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My goal is to increase the experience and knowledge of 3rd Grade students in the STEM field and to reach them through engaging methods.

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Jabil-3rd Grade STEM Academy Expansion

School:
Frontier Elementary School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Lindsey Owen 
Students Impacted:
20 
Grade:
Date:
November 6, 2018

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JABIL - $849.76

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 21

Thank you so much for your generosity! My students have LOVED all the items we were able to purchase with this grant. They come to STEM every week excited and begging to try new things. Sometimes they've even thought of ideas through the week and are just waiting to try it out on STEM day. Aome of these are kids are English learners or kids struggling in class. It is so rewarding to see how excited they are to try something new and think outside the box. They have pushed themselves so far it is amazing. These purchases will continue to impact 20 new kids each year as I continue with my 3rd Grade STEM Academy each school year. 

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Original Grant Overview

Goal

My goal is to increase the experience and knowledge of 3rd Grade students in the STEM field and to reach them through engaging methods.  

 

What will be done with my students

My plan is to allow for students to experience different fields within STEM in my academy this school year and in future school years. I was lucky enough to be selected to receive Dash & Dot Robots through the STEM Academy program with Pinellas County Schools. The kids love it but amazingly enough they are already asking if this will be the only thing they work on this year. The students are amazing and they need high engagement to keep their interest. Part of high engagement for them is having a variety of options. If I was awarded this grant I would be able to have my students rotate what they are working on each session in teams. For example, for a couple weeks a team would work with the dash robot, then the next couple weeks they would work on structural engineering, then the next couple weeks they would work with Robotics: Smart Machines, and then finally try out Video Game Coding for another couple weeks. After all the teams have rotated through the "jobs/fields", I want them to apply for what field/job fit them the best in their opinion. I would then review applications and place them in a job/field for the last month of the STEM academy program. This plan would increase their knowledge and experience with various STEM fields and also give them and idea of the real world with applying for a job. 

 

Benefits to my students

Items purchased with this grant would benefit my students by opening up more possibilities by expanding and increasing their experience and knowledge in the STEM field. In the long run this will give them a step up in their continued education and future careers. In the short term this will help my students increase their perseverance and problem solving skills. 

 

Describe the Students

I have 20 students in my 3rd grade academy. (I said 20+ because these are materials I would re-use year after year.) My academy is at a heavily Title I school, meaning the majority of students come from a low socioeconomic background. The students in the academy are of all levels: high and low performers, ESE students, and ELL students. Even with the varying differences in the students they come together and work to the best of their ability to find success in their assigned task.  

 

Budget Narrative

All the Kits are available for purchase on Amazon. The accessories for the Dash robots are available for purchase through The Wonder Workshop. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Code Gamer Kit #1 $149.95
2 Code Gamer Kit #2 $149.95
3 Robotics: Smart Machines $69.95
4 Robotics: Smart Machines $69.95
5 Xylophone for Dash #1 $39.99
6 Xylophone for Dash #2 $39.99
7 Sketch Pack for Dash #1 $129.99
8 Sketch Pack for Dash #2 $129.99
9 Structural Engineering Kit $35.00
10 Structural Engineering Kit $35.00
  Total: $849.76

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