sensory
opportunities to increase student attention, interaction and production. This grant includes a vibro-tactile corner for
Brownell and a specially designed body pillow for Pierce. Both schools will
also get an Apple iTouch to play music to add to the sensory areas.
Backpacks - Barnes Early Childhood Center ($1,598)
developmental lending library of backpacks for educational toys and other items
to address the unique needs of children with disabilities. This home-school connection is vital for our youngest
learners to reach critical benchmarks in early learning.
Independence within LRE - Brownell, Parcells, Pierce Middle Schools and GP North and GP South High
Netbooks for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. These wireless laptops will help these
students with organizational, fine motor, expressive/receptive language and
social skill challenges as well as foster independence.
Cooking & Crafts - GP South Community Campus ($1,000)
A convection oven
for a business named “C3” where special needs students make and sell products
like chocolate dipped pretzels. This
program will give special needs students an understanding of real life math and
business skills as well as vocational experience.
for Instructional Support – Kerby Elementary ($2,669)
Three iPad2s and
three Apple TVs with appropriate accessories for the 5th grade
teachers. By connecting their SmartBoard to the Apple TV and controlling it
with the iPad2, these 3 teachers will be able to teach whole and small group
lessons and use educational applications to pilot for the district.
FAST Phonics and Fluency -
All 9 Elementary Schools ($5,630)
Ten iPads and cases
for the 10 elementary district reading specialists with $25 iTunes cards to buy
the appropriate applications to make learning more interesting for hard to
motivate students. They will use these tablets
to improve student accuracy, comprehension and fluency in reading.
in the Third Grade Classroom – Richard Elementary ($3,500)
iPads with cases and applications for small group and cooperative learning in
the 3rd grade classroom to pilot for other classrooms. Students will become literate technology
users and more engaged learners with the use of these iPads.
Leader in Me – Trombly Elementary ($990)
Stephen Covey program embraces and teaches children personal leadership skills
in a strategic and systematic manner to enhance student growth and promote a
positive school climate. Students
involved in two grade levels will pilot this program at Trombly with the
purchase of “The Leader in Me” teacher manuals, student activity books and web
21st Century Skills through Technology - Trombly Elementary ($3,341)
iPad2s and an Apple T.V. with educational software and accessories for the
Multi-Age classroom at Trombly. This classroom
will be integrating technology into everyday learning through Genius Hour,
Project Based Learning, E-pals and multiple educational applications. The Apple TV will be used for iPad screen
mirroring using the SmartBoard. 21st
century skills will be enhanced through the use of these technological
Workshop with Project Based Learning – Trombly Elementary ($2,800)
iPads and cases to implement “Math Workshop” in a 3rd grade
classroom. This infusion of technology
will allow for greater differentiation in math along with targeted
instruction. This will be an extension
of the current Everyday Math program and will allow for more effective use of
Technology for 21st Learners - Ferry Elementary ($7,273)
iPad2s, cases and recharging cabinet for the 5th grade at
Ferry. The students will be using this technology
across the curriculum to research, present and communicate their learning. The goal is for them to become self-directed
learners via this technology.
School Homework Club – Defer, Ferry, Mason, Poupard and Trombly Elementary ($19,968)
teacher pay for the existing Homework Club program in all five of our Focus
elementary school buildings. Homework Club supports the daily curriculum by
supplying systematic reinforcement of skills covered during the school day by a
trained professional. Students that are
identified as having the greatest need will be personally invited to attend and
there will be a home to school communication component to keep families
informed of progress.
Technology in Science _ Brownell Middle School ($7,873)
PASCO SPARK mobile devices which will be used to measure data in lab group
experiments for middle school science classes.
This will be a piloted science technology program to possibly expand to
the other two middle schools. SPARK
learning system is an all-in-one device that is compatible with the SmartBoard
and computers in the classroom.
Where Everyone Belongs – Parcells Middle School ($4,600)
for two counselors in a middle school orientation and transition program that
welcomes incoming students led by trained 8th grade mentors. WEB is the middle school program fashioned
after the LINK high school program. This
program will encourage positive relationships in and out of the classroom as
well as strengthening the school culture by increasing safety and reducing
incidents of bullying.
Photography Equipment for District Middle School Art Department ($3,360)
Canon EOS Rebel digital cameras with cases, tripods and light kits to be used
in all three middle school art departments.
The equipment will help capture high quality digital photographs of
students’ artwork for their online digital portfolios and submissions to the
Scholastic Art Awards competitions.
Car Team - GP
South High ($3,000)
equipment for a student-run engineering team that cooperatively will design and
build a solar car to be raced in the 2014 Dell-Winston School Solar Car
Challenge. One goal of this team is to
provide an outlet for all young, interested engineers. Each team member will come away with a much
better understanding of mechanics and a greatly refined set of problem solving
and innovative skills.
Enhancement Project - GP North High ($400)
wireless telescope controller, accessories and video display monitor for
outside night sky viewing. Astronomy and
Earth Science students will be able to observe special events in the night sky
making their studies in the classroom more real and relevant.
Rundown Creator and iPads for Producers and
Talent - GP North High ($2,314)
Four iPads and
the Rundown Creator software to help broadcast journalism students create
announcements for the Norsemen News with current time-saving technology. Students will use this equipment to update
the script and instantly share the updates with computer graphics, teleprompter
and producer which in turn will greatly improve work flow.
iPad & Apple TV Pilot – Brownell, Parcells
Middle School and GP South High ($3,300)
minis and four Apple TVs with accessories for middle school teacher pilots as
well as 10 more Apple TVs with connectors for high school pilots. This equipment will allow the teacher to
teach from anywhere in the classroom using wireless features and
SmartBoards. The teaching and the
learning will become more interactive as the iPad can be passed to students to
take control working apps, answering questions and sharing ideas. This enhances the collaborative, creative and
communicative aspects of classroom instruction.
Gearheads -Team 1189 - GP North and GP South High ($3,000)
parts and machinery maintenance for the team building of their 2104 robot. This team will compete in the FIRST Robotics
Competition where the students design, build and debug a robot to compete in
regional and international competitions.
This program gives students additional science, communication and
critical thinking skills outside of the classroom setting.
Math – Defer and Mason Elementray ($3,595)
Online elementary math program for identified struggling learners to
deepen math understanding and skill proficiency. Individualized assessment and personalized
lesson pathways will be monitored by the teacher. Includes online live teacher support for
practice at home.
Equipment – Kerby, Maire, Richard and Trombly Elementary ($6,400)
Special physical education equipment to be used with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD) students at the elementary level. ASD students need sensory stimulation to
improve motor development as well as behavior in the classroom. This equipment will be used to meet those
needs by four elementary trained P.E. teachers.
iPad Applications for LA and Math - Mason Elementary($500)
iPad applications which will specifically focus on building Language Arts and
Math skills for Kindergarteners. These
specific iPad applications will be downloaded on Mason’s previously purchased
iPads to be used in small group instruction.
Use for Small Group Reading Instruction – Defer, Ferry, Kerby, Monteith,
Poupard and Trombly Elementary ($600)
Six Apple TVs to be
used by the elementary reading specialists for whole group instruction. These devices will greatly enhance the utility
of the previously GPFPE purchased iPads for each elementary reading specialists
by connecting them wirelessly to their Smart Boards.
Comprehension Book Club - Richard Elementary ($7,999)
multi-level set of Fountas and Pinnell Comprehension Club book kits to enhance
the district Reader’s Workshop program and the Tattum FAST reading
program. These kits are non-consumable
and will foster comprehension skills in small differentiated groups meeting the
varied needs of students.
for Computer Classes - Brownell Middle School ($6,183)
Three MacBook Pro
laptop computers and an Apple TV to be used in computer classes at
Brownell. With these new laptops,
students will be able to do higher level STEM projects in class and display
their final products on the classroom Smart Board.
School Libraries MULTI-Media Centers –
Brownell, Parcells, and Pierce Middle Schools ($30,000)
iPad minis with insurance, extra battery power and detachable Bluetooth
keyboards turning the middle school libraries into technology centers for each
building. This equipment will allow the
media specialist to host entire classes for research skill lessons as well as
letting other teachers create new opportunities for their students. Submitted by Amanda Pata
Learning Gizmo Library - Parcells Middle School ($1,797)
Full Learning Gizmo Access (licensed software) per grade level with teacher and
student access in the computer lab. This
award winning, research-validated library of science “Gizmos” brings science to
life for students and encourages deeper understanding.
Practice Blogs – Brownell and Parcells Middle School and GP North High ($691)
iPad Air along with an Apple TV that will be used for “practice blog” projects in
the high school orchestra program. These
two teaching tools will be used along with the existing Smart Board to provide
a wealth of musical resources to students as well as act as a recording device
for rehearsals to improve quality of instruction.
Equipment – GP North High ($3,000)
D-SLR camera and photography equipment for the high school journalism
program. This will improve the quality
of photos for North’s award winning newspaper, website and yearbook as well as
give the photojournalism students experience with current technology.
Studies/Freshman Assist – GP North High ($2,500)
leadership training, summer “Step Up” camp for incoming freshmen and various
experiential learning opportunities for both the mentors and the identified
freshmen. This program provides a multi-faceted support system for North’s most
struggling learners. It keeps class sizes small and integrates a mentoring
program using peer role modeling.
for Today’s Journalists – GP South High ($3,000)
Nikon cameras and lenses for the high school journalism program. This will improve the quality of photos for South’s
award winning newspaper, website and yearbook as well as give the
photojournalism students experience with current technology.
Content Subscriptions for Nook
and Covers – GP South High($2,813)
subscriptions to both the New York Times
and The Wall Street Journal for their
existing class-set of Nook tablets as well as protective cases for these
tablets. Students will be able to read
current content digitally that will expose them to critical events happening in
the world while broadening their perspectives.
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