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The goal of this project is to enhance the students' math and science competency through NewsELA, an online source of adaptable, current news articles.

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JABIL - Keeping Up with Current Events in Math and Science

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School:
High Point Elementary School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Allison Stull 
Students Impacted:
22 
Grade:
Date:
November 13, 2016

0% Funded

 

 

Only $700.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

The goal of this project is to enhance the students' math and science competency through NewsELA, an online source of adaptable, current news articles.  

 

What will be done with my students

The students are able to use computers during intervention time, core instruction time, and can earn additional time when work is completed. Students will be able to keep on on current events, especially those in math and science, and answer comprehension questions aligned to Common Core/Florida Standards to ensure that they are really "getting it." So much time is allocated towards teaching the standards and covering material that will be found on state assessments that sometimes, the students lose sight of what is going on in the world and how those connections can be brought back into the classroom.  

 

Benefits to my students

There are many benefits to the NewsELA program. For example, many of our fifth grade students attend chorus once a week, which is during the assigned science time. The students that remain in the classroom can then go onto NewsELA, choose a science/math based text or one that has already been assigned by the teacher, and adapt the article based on his/her reading level. Once the student has read the text, they are asked four comprehension questions. With NewsELA Pro, the test results are then sent to the teacher and are able to be tracked that way, in order to keep the students accountable. NewsELA is also accessible at home, so if a student misses the assignment, he or she can log in at home and complete the work missed.
 

 

Describe the Students

My students are my passion. I am extremely devoted to doing anything and everything I can to help them make learning gains. In addition, the students themselves desperately want to make learning gains and have opportunities to feel success and I truly feel the elements of this text will help them to do it.

My students are part of a Title 1 School. All students at our school suffer from low income and high poverty. 100% of our students receive free lunch. We have a mixture of ESE and low and high performers. A high percentage of our students are also ESOL students.

We follow a tight standards focus calendar as we are considered a transformation school and because of this the resources provided are not always appropriate or culturally relevant to our population. We would be incredibly thankful for this donation and there is no doubt it would be extremely beneficial for these students.  

 

Budget Narrative

NewsELA for the grade level is $2,100. Three teachers from the grade level have split the cost into three grants, therefore not exceeding the $1,000 per grant.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 NewsELA Pro (1/3 of grade level price) $700.00
  Total: $700.00

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Only $700.00 Needed

 

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