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Classroom Grants: Find It & Fund It, Collier

 

Individuals, organizations and businesses have an exciting opportunity to invest in the great ideas of our local teachers. They are creating amazing learning experiences for their students that have impact for years to come.

 

To see what needs your support, simply click on a grant request below to view the details and fund that opportunity!

 

If you would like to make a general contribution, please contact Jason Kurek at JKurek@ChampionsForLearning.org or 239-643-4755.

 

 

 

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School Subject Project Amount Date Deadline
Highlands Elementary Other Flexible Seating $736.00 7/01/19
Golden Gate High Stem Forensic Science DNA $795.00 7/01/19
Poinciana Elementary Science Growing a Garden for All!
funded grant
FUNDED
7/01/19
Golden Gate High Stem Forensic Science Spectrophotometer $1,597.95 7/01/19
Laurel Oak Elementary Language Arts Rooted in Reading! $636.22 7/01/19
Village Oaks Elementary Health/P.E. BRAINball PE & Me! $749.99 7/04/19
Golden Terrace Elementary Primary Language Arts One Less Plastic Bag $198.00 7/05/19
Avalon Elementary Mathematics Morning Math and Reading Activities $534.11 7/06/19
Golden Terrace Elementary Primary Technology Happy Ears = Happy Students $150.00 7/09/19
Veterans Memorial Elementary Language Arts Who Would Win it? A Reading and Writing Battle! $153.13 7/09/19
Vineyards Elementary Technology Technology Rocks $268.99 7/10/19
Vineyards Elementary Science Watch it GROW $155.00 7/10/19
Veterans Memorial Elementary Technology Our Brain is Popping, with BrainPop Jr! $175.00 7/10/19
Veterans Memorial Elementary Character Education Clip into Positive Behavior! $94.48 7/10/19
Pine Ridge Middle Language Arts Flexible Learners become Flexible Leaders $1,783.80 7/10/19 8/12/19
Veterans Memorial Elementary Language Arts 3rd Graders are Charming their way into Reading! $376.00 7/11/19
Veterans Memorial Elementary Language Arts Charming Sunshine State Young Readers! $233.79 7/11/19
Avalon Elementary Stem School STEAM Carnival Night $323.00 7/11/19
Manatee Elementary Technology Give Students a Clear Voice to be Heard $200.00 7/13/19
Eden Park Elementary Stem Imagine and Create with Makerspace $180.16 7/15/19
Eden Park Elementary Stem WeDo LEGO - Together $403.90 7/15/19
Eden Park Elementary Stem iTeaching with 21st Century Technology $384.00 7/15/19
Eden Park Elementary Stem Empowering Students through Entrepreneurship $158.91 7/15/19
Eden Park Elementary Health/P.E. Student Leadership Breakfast Meetings $300.00 7/15/19
Eden Park Elementary Stem Move it, Move it! $68.95 7/15/19
Eden Park Elementary Stem Ingite a Fire with Read Alouds $103.63 7/15/19
Eden Park Elementary Health/P.E. Workout Warrior Equipment Cart $470.00 7/15/19
Vineyards Elementary Technology F.A.S.T. (Focused Accurate Speedy Typists) $398.00 7/15/19 8/01/19
Laurel Oak Elementary Stem Grow minds thru STEAM $455.90 7/16/19
Tommie Barfield Elementary Stem Lights, Green Screen, Action! $662.00 7/16/19
Parkside Elementary Science Lab Coats for STEM $350.00 7/17/19
Parkside Elementary Science The Science of Music $329.97 7/17/19
Lorenzo Walker Technical High School Other My Life's Mandala
funded grant
FUNDED
7/18/19
Golden Terrace Elementary Intermediate Science Science Fair Superstars!! $599.81 7/18/19
Vineyards Elementary Stem I Can't Create a Circuit...YET! $221.55 7/20/19
Vineyards Elementary Language Arts Bragging Rights $375.93 7/20/19
Vineyards Elementary Language Arts I Can't Read...YET! $286.50 7/20/19
Vineyards Elementary Stem I Can't Build a Building...YET! $514.67 7/20/19
Vineyards Elementary Language Arts Original Origami $43.91 7/20/19
Vineyards Elementary Stem Thinking Outside the Box...Makedo $145.35 7/20/19
Lake Park Elementary Special Needs Students Cube Chairs for Comfort $370.00 7/22/19
Tommie Barfield Elementary Character Education Developing Each Student's Genius: Leader in Me $513.89 7/22/19

Flexible Seating

Highlands Elementary

My goal is to enhance my student's learning by providing flexible seating. I want their career here in the classroom to be more enjoyable. I want to give students a choice about their physical classroom space that will teach them higher-order thinking skills. If we are constantly solving their problems for them and making their choices, how can we expect them to solve their own problems and make choices independently.  

Other - 2

posted July 1, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $736 Needed

 
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Forensic Science DNA

Golden Gate High

For my students to take a minute quantity of dna material and have the opportunity to multiply the quanitity of sample material available for analysis. 

Stem - 9-12

posted July 1, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $795 Needed

 
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Growing a Garden for All!

Poinciana Elementary

We want our school's community garden to be accessible to all of our school community, including our students in the ESE department who are wheelchair. We want for the garden to be built on strong foundations, so that our science - garden project can grow, and teachers will be able to use this garden in a variety of different ways. We are in the process of installing new garden beds, and want to also have raised beds for out students with disabilities to use.  

Science - K-5

posted July 1, 2019

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Forensic Science Spectrophotometer

Golden Gate High

To have a spectrophotometer in my classroom that would enable my students to accurately perform many different forensic lab activities such as fiber analysis, hair analysis, glass analysis, and paper analysis.  

Stem - 9-12

posted July 1, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1597.95 Needed

 
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Rooted in Reading!

Laurel Oak Elementary

The goal of “Rooted in Reading” is for the teacher to read purposefully-selected picture books to the students each week that align with grade level standards as well as target specific skills. Students will be actively engaged by listening to and discussing each mentor text throughout the week. Before, during, and after the read-aloud, the teacher will guide meaningful and in-depth conversations through thought provoking discussion questions and hands-on activities. The “Rooted in Reading” picture books will be used as a reading curriculum enhancement to provide students with the opportunity to deepen comprehension, expand vocabulary, integrate additional language skills, and develop a love for reading through creativity!  

Language Arts - 2

posted July 1, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $636.22 Needed

 
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BRAINball PE & Me!

Village Oaks Elementary

The goal(s) of this request is two fold. One, to help continue to merge innovative research based physical fitness activity with brain based academic learning for all students kindergarten through fifth grade and two,this request is also submitted to continue to strive professionally and positively to promote Collier County Public Schools commitment to individually serve each student by creating versatile lessons that mentally, physically and socially develop personal, real world life long learning skill sets.  

Health/P.E. - Pre K - 5

posted July 4, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $749.99 Needed

 
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One Less Plastic Bag

Golden Terrace Elementary Primary

My goal is to provide my students with reusable bags for their nightly homework reading bags instead of using single-use plastic Ziploc bags.  

Language Arts - K

posted July 5, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $198 Needed

 
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Morning Math and Reading Activities

Avalon Elementary

My goal is for my students to have access to math activities they can use independently or with a partner in the mornings while they wait for school to start.  

Mathematics - 3

posted July 6, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $534.11 Needed

 
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Happy Ears = Happy Students

Golden Terrace Elementary Primary

My goal is to provide every student with comfortable headphones for our classroom iPads, computers, and laptops.  

Technology - K

posted July 9, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $150 Needed

 
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Who Would Win it? A Reading and Writing Battle!

Veterans Memorial Elementary

This goal will benefit students in three third grade classrooms. The goal for students is for them to be enthusiastic about their purpose for reading and writing, as they create an opinion paper that will use text-supported evidence to support their opinion as to which animal would win in a battle.  

Language Arts - 3

posted July 9, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $153.13 Needed

 
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Technology Rocks

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is to integrate technology across the 1st grade curriculum and get the kids excited to showcase their work to other students, parents and staff. We would like ipads for our classroom so that the students will be able to see how technology can be used for learning. As teachers, there are so many online resources that inspire children to share what they are learning by videotaping, logging and graphing data, puzzles that they complete and create. We are living in a world where technology is everywhere and we feel that as educators it is so important to teach them young and inspire them to use technology to learn about the world around them.  

Technology - 1

posted July 10, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $268.99 Needed

 
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Watch it GROW

Vineyards Elementary

This gardening project will start at the beginning of the school year and be a permanent ongoing project. The students will learn to plant and care for their community garden.  

Science - 1

posted July 10, 2019

39% Funded

 

 

Only $155 Needed

 
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Our Brain is Popping, with BrainPop Jr!

Veterans Memorial Elementary

The goal for this project is to enhance the learning of students in my 3rd-grade classroom, by giving them access to very short standards-aligned movies, quizzes, games, and activities covering Science, Reading & Writing, Math, Health, Social Studies, and Arts & Technology. 

Technology - 3

posted July 10, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $175 Needed

 
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Clip into Positive Behavior!

Veterans Memorial Elementary

The goal for students is to have them be motivated to display positive classroom behavior while making proper choices.  

Character Education - 3

posted July 10, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $94.48 Needed

 
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Flexible Learners become Flexible Leaders

Pine Ridge Middle

My goal is to transform my classroom to create a unique learning environment that is welcoming, open, innovative, and above all effective. I am looking to purchase multiple seating options in order to optimize the space in my room for cooperative learning, while providing myself and my students the flexibility to rearrange our learning environment to meet the needs of each lesson.
I strive to push my students past their limits on a daily basis with rigorous coursework, ever-evolving methodology and by challenging their preconcieved limitations of what they can achieve. One of the most effective strategies I implement to break down student barriers and keep the classroom fresh and engaging is flexible seating. Flexible seating refers to mobile seating arrangments and equipment versus fixed, as in most traditional classrooms. According to Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, “More recent research also suggests that students tend to prefer more flexible seating arrangements.” The center promotes flexible seating in their college courses, but acknowlege the difficulty in creating a flexible classroom with traditional classroom furniture.
Many schools are encouraging flexible seating, but there is one major barrier: the cost. Schools have heavy permanent desks that make it difficult for teacher and students to rearrange the classroom on a frequent basis. Some schools are taking the leap and dedicating funds to new materials. District 54 in Chicago is one of the areas that is embracing flexible seating. According to the Chicago Tribune, “Research has shown that achievement results increased for students when classroom design was adapted to create more engaging and welcoming learning environments.“
I currently have 12 large wooden tables that can only be arranged in 2 or 3 different ways. It generally takes me around 30 minutes or more to rearrange my classroom. I do not like students to help because the furniture is heavy and I am concerned about student safety. I will be able to attain my goal of optimizing my space for learning if I am able to offer students a variety of seating options.
After surveying over 75 students in seventh grade I have decided on the best seating options to achieve maximum success with my flexible seating vision. I plan on purchasing 2 high-top tables, 4 stools, 10 two person tables on casters, a couch, 2 armchairs.  

Language Arts - 7

posted July 10, 2019 - deadline August 12, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1783.8 Needed

 
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3rd Graders are Charming their way into Reading!

Veterans Memorial Elementary

The goal of this project is to have students be motivated and develop into stronger readers by comprehending what they are reading. This will help them to be better prepared to take the high-stake test at the end of the year titled the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). 

Language Arts - 3

posted July 11, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $376 Needed

 
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Charming Sunshine State Young Readers!

Veterans Memorial Elementary

Third grade is a high-stake testing year in the area of reading. The goal of this project is to use the 2019-2020 Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) books and the charm incentives to help motivate and excite 3rd grade students to read rigorous, advanced levels books, which will help improve their reading comprehension. 

Language Arts - 3

posted July 11, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $233.79 Needed

 
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School STEAM Carnival Night

Avalon Elementary

My goal is to provide our students with innovating and engaging games to play on our school's STEAM Carnival night that will reinforce their math, reading, and science skills.  

Stem - Pre K - 5

posted July 11, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $323 Needed

 
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Give Students a Clear Voice to be Heard

Manatee Elementary

Every student has valuable ideas to share with their classmate’s however many students are afraid to share their thoughts or speak so quietly they cannot be heard by everyone. My goal is to provide each student with a clear voice that will be heard by all members of their class. 

Technology - Pre K - 5

posted July 13, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $200 Needed

 
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Imagine and Create with Makerspace

Eden Park Elementary

The goal is to give the students a safe space to be able to imagine and create. They will be able to draw and make their creations come to life. They can work on several life skills: collaboration, problem solving, questioning, creativity. 

Stem - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $180.16 Needed

 
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WeDo LEGO - Together

Eden Park Elementary

The goal is to get students excited about STEM. Not just any students, but the students at my Title I school, are from non- English speaking homes and are from a low economic home. Allowing them the opportunity to learn to code while being engaged is my goal. To have them 'play' so they are engaged, but apply necessary skills. With the Lego WeDo, the students will learn cover science, math and engineering, while building with Lego's. What better way to prepare them for their future? 

Stem - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $403.9 Needed

 
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iTeaching with 21st Century Technology

Eden Park Elementary

To give the students access to 21st Century learning. AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). 

Stem - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $384 Needed

 
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Empowering Students through Entrepreneurship

Eden Park Elementary

My goal is to continue with Cricut Entrepreneurship Club, named Bobcat Boutique at Eden Park. This club allows the students to create, make and market their products throughout the school and beyond.  

Stem - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $158.91 Needed

 
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Student Leadership Breakfast Meetings

Eden Park Elementary

To empower student leaders who will become self-reliant, take initiative and provide them with the tools to be effective leaders of their school community.  

Health/P.E. - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $300 Needed

 
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Move it, Move it!

Eden Park Elementary

To allow the students to store and move STEAM materials around the class to their rotation. 

Stem - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $68.95 Needed

 
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Ingite a Fire with Read Alouds

Eden Park Elementary

My goal is to inspire the students while I have them in technology class. A simple read aloud will not just help them with literacy, but will provoke a conversation, and begin to have them ask questions and become curious. Then we can take the curiosity and use it in class and to apply our STEAM challenges. 

Stem - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $103.63 Needed

 
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Workout Warrior Equipment Cart

Eden Park Elementary

To obtain an equipment cart to use every day that will help facilitate getting equipment out for the students.
 

Health/P.E. - K-5

posted July 15, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $470 Needed

 
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F.A.S.T. (Focused Accurate Speedy Typists)

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is for each student in grades 3 through 5 at Vineyards Elementary School to be able to 10-finger type without looking at the keys. Repeated practice with a Typing Club keyboard cover will assist students in mastering the keyboard layout through the development of their muscle memory, resulting in F.A.S.T. - focused, accurate, speedy typists! 

Technology - K-5

posted July 15, 2019 - deadline August 1, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $398 Needed

 
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Grow minds thru STEAM

Laurel Oak Elementary

I would love to introduce a STEM program into my classroom that could help my students to grow their critical thinking and teamwork skills. By using creative outlets to solve problems, they will need to come up with innovative solutions to make it work as individuals and as a team.  

Stem - 5

posted July 16, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $455.9 Needed

 
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Lights, Green Screen, Action!

Tommie Barfield Elementary

A green screen studio will bring another level of technology, rigor, interest, and engagement to student learning. It will empower my students to take control of their learning by engaging them in open-ended projects and opportunities to show off their critical thinking and creativity. 'Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand.' 

Stem - 5

posted July 16, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $662 Needed

 
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Lab Coats for STEM

Parkside Elementary

To purchase 24 lab coat for our primary students to wear when they visit our school's STEM Lab. 

Science - K-5

posted July 17, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $350 Needed

 
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The Science of Music

Parkside Elementary

The goal of this grant to teach the science of sound in a fun, hands-on way while at the same time incorporating music and movement into a science lesson. 

Science - Pre K - 5

posted July 17, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $329.97 Needed

 
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My Life's Mandala

Lorenzo Walker Technical High School

A mandala is a story without words. Through symbols and color, it represents the various layers of a person's life. In this introductory activity to my Critical Thinking class, I would like students to embark on a journey towards self-discovery, understanding who they are and embracing the unique qualities that lie beneath the various layers of their day to day life.  

Other - 9

posted July 18, 2019

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Science Fair Superstars!!

Golden Terrace Elementary Intermediate

The 5th grade team's goal is to expand on students' interest in STEAM while gaining an understanding of the scientific process and preparing them to compete in the district and state science fairs in Middle School. 

Science - 5

posted July 18, 2019

14% Funded

 

 

Only $599.81 Needed

 
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I Can't Create a Circuit...YET!

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is to provide materials for students to foster a love and desire to think critically through experimentation and exploration while integrating literature. 

Stem - K-5

posted July 20, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $221.55 Needed

 
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Bragging Rights

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is to motivate students in grades 3-5 to read for pleasure. 

Language Arts - K-5

posted July 20, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $375.93 Needed

 
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I Can't Read...YET!

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is to provide our youngest students with books so that they can foster a love of reading and the library.  

Language Arts - Pre-K

posted July 20, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $286.5 Needed

 
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I Can't Build a Building...YET!

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is to provide materials for students to foster a love and desire to think critically through experimentation and exploration. 

Stem - K-5

posted July 20, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $514.67 Needed

 
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Original Origami

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is to pose a problem to the students and allow them to devise an innovative solution.  

Language Arts - K-5

posted July 20, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $43.91 Needed

 
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Thinking Outside the Box...Makedo

Vineyards Elementary

Our goal is to provide materials for students to foster a love and desire to think critically through experimentation and exploration. 

Stem - K-5

posted July 20, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $145.35 Needed

 
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Cube Chairs for Comfort

Lake Park Elementary

I would like my students to be set up for success during circle time each and every day with appropriate seating. 

Special Needs Students - Pre-K

posted July 22, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $370 Needed

 
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Developing Each Student's Genius: Leader in Me

Tommie Barfield Elementary

We are inspired teachers who aim to inspire leaders one child at a time. Last year, our teachers did a book study on 'The Leader in Me' by Stephen Covey in order to better understand his research based methods for schools. These resources helped us learn how to implement strong character in our school. We are seeking to provide tools for students to find their unique genius. Providing opportunities to let their genius shine, is the aim of this grant.  

Character Education - K-5

posted July 22, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $513.89 Needed

 
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Special Thanks to Our Presenting Partners

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