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Project goal- Our goal is to equip all of our classrooms with flexible seating options in order to increase achievement in all academic areas primarily reading. A successful project would produce a 20% gain in proficient readers.
Outcome 1- Our 4th and 5th graders Reading FSA scores will increase from 31% proficiency rate to 51% proficiency rate.
Outcome 2- Our learning gains percentages will increase from 44% to 70%.

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School:
Woodlawn Elementary 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Alexandra Owens 
 
All Woodlawn Teachers 
Students Impacted:
375 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
April 18, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $14,990.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

Project goal- Our goal is to equip all of our classrooms with flexible seating options in order to increase achievement in all academic areas primarily reading. A successful project would produce a 20% gain in proficient readers.
Outcome 1- Our 4th and 5th graders Reading FSA scores will increase from 31% proficiency rate to 51% proficiency rate.
Outcome 2- Our learning gains percentages will increase from 44% to 70%.

 

 

What will be done with my students

We are involved in the district initiative "Bring out the Best in our Boys." One critical area is physiological development with the goal to provide daily opportunities to develop fine motor skills. Physical movement and kinesthetic learning are integral part of our routines and are critical to student engagement.  

 

Benefits to my students

Our mission statement here at Woodlawn is,"To establish a respectful learning environment that builds the foundation for students to have a successful future through relationships, relevance, and rigor." As an AVID elementary school we are committed to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. We are a Title I school with many needs, and we are passionate about meeting them. We know that movement is imperative to the kind of learning gains that we are striving to achieve.

"Just how important is movement to learning? The vestibular (inner ear) and cerebellar (motor activity) system is the first sensory system to mature. In this system, the inner ear's semicircular canals and the vestibular nuclei are an information-gathering and feedback source for movements. Impulses travel through nerve tracts back and forth from the cerebellum to the rest of the brain, including the visual system and the sensory cortex. The vestibular nuclei are closely modulated by the cerebellum and also activate the reticular activating system, near the top of the brain stem. This area is critical to our attentional system, because it regulates incoming sensory data. This interaction helps us keep our balance, turn thoughts into actions, and coordinate movements. As noted in Chapter 2, Lyelle Palmer of Winona State University has documented significant gains in attention and reading from these stimulating activities (Palmer, 2003)."

We are involved in the district initiative "Bring out the Best in our Boys." One critical area is physiological development with the goal to provide daily opportunities to develop fine motor skills. Physical movement and kinesthetic learning are integral part of our routines and are critical to student engagement.



 

 

Describe the Students

Woodlawn has 375 students. We have made gains over the last year, and we want to significantly increase those gains.
ELA proficiency- from 25% to 31%
Math proficiency- from 32% 43%
Science proficiency- 37%

Learning Gains
ELA- 44%
Math- 56%
 

 

Budget Narrative

This will allow for every classroom to have multiple seating options to choose from. The research shows that this can benefit students academically, physically and emotionally.

"Just how important is movement to learning? The vestibular (inner ear) and cerebellar (motor activity) system is the first sensory system to mature. In this system, the inner ear's semicircular canals and the vestibular nuclei are an information-gathering and feedback source for movements. Impulses travel through nerve tracts back and forth from the cerebellum to the rest of the brain, including the visual system and the sensory cortex. The vestibular nuclei are closely modulated by the cerebellum and also activate the reticular activating system, near the top of the brain stem. This area is critical to our attentional system, because it regulates incoming sensory data. This interaction helps us keep our balance, turn thoughts into actions, and coordinate movements. As noted in Chapter 2, Lyelle Palmer of Winona State University has documented significant gains in attention and reading from these stimulating activities (Palmer, 2003)." 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 7 sets of 26 flexible seating options $11,893.00
2 175 resistant loops $919.00
3 Shipping $2,178.00
  Total: $14,990.00

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Only $14,990.00 Needed

 

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