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Learning and Playing With the ABC’s in Pre-K

Spruce Creek Elementary School

Students will develop their language and literacy skills by being exposed to a rich language filled environment with many opportunities to explore hands on materials that are related to the alphabet. 

Special Needs Students - Pre-K

posted September 2, 2018

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'A Glimmer of Hope for Our Oceans'

Port Orange Elementary School

My goal is to continue to exhibit student artwork in collaborative black light show while exploring Ocean research.  

Art - K-5

posted September 6, 2018

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'A Stitch in Time' Evolutionanary Exploration and Report.

DeLand High School

Students will do a research project on the evolution of a species, concept or invention. They will keep notes on their findings and transpose the notes into pictures, symbols and phrases to represent their research. They will create 24 fabric squares to tell the story of their topic, put them in chronological order and follow steps to turn the project into a crib size quilt or tapestry. 

Special Needs Students - 9-12

posted August 8, 2018 - deadline April 12, 2019

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'Building' Readers With Ground Shaking Ground Breaking Books and Equipment

Champion Elementary School

Students in every grade level have a Stem Week they must understand how technologies are developed via the engineering design process using problem-based lessons in a manner that integrates lessons across multiple subjects. I would like to do a 3 week unit in the media center where students read literature that focuses on building and engineering. After Reading Iggy Peck Architect, Rosie Revere Engineer, and Ada Twist Scientist, students will use materials to build towers and solve engineering problems. Students will use Tower Prototype Pack, EZ shake table and everyday materials like cups clothes pins and popsicle sticks. Students will take pictures of their final product and upload the pictures to a place where all the students can see them. These STEM activities will teach students about structural integrity and the types of shapes that are the strongest.  

Science - K-5

posted September 6, 2018

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'Digi' Know It's All About that Place

Ormond Beach Elementary School

Place value is key to the understanding of all math concepts. It's a foundational skill. 21% of the fourth grade MATH FSA involves Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. It's 'all about that place, 'bout that place, place value!' But how do you touch a concept? My goal is to bring standard MAFS.4.NBT.1.1 (recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to it's right) to life using Digi-Blocks. 

Mathematics - 4

posted September 4, 2018

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'Guess Who' is passing the FSSA this Year!!!

Galaxy Middle School

This year our 8th Grade Students took a baseline test to measure what they need to know to get ready for high school. This test covers everything they have learned so far in middle school. The lowest scoring question on this test was about how to classify organisms. Only 18% of our students were able to show mastery of this skill. Our goal is to re-teach this standard, SC.6.L.15.1, we want to to have students analyze and describe how and why organisms are classified by thier characteristics.  

Science - 8

posted September 6, 2018

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'Hang Loose' and Sing with the Strings

Enterprise Elementary School

For the past few years my students have asked that we learn how to play guitar or ukulele in music class. I teach music at Enterprise Elementary; a Title One PreK-5th grade school. Many students cannot afford to purchase their own guitar or take lessons. Our school district continues to cut our classroom budget putting extreme limits on what we can purchase for the growing number of students in our school. I contacted Musician’s Friend, an excellent online business that provides discounts to schools with free shipping, and no sales tax. By working together with their sales team, I have a plan to make my student’s dreams come true! With assistance from this Futures Teacher’s Grant we can place an ukulele (small guitar-like instrument) in the hands of all students in music classes this school year. Learning to play ukulele is fun and easy and can be a successful experience, easing the worries and stress from every day challenges my students encounter. Students can “Hang Loose” and learn to play, while singing with their new strings on the ukulele.
 

Music - Pre K - 5

posted August 26, 2018

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'Ice Ice Baby......Juice Juice Baby'

Heritage Middle School

Students will plant another continuation of the hay bale garden that we have successfully planted the past 3 years. We plan to add an even larger section of greens, herbs and beets to our already large garden, in hopes of teaching the kids about the heart healthy option of, “juicing.” Both Scott Richey the owner of, “Beetroot Juice Bar. “and Mr. Trevor Cedar, the owner of “Deland Boxing and Fitness “have agreed to volunteer their time to teach the Ag classes about healthy lifestyles. Beetroot Juice Bar will also supply our garden with all their compost that is left over from juicing. Once the fresh greens and beets are harvested, we will juice them in class and let the students experience fresh juicing. Future plans are to have a juice bar or 1 day a month juicing for classes.  

Career & Technical Education - 6-8

posted August 29, 2018

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'Keys'tone to Success

Longstreet Elementary School

1. Increase student participation in music activities through the use of preferred instruments.

2. Increase student ability to perform melodies and accompaniments on a melodic instrument.

3. Increase student participation through the use of small group activities including music keyboards.
Music Standards Big Ideas:
*The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
*Development of skills, techniques, processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.

NGSSS (Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards)
MU.K.S.3.2, MU.2.S.3.2, Perform simple songs and accompaniments (Kindergarten & 2nd Grade)

MU.1.S.3.2 Play 3 to 5 note melodies and/or accompaniments (1st Grade)

MU.3.S.3.2, MU.5.S.3.4 Play melodies and layered ostinato using instruments (3rd Grade & 5th Grade)

MU.4.S.3.3 Perform extended pentatonic melodies at sight (4th Grade) 

Music - K-5

posted August 21, 2018

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'Lions and Tigers and Tambourines.......Oh My!

Sugar Mill Elementary School

Goal:

Our goal is to increase student understanding of musical concepts, improve reading skills and increase academic vocabulary. This musical arts project will complement the Sugar Mill Elementary School Improvement Plan’s Language Arts Literacy as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas of focus.  

Music - 1

posted September 5, 2018

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'Our Heart's are Out Of This World'

DeLand High School

I would like to Improve literacy, increase interest and attendance, identify strengths and future career options goals and improve overall heart health through a program of exploration, self searching, creative creation and exercise. 

Heart Health - 9-12

posted August 8, 2018 - deadline March 22, 2019

66% Funded

 

 

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'Peduncle, Peduncle, Where Art Thou Peduncle'

Heritage Middle School

Agriculture classes will be adding a pineapple section to our garden. The goal is to add 50 potted pineapple plants, with the hopes after a few years, the students will be able to harvest the fruit, then be able to juice that with the beets and greens that we will be growing. Students will learn about the different nutrients needed to grow fruit vs vegetables 

Career & Technical Education - 6-8

posted August 31, 2018

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'Please Use Your Personal Earbud Headphones Today'

DeLand High School

My goal is to provide a personalized pair of earbuds for each Reading student. 

Language Arts - 9-12

posted August 4, 2018

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'The Power You're supplying...is Electrifying.'

Cypress Creek Elementary School

Electricity learning targets are specific to grade 5. Students should be given hands-on, minds-on experiences in both static and current electricity. Students should build complete electrical circuits and then investigate open and closed circuits. Students should know electrical energy flows from the energy source, such as a battery, to the light source, and then returns to the energy source before flowing to the light source again. Students should investigate making a circuit with one wire, one bulb, and one battery. Students will learn that electrical energy may transform to light, sound, and/or mechanical energy through experiences with static and current electricity. Students will understand the basic components of an electronic circuit and how to build different types of circuits to accomplish particular tasks.

SC.5.P.10.1- Describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical, and mechanical.
-Students will investigate and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat (thermal), sound, electrical, chemical, and mechanical (energy of motion). Students will review how light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object (opaque, translucent, transparent) and then is reflected/bounced, bent, or absorbed. Students will review that heat is produced when one object rubs against another (friction). Students will review that sound is produced by vibrations and that pitch depends on how fast or slow an object vibrates. Students will review common materials that conduct heat well or poorly. Students will review that mechanical energy is stored at a position or released in motion.

SC.5.P.10.2- Investigate and explain that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
-Students will identify and describe examples where energy has caused motion and/or created change. Students will explain the relationship between energy, motion, and change.

SC.5.P.10.3- Explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, and sound energy, as well as
the energy of motion.
SC.5.P.10.4- Explain that an electrically-charged object can attract an uncharged object and can either attract or repel another charged object without any contact between the objects.
-Students will investigate and explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, sound, and mechanical energy. Students will investigate static electricity (a buildup of electrical charges on an object).
Students will explain that opposite electrical charges attract (pull towards each other) and like electrical charges repel (push apart) without any contact needed between the objects. Students will explain that an electrically-charged object, whether positively or negatively charged, will
attract an uncharged (neutral) object.

SC.5.P.11.1- Illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop).
SC.5.P.11.2- Classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.
-Students will determine the source of energy for a circuit. Students will investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop) when constructing a simple circuit. Students will distinguish between open and closed circuits. Students will determine which circuit from a visual representation can carry electricity to power an object and which circuit cannot.

SC.5.P.11.2- Classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.
-Students will identify and classify materials that are good conductors (e.g., copper, water, aluminum foil) and insulators/poor conductors (e.g., plastic, rubber, glass, wood) of electricity. 

Stem - 5

posted June 12, 2018

40% Funded

 

 

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'Sale'ing into the World of Business and Marketing ~ Making Dollars and Cents out of Entrepreneurship.

Deltona Middle School

Students in the Deltona Middle School (DMS) STEM Academy will learn about entrepreneurship by creating, marketing, selling, manufacturing, and maintaining the records of their own fundraising business of self-made items.  

Stem - 6-8

posted August 26, 2018

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3D printer brings STEM to ESE Math Classroom

Ormond Beach Middle School

As a Special Education Middle School Math teacher, my goal is to provide students with meaningful, engaging and authentic experiences. My goal is to acquire a 3D printer which will enable me to bring the engineering design experience into my classroom. This will allow my students to have hands on experience with the new cutting edge technology that is a growing part of their daily lives. Through this process I hope to empower them in the STEM fields and empower them to continue to discover and explore their interests. 

Mathematics - 6-8

posted July 30, 2018

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A Heart Healthy Life is Awesomely Delicious! – INTER-CONNECTED with Ms. Springer (Tomoka Elementary School) and Miss Hartman (Tomoka Elementary School)

Tomoka Elementary School

A Heart Healthy Life is Awesomely Delicious! – INTER-CONNECTED with Ms. Springer (Tomoka Elementary School) and Miss Hartman (Tomoka Elementary School)
Ms. Springer and Miss Hartman’s students’ goals are designed to directly impact 40 kindergarteners, 70 Tomoka Elementary School families, and indirectly impact 470 elementary students regarding the importance of living heart healthy lives through hands-on gardening topics (how to grow Heirloom Tomatoes using organic methods, expose them to tasting different fruits and vegetables, and how to cook heart healthy foods). Our academic goal is for 85% of our 40 Kindergarteners to improve their visual representations of concepts with writing and pictures relating to their informational processing short-term memory skills. These skills are viable as most kindergarteners do not read or write well.
Throughout lessons, students complete “Daily Feedback Sheets” (worth 6 points). Students write 3 informational facts learned from lessons (worth 3 points) and draw 3 informational drawings (3 points) that directly connected to the lesson objectives. These “Daily Feedback Sheets” help us teachers gather information about what our students are learning and recalling from previous lessons. 

Heart Health - K

posted July 19, 2018

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A Heart Healthy Life is Awesomely Delicious! – INTER-CONNECTED with Ms. Springer (Tomoka Elementary School) and Miss Hartman (Tomoka Elementary School)

Tomoka Elementary School

A Heart Healthy Life is Awesomely Delicious! – INTER-CONNECTED with Ms. Springer (Tomoka Elementary School) and Miss Hartman (Tomoka Elementary School)
Ms. Springer and Miss Hartman’s students’ goals are designed to directly impact 40 kindergarteners, 70 Tomoka Elementary School families, and indirectly impact 470 elementary students regarding the importance of living heart healthy lives through hands-on gardening topics (how to grow Heirloom Tomatoes using organic methods, expose them to tasting different fruits and vegetables, and how to cook heart healthy foods). Our academic goal is for 85% of our 40 Kindergarteners to improve their visual representations of concepts with writing and pictures relating to their informational processing short-term memory skills. These skills are viable as most kindergartners do not read or write well.
Throughout lessons, students complete “Daily Feedback Sheets” (worth 6 points). Students write 3 informational facts learned from lessons (worth 3 points) and draw 3 informational drawings (3 points) that directly connected to the lesson objectives. These “Daily Feedback Sheets” help us teachers gather information about what our students are learning and recalling from previous lessons. 

Heart Health - K

posted July 19, 2018

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A Musical at OBMS

Ormond Beach Middle School

The goal of this project is to engage students from the chorus, dance, and theatre programs at Ormond Beach Middle School in a culminating activity that is both academically enriching and exciting. Through this project, students will synthesize their learning from their coursework and work together to perform a full length musical. This will give students the opportunity to take their knowledge of vocal technique, acting technique, dance, sight reading, improvisation, and stage craft and apply it to an interesting project that involves teamwork and collaboration with peers.  

Music - 6-8

posted September 6, 2018

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ABC's to Professionally Publishing Books!

Tomoka Elementary School

Ms. Springer’s goal is intended to directly affect 20 kindergarteners regarding Foundational Skills Instruction: SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) Beginning Level (master alphabetic strategies, reading predictable text, writing single consonants, consonant digraphs and short vowels, spelling combination of sight words, orally read 77/81 sight words within 2 seconds and orally decode single consonants, consonant digraphs and short vowels, replace beginning, middle, ending sound, and comprehension ). My academic goal is for 85% of my Kindergarteners to complete SIPPS Beginning level by the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year. To accomplish this goal, I review student data for academic gains measured by ABC Foundations and Phonemic Awareness along with SIPPS Master test. To assistance with the achievement of this goal, students need independent small group reinforcements of skills along with teacher small groups.

Throughout weeks 8-9 of the school year, my students will be given a SIPPS placement test. To place into SIPPS, it’s necessity for students to read 20/26 lowercase letters. Academic gains are determined by ABC Foundations and Phonemic Awareness (first 7-8 weeks) afterwards each 10 lessons using SIPPS Mastery tests. The concluding evaluation process will determine if 85% of my students finished SIPPS Beginning Level by the end of 2018-2019 school year.  

Language Arts - K

posted July 19, 2018

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Accelerating Creativity & Free Falling into Adventure - Roller Coasters

Deltona Middle School

With this project, I want to expand our STEM program to include a most engaging challenge...ROLLER COASTERS! Gaining a practical knowledge of the physics behind roller coasters, STEM students in grades 6 - 8 will work together to design, build, and 'sell' their roller coaster to a local theme park.  

Stem - 6-8

posted August 18, 2018

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AHA! Exploring STEM Job Skills

Turie T. Small Elementary School

To provide students with immersive educational experiences that boost essential problem-solving skills, support critical thinking and introduce 21st century concepts.

Help the students of TTSMALL find their AHA! 

Stem - 3

posted July 12, 2018

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An Alarming Idea

Chisholm Elementary School

Our goal is to integrate STEM lessons, while inspiring the next generation of engineers using the Elementary in Education unit 'An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarming Circuits'
 

Science - 5

posted September 6, 2018

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Anatomy Muscles

Pine Ridge High School

The goal of this material will be to provide the students with a relevant hands-on exposure to the human muscular system. It is intended to take them beyond the limited information provided by the textbook and 2-dimensional presentation of illustrations currently available. The material in intended to meet the requirements of standard SC.912.L.14.20 

Science - 9-12

posted September 5, 2018

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Around the World in 80 Days

DeBary Elementary School

My goal for this project is to take my students on a cultural journey around the world using music as the center of their study. 

Music - K-5

posted September 4, 2018

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“Making” Books Come Alive: Encouraging Literacy through Book of the Month Make-It-Take-It Events

Southwestern Middle School

The Media Center is the hub of literacy at Southwestern Middle School. Our goal is to make the space come alive for students with exciting and engaging literacy activities and use those activities to support other literacy initiatives on our campus. As a result, we are creating a “Book of the Month” Make-It-Take-It event to be held once a month in the media center during all grade-level lunches. One book will be featured each month and will alternate between supporting our Sunshine State Young Readers “Battle of the Books” club and our school-wide Sweet Sixteen book tournament. Throughout the month, the Media Center will feature the chosen title and host an event during student lunches where the participants will create a literacy-related make-it-take-it project connected to that book. Through these monthly activities, the Media Center will be able to increase enthusiasm and awareness for other school literacy projects and help our students discover a love for reading. 

Language Arts - 6-8

posted September 7, 2018

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Bachata, Merengue, Salsa – Inspirational Hispanics

Deltona High School

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.” Cesar Chavez

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15. Like Women’s History Month or Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month is intended to acknowledge and celebrate contributions of a group that has often been underrepresented in history books. The creation of this project is a perfect fit with the Teengagement unit titled Borders.

The Bachata, Merengue, Salsa Futures Foundation 2018-19 Mini-Grant project has four primary goals:
• Help reluctant high school readers increase their research, reading comprehension, and writing skills
• Allow students to learn life lessons by reading biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs of accomplished Hispanic and Latino Americans. 
• Increase pride and preserve Hispanic cultural diversity to strengthen the school community
• Motivate and excite students about writing by providing an “authentic” writing opportunity and “real” audience

I will have approximately 100 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in my Intensive Reading Class. These students are at risk of not graduating because they have not passed the 10th grade Florida State Assessment (FSA) Exam in Reading. The demographics of the City of Deltona are changing with the Hispanic population rapidly increasing. The 2010 U.S. Census data indicated that 30.2% of the city’s population were Hispanic or Latino. Deltona High School reflects this trend with a population that is 41% Hispanic.* Ninety percent of my Intensive Reading students are of Hispanic origin.

The Education World article titled Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! states, “Clearly, teaching about the contributions of Latinos can only help to build the self-esteem and the pride of those who identify themselves as Mexican-American or Cuban-American or Puerto Rican-American or . . . . But, even more importantly, it is essential that all students learn to understand the ethnic diversity that is our country, according to Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (Banks and Banks, 1992). Integrating the cultures in the social studies classroom helps develop 'ethnic literacy' in all students. Developing ethnic literacy fosters pride in one's own culture and a respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of others.”

In other words, Hispanic and Latino students are NOT seeing themselves reflected in literature. This Futures Foundation 2018-19 Bachata, Merengue, Salsa Mini-Grant will focus on literacy and motivate students to read and write poems and stories about Hispanic/Latino identity and increase appreciation for the culture.

* https://www.usnews.com/education/best-highschools/florida/districts/volusia/deltona-high-school-5635

 

Language Arts - 12

posted July 23, 2018

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Beautification Project

Heritage Middle School

The goal of this project is to respond to student voice by focusing on an area of improvement for the school in which all students, including at-risk students and those with high discipline referrals can participate, thereby increasing their investment in the climate of respect at HMS, taking ownership of and pride in their campus. 

Other - 6-8

posted September 7, 2018

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Beyond Reading Buddies: Pre K and Fifth graders learning and growing together

Pathways Elementary School

Goal: Given age appropriate materials and an environment that supports relationship building, the children will develop early readiness skills, as well as develop friendships with their Fifth grade buddies through weekly buddy sessions. The fifth grade reading buddies will develop leadership skills by mentoring their younger buddies.
 

Language Arts - Pre K - 5

posted September 3, 2018

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Big Fat Notebook as a Resource is a Big Fat Deal!

University High School

Our goal is to help our Intensive Reading students achieve success by providing support for their literacy needs. 

Language Arts - 9

posted July 26, 2018

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Biomechanical Engineering: Designing and Testing Animal Prosthetics

Galaxy Middle School

I want to encourage each one of my students to consider a career in engineering. However, we generally do not have time to devote to this with all of the state standards that need to be fit into the year. At Galaxy, we have found a way to add in time for developing an interest in activities that point towards careers that will be available to our students. As a 6-week lab, I wish to introduce my students to biomedical/biomechanical engineering. Through this unit, my students will use the engineering design process to brainstorm, design, test, and redesign a variety of prosthetic devices for animals. It is my goal to inspire an interest in this engineering field that will carry them into high school and on into college.
Florida State Standards:
CTE-TECED.68.AGBIO.01: Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to select and use medical technologies.
CTE-TECED.68.AGBIO.02 : Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to select and use agricultural and related biotechnologies.
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.02 : Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills associated with the design of engineering systems (e.g. mechanical, fluid, electrical systems).
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.03 : Demonstrate understanding and use of measurement tools and systems.
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.04 : Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering process.
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.07 : Successfully work as a member of a team.
 

Stem - 6-8

posted August 26, 2018

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Blasting Up to Higher Learning!

Silver Sands Middle School

To develop skills in communication, teamwork, processing information, planning and problem solving for all students.It will enhance student comprehension and participation in the technology program. Increasing student achievement and sense of worthiness and pride. Learning history and revolution of space travel. 

Career & Technical Education - 6-8

posted August 8, 2018

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Blending Literacy & History: Analyzing and Creating Graphic Interpretations of the Development of the United States Constitution

DeLand Middle School

To have students engage in the reading of high-level text and analyze graphic interpretations of the development of The United States Constitution to increase engagement, relevance, and connection with primary historic resources. Students will be able to analyze the how America experimented with creating a weak form of government, and how a new constitution strengthened the government, but weakened its power (Organizing Principle #5). Students will be able to explain an author’s format, audience, and purpose in developing a graphic novel, and how those choices affect the reader and understanding of history.

 

History - 8

posted August 30, 2018

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Bon Appetit! Heart Healthy Cooking With Kids

Sugar Mill Elementary School

In an effort to reduce childhood obesity and heart disease Sugar Mill Elementary will provide two Heart Healthy Cooking Classes for Kids. Giving elementary school age children the tools to make healthy foods. A Heart Healthy Curriculum based on the American Heart Association Heart Healthy Kids Curriculum, and USDA Serving up My Plate, will be the basis of activities and heart healthy recipes provided through our two 6 week Bon- Appetit! Heart Healthy Cooking with Kids After-School Class. One class will be offered in the Fall semester and one class will be offered in the Spring semester. When available foods will be utilized from our Edible Gardens program at our school that our student have planted, grown and harvested.
Goals of the Program:
• to provide opportunities for children to increase their heart healthy food preparation skills
• to teach children heart healthy nutrition practices in a fun manner
• to provide opportunities for children to learn about foods from different cultures • to improve social support networks for the children
These goal ties into our school improvement goal of improving science and math scores.


 

Heart Health - K-5

posted July 31, 2018

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Book, Books, and more Books

Ortona Elementary School

My goal is to provide my 5th grade students with a wider variety of independent reading books to choose from in our classroom library. These books would be of different levels, different genres and interests. I would also like to provide my students with more engaging chapter books to read during our small guided reading groups. While all 5th grade ELA standards will be covered by increasing our classroom library, I have decided to focus on: LAFS.5.RL.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. 

Language Arts - 5

posted September 6, 2018

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Bountiful Books

Westside Elementary School

My students need multicultural books with characters who represent all children. My goal is to help students become better readers who read for enjoyment and to learn. My other goal is increase participation in Reading Counts. I want students to become successful readers. Literacy is the foundation of all successful learning.  

Language Arts - Pre K - 5

posted August 12, 2018

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Brain Manipulatives

Pine Ridge High School

Being able to understand the brain will allow the students to better understand cognition and other areas related to psychology. My goal is to enhance their ability to understand the brain, improving their A.P and regular test scores. 

Social Studies - 9-12

posted September 4, 2018

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Breaking Through the Barriers with STEM

Riverview Learning Center

Riverview Learning Center (RLC) is a secondary alternative education program. It is our mission to build student achievement and preparedness so that the student may successfully return to general education. Students participate in a competency-based, student driven, education program that incorporates behavior supports. It is our goal to include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects in our program to improve student engagement and collaboration.

Sunyoung, Capraro, & Capraro, (2015) investigated the affect and impact of STEM project-based learning (PBL) to high, middle and low achievers. According to Sunyoung, Capraro, & Capraro, (2015), the study found that low achievement students responded significantly well to STEM PBL; however, low socio-economic status (SES) and low achievement student performances received negative scores (1108). The study did not provide reason; but suggested that educators should look to possible barriers to the collaborative process (Sunyoung, Capraro, & Capraro, 2015).

According to Bellibas, (2016), educational researchers have found barriers such as poor early childhood education, or “parenting and household issues” to have a harmful affect on low SES students (p 692). However, research has also shown that teachers can effectively influence low SES students to reach positive achievements (Bellibas, 2016). Educators may not have any control over the households of their students, but they can control the effectiveness of their teaching and learning environment. Therefore, it is our intention to break through the barriers that have held back our low SES and low achievement students from missing out on the advantages that STEM projects have to offer- not just for the successes that they will acquire upon their return to general education, but for the opportunities that will be opened to them in the future.

References:
Bellibas, M. S. (2016, April). Who are the most disadvantaged? Factors associated with the achievement of students with low socio-economic backgrounds. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 16(2), 691-710.
Sunyoung, H., Capraro, R., & Capraro, M. M. (2014, 2015). How science, technology, engineeringm and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) affects high, middle, and low achievers differently: The impact of student factors on achievement. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 13(), 1089-1113.
 

Stem - 9-12

posted September 5, 2018

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Bringing Literacy to Life Through Book Lunch Bunch

DeLand Middle School

Our goal is that students will be able to engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions pertaining to personalized book selections (LAFS.6.SL.11, LAFS.7.SL.11, LAFS.8.SL.11).

Students will, with support from peers and mentors, develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, or trying new approaches (LAFS.6.W.2.5, LAFS.7.W.2.5, LAFS.8.W.2.5).

Students will utilize textual evidence to support analysis, determine a theme or central idea, and describe how a story's plot unfolds and how characters respond to change (LAFS.6-8.RL.1.1, LAFS.6-8.RL.1.2, LAFS.6-8.RL.1.3).  

Language Arts - 6-8

posted August 31, 2018

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Buccaneer Bones

Mainland High School

The goal of this study is to increase student content knowledge of the musculoskeletal system in reference to Human Anatomy and Physiology. 

Science - 9-12

posted September 6, 2018

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Bucks for RC Bucks

Edgewater Public School

To promote reading and financial responsibility. 

Language Arts - Pre K - 5

posted September 6, 2018

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Build Your Science Fair Board Night

Galaxy Middle School

This year's FSSA data for Galaxy Middle showed that our students struggle the most with the scientific method. On the FSSA test from 2018, in the category of Nature of Science, our students scored a 6.98 out of 11 overall points. We also administered a baseline district test to this year's 8th graders and found that only 38% of our students have mastered the standard, SC.7.N.1.1, this standard requires students to plan and carry out various types scientific investigation and engage in the scientific process from beginning to end. The best way for them to engage in this process is to participate and engage in the schoolwide science fair. Over 70% of Galaxy Middle students are on free or reduced lunch and we are a title 1 school. Our families struggle to buy the necessary materials to build a science fair project.  

Science - 6-8

posted September 6, 2018

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Building a Student Zen Garden

Atlantic High School

To build a Zen Garden in the back of the building 4, Agriscience classroom. Students will be able to learn how to use gardening tools safely while exploring an Agribusiness in the Agricultural sector. This project will create opportunity for planning, management, and design components of agriculture.  

Stem - 9-12

posted September 5, 2018

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Building and Growing Minds!

Enterprise Elementary School

Ensure the mastery of the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards: 4 Years Old to Kindergarten focus area of Scientific Inquiry. We know that children ages 3-5 learn by doing. It is our goal to provide resources that challenge students to engage both gross and fine motor muscles while problem solving to accomplish VI.A.2.a Uses tools and various technologies to support exploration and inquiry; VI.A.3 Uses understanding of casual relationships to act on social and physical environments; VI.C.1.a Discusses what makes objects move the way they do and how movement can be controlled; VI.F.1 Shows interest and understanding of how simple tools and machines assist with solving problems or creating objects and structures; VI.F.1.c Uses appropriate tools and materials with greater flexibility to create or solve problems.  

Stem - Pre-K

posted September 7, 2018

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Building Blocks for Learning

Westside Elementary School

Ensure the mastery of the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards: 4 Years Old to Kindergarten focus area of Scientific Inquiry. We know that children ages 3-5 learn by doing. It is our goal to provide resources that challenge students to engage both gross and fine motor muscles while problem solving to accomplish VI.A.2.a Uses tools and various technologies to support exploration and inquiry; VI.A.3 Uses understanding of casual relationships to act on social and physical environments; VI.C.1.a Discusses what makes objects move the way they do and how movement can be controlled; VI.F.1 Shows interest and understanding of how simple tools and machines assist with solving problems or creating objects and structures; VI.F.1.c Uses appropriate tools and materials with greater flexibility to create or solve problems. 

Stem - Pre-K

posted September 7, 2018

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Building the Choral Library

Pine Ridge High School

Every year, choral directors must select music that provides ample opportunity for artistic and academic growth to best serve their students. As the costs of running a program have risen, however, funding from traditional sources has fallen. The objective of this project is to subsidize the cost of expanding and updating our choral library. The depth and variety of repertoire possible in such a library exposes students to different cultures, languages, and forms of aesthetic expression, thus widening their worldview and perceptions of self. 

Music - 9-12

posted August 7, 2018

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Building Up First Grade STEM Students

Spruce Creek Elementary School

Students will strengthen their STEM skills while using Marble Run and KEVA building sets. They will also increase their social-emotional skills while working together to solve problems.  

Science - 1

posted July 30, 2018

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Butterfly Beautification Legacy Project

McInnis Elementary School

I am requesting funding for supplies to construct and plant a permanent butterfly garden on our McInnis campus. Once in place, the garden will serve many purposes: a site for continual teaching and learning of the Florida Standards, beautification of the school grounds, and a sanctuary for butterflies and other insects. Once the garden is complete, we plan to apply to be a part of Monarch USA in DeLand.
This project is separate from the classroom gardens constructed last year. The purpose of these gardens changes annually according to the needs of the individual teacher and his/her class. This funding request for the butterfly garden differs from the existing garden project
for it will remain intact in one location and be part of the permanent landscape. It is my desire for this project to be 4th Grade's legacy and to be proud of leaving this legacy.
The uploaded picture depicts the site on campus for the butterfly garden. 

Science - 4

posted August 24, 2018

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Calculators for Science!

Mainland High School

To provide students with a class set of calculators to utilize on an every day basis for Chemistry. Students often have a variety of calculators whose functions and abilities vary or don't have calculators at all. In order to optimize class time and provide calculator usage to students who cannot afford them, a class set of calculators that are all programmed the same are needed. 

Science - 9-12

posted August 31, 2018

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CALLING ALL DLE ARTISTS……………………. IT’S BANNER TIME !!!!!

Deltona Lakes Elementary School

The Deltona Lakes School Community goal would love to show their appreciation of art and the school community by creating school curriculum artist banners to enhance their campus. These banners will be deigned and voted upon by the students themselves and every class and every student will have a voice. The school campus is changing to provide our school community with an extra safe learning environment for wellbeing for ALL. To embrace these changes of added fencing and enclosures the goal is to create bright artist banners to reflect on the student’s hard work and perseverance with artistically sound procedures, various mediums and tools in the art room.

Students in Grades Pre-kindergarten, ESE, Kindergarten, First and Second will demonstrate a thorough understanding of visual art concepts and/or procedures to complete 2 lessons that will be exhibited and printed on a banner. Each student will exercise their abilities to realize that their artwork has value. They will have an opportunity through peer voting to become a finalist in 2 contests per grade level. Each student is involved in this art grant as a true schoolwide collaboration art. Our community focuses on promoting helpfulness, inclusiveness and a responsibility for self and others.
 

Art - Pre K - 5

posted September 2, 2018

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CALLING ALL DLE ARTISTS……………………. IT’S BANNER TIME !!!!!

Deltona Lakes Elementary School

The Deltona Lakes School Community goal would love to show their appreciation of art and the school community by creating school curriculum artist banners to enhance their campus. These banners will be deigned and voted upon by the students themselves and every class and every student will have a voice. The school campus is changing to provide our school community with an extra safe learning environment for wellbeing for ALL. To embrace these changes of added fencing and enclosures the goal is to create bright artist banners to reflect on the student’s hard work and perseverance with artistically sound procedures, various mediums and tools in the art room.

Students in 3rd Grade,4th Grade, and 5th Grade will demonstrate a thorough understanding of visual art concepts and/or procedures to complete 2 lessons that will be exhibited and printed on a banner. Each student will exercise their abilities to realize that their artwork has value. They will have an opportunity through peer voting to become a finalist in 2 contests per grade level. Each student is involved in this art grant as a true schoolwide collaboration art. Our community focuses on promoting helpfulness, inclusiveness and a responsibility for self and others.
 

Art - K-5

posted September 2, 2018

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Camp Love To Learn

Citrus Grove Elementary School

A room will be established on campus where intermediate students (priority to those with special needs) can work to empower themselves to meet the everyday academic and social skills challenges in their school day. 

Special Needs Students - K-5

posted June 11, 2018

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Checkmate!

Atlantic High School

To increase critical thinking and math skills through the game of chess. 

Mathematics - 9-12

posted August 30, 2018

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Choose Kind

Spruce Creek Elementary School

My goal is to purchase 50 copies of the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio for the 5th grade students to read as a class novel. The books will be shared among all six fifth grade classes.  

Language Arts - 5

posted September 7, 2018

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Circuts and Coding, Oh My!

South Daytona Elementary School

My goal for this project is to give students hands-on and problem solving experiences through the world of technology. Students will be introduced to the world of basic coding using Ozobots. The snap circuits will give students hands-on and problem solving experiences in the world of electricity.
All of these materials will bring to life the need of order and sequences to be successful with the outcome of the projects. Collaboration and problem solving skills are also a part of the learning process all while discovering coding and circuitry.
My goal is to permanently integrate these materials in my lessons during prior years as well.
 

Stem - Pre K - 5

posted June 12, 2018

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Civil Rights Bus Tour

Mainland High School

Driving Question: How can we as local historians plan a tour of Daytona Beach to honor Civil Rights?

-The goal of this project is to engage the students in active problem solving by answering the driving question as an actual bus tour guide on a bus tour of sites in our local community. Each site holds significance to the Civil Rights Movement, a time period spanning from the Civil War to present day. The students will investigate each of the specific sites and develop a more meaningful learning experience through our project, as students will be gaining knowledge and learning to utilize a real-life experience. Additionally, the students will need to become experts of their site in order to become the site’s guide on the bus tour.

The curriculum standards this project covers:
U.S. History standards:
• (SS.912.A.2.1)* Causes and consequences of the Civil War
• (SS.912.A.2.2)* Assess the influence of significant people or groups on Reconstruction.
• SS.912.A.5.10* Analyze support for and resistance to civil rights for women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other minorities.
• (SS.912.A.6.13)* Analyze significant foreign policy events during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.
• (SS.912.A.5.7) Examine the freedom movements that advocated civil rights for African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and women.
• (SS.912.A.7.5) Compare nonviolent and violent approaches utilized by groups (African Americans, women, Native Americans, Hispanics) to achieve civil rights.
• (SS.912.A.7.6)* Assess key figures and organizations in shaping the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.
• SS.912.A.7.7) Assess the building of coalitions between African Americans, whites, and other groups in achieving integration and equal rights.

English Language Arts standards:
• (LAFS.912.W.1.2) Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
• LAFS.912.W.2.4Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
• LAFS.912.W.2.5Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience
• LAFS.912.W.2.6Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
• LAFS.912.W.3.7Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
• LAFS.912.W.3.8Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
• LAFS.1112.SL.1.1Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively
• LAFS.1112.SL.1.2Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
• LAFS.1112.SL.2.4Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
• LAFS.1112.SL.2.6Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

 

Social Studies - 11

posted September 6, 2018

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Civil Rights Bus Tour- Pamphlets

Mainland High School

Goal/ Driving Question:
-How can we as local historians plan a tour of Daytona Beach to honor Civil Rights?

-The goal of this project is to engage the students in active problem solving by answering the driving question as an actual bus tour guide on a bus tour of sites in our local community. Each site holds significance to the Civil Rights Movement, a time period spanning from the Civil War to present day. The students will investigate each of the specific sites and develop a more meaningful learning experience through our project, as students will be gaining knowledge and learning to utilize a real-life experience. Additionally, the students will need to become experts of their site in order to become the site’s guide on the bus tour.
Standards:
The curriculum standards this project covers:
U.S. History standards:
• (SS.912.A.2.1)* Causes and consequences of the Civil War
• (SS.912.A.2.2)* Assess the influence of significant people or groups on Reconstruction.
• SS.912.A.5.10* Analyze support for and resistance to civil rights for women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other minorities.
• (SS.912.A.6.13)* Analyze significant foreign policy events during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.
• (SS.912.A.5.7) Examine the freedom movements that advocated civil rights for African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and women.
• (SS.912.A.7.5) Compare nonviolent and violent approaches utilized by groups (African Americans, women, Native Americans, Hispanics) to achieve civil rights.
• (SS.912.A.7.6)* Assess key figures and organizations in shaping the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.
• SS.912.A.7.7) Assess the building of coalitions between African Americans, whites, and other groups in achieving integration and equal rights.

English Language Arts standards:
• (LAFS.912.W.1.2) Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
• LAFS.912.W.2.4Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
• LAFS.912.W.2.5Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience
• LAFS.912.W.2.6Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
• LAFS.912.W.3.7Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
• LAFS.912.W.3.8Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
• LAFS.1112.SL.1.1Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively
• LAFS.1112.SL.1.2Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
• LAFS.1112.SL.2.4Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
• LAFS.1112.SL.2.6Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
 

History - 9-12

posted September 6, 2018

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Clash of the Titans: Pairing Fiction Against Non-fiction in Southwestern Middle School Second Annual Sweet Sixteen Book Tournament

Southwestern Middle School

While last year’s First Southwestern March Madness Book Tournament was a big success, like any good NCAA champion, we’re not going to rest on our record. We’re looking for this year’s tournament to be a slam dunk!
Southwestern is a school that runs on sports. Whether football in the fall or basketball in the spring (and every other kind during all the months in between), our kids are sports fanatics. However, Southwestern’s middle school championship basketball league record is inconsistent with their reading scores: Though they made gains, Southwestern Tigers lag behind the county in ELA FSA scores in 2 out of 3 grade levels. Our Tigers also lost ground in 8th grade Science. In an effort to increase academic achievement, we will continue to host a book tournament during March Madness 2019 in order to use our school’s enthusiasm for basketball to ignite a love of literacy and content area knowledge.
Throughout the first semester, sixteen titles will be showcased to compete in the second annual March Madness Book Tournament. Eight fiction titles will feature a variety of diverse characters and genres and will compete against eight high-interest non-fiction titles, ensuring that the final matchup pits fiction against non-fiction. Students who read these high-interest books, a mixture of old favorites and new features, will be able to build a bracket to see which book will become the 2019 Southwestern Book of the Year.
 

Language Arts - 6-8

posted September 7, 2018

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Classroom Library

Spruce Creek Elementary School

I have moved to a new grade level and do not have a classroom library that is age and/or level appropriate for my new grade. My goal is to increase my students’ access to level appropriate books by building a library for my new grade level. I will also provide an array of topics, some tied to our Social Studies standards, non-fiction and fiction as well so that students are sure to find something that interests them. Currently, my students are constantly leaving the room to go to the library, therefore wasting time.  

Language Arts - 3

posted July 17, 2018

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Coding with Bee-Bots

Sweetwater Elementary School

My goal is to introduce coding and programming to students at an early age. Bee-Bots are robots which brings a fun hands-on technology experience to the classroom. It will introduce basic coding concepts to students without the needs of computers.Curriculum Standards that will be incorporated in the lessons with the Bee-bots.
SC.K2.CS-CC.1.3 Collaborate and cooperate with peers, teachers, and others using technology to solve problems.
SC.K2.CS-CS.1.2 Describe how models and simulations can be used to solve real-world issues in science and engineering.
SC.K2.CS-CS.2.2 Solve age-appropriate problems (e.g., puzzles and logical thinking programs) with or without technology (i.e., computational thinking).
SC.K2.CS-CS.2.3 Solve real life issues in science and engineering using computational thinking.
SC.K2.CS-CS.2.4 Define an algorithm as a sequence of defined steps.
SC.2.N.1.6 Explain how scientists alone or in groups are always investigating new ways to solve problems.
SC.2.N.1.2Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools.
SC.2.N.1.3Ask “how do you know?” in appropriate situations and attempt reasonable answers when asked the same question by others.
LAFS.2.RI.1.3 Describe the connections between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
LAFS.2.RI.4.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
 

Stem - 2

posted July 19, 2018

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Color Coding the year with STEM

Tomoka Elementary School

My goal is to bring innovation and creativity into my classroom with STEM. Sphero and Ozobot robots will allow my students to be innovative while incorporating robotics and technology with collaborative STEAM activities. Having these tools at our fingertips will enforce coding and 21st century skills that are necessary to the success of my student's futures while nurturing their imaginations.  

Stem - K

posted August 27, 2018

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Connect, Explore, and eVOLve--Above & Beyond Online Learning!

Volusia Online Learning

To provide hands on (offline) collaborative scientific learning experiences for our full-time online middle school students.  

Science - 6-8

posted September 5, 2018

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Conversations for Comprehension: improving reading through reciprocal teaching

South Daytona Elementary School

To increase learning gains of students who fell in the lowest quartile of fourth grade using the reciprocal teaching strategy with engaging text.  

Language Arts - 4

posted August 20, 2018

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Creating a Brighter Future for All with STEM Programming

Sunrise Elementary School

To provide students with valuable computing coding experiences while giving them a competitive edge in mathematics, science, and engineering. 

Stem - Pre K - 5

posted September 5, 2018

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Creation of Frank

Pine Ridge High School

To mimic a functional and proportional human body by researching internal and external structures of organ systems. 

Career & Technical Education - 9-12

posted September 6, 2018

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Cultivating Social and Emotional Intelligence in Pre-Kindergartners

Spruce Creek Elementary School

Children will learn to self-regulate their emotions in order to effectively communicate and establish relationships with their peers and adults. Children will learn to identify how to understand and express themselves, using a range of emotions, from materials readily available to them through the exploration of their environment. Children will increase their concept of self by taking pride in their own accomplishments.  

Social & Emotional Learning - Pre-K

posted September 6, 2018

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Curiosity Unleashed!

Longstreet Elementary School

The goal of this grant is to begin a STEM club with 5th grade students at Longstreet Elementary who demonstrate a passion for science. Knowing that there are far fewer girls in the science field, girls will be highly encouraged to join, but it will be open to both boys and girls. I also work in a Title I school, so I see the disadvantage that those students have regarding experiences. It's my goal to give experiences to students that will level the playing field. In this club, students will be given the opportunity to take their learning to the next level. They will hone in on their curiosity and dive deeper in the science and math standards covered in the classroom. It's a chance for the students to combine knowledge they've learned with things they now wonder with the help and support of a teacher and volunteers. 

Stem - 5

posted July 6, 2018

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Curious Kindergarten Scientists

Westside Elementary School

My goal is to expand the scientific minds of my kindergarten students.  

Science - K

posted September 4, 2018

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D.R.U.M. - Discipline, Respect, and Unity through Music

DeBary Elementary School

My goal with this project is to improve the social and behavioral skills of my students through teamwork activities centered around music, specifically drumming.  

Music - K-5

posted September 4, 2018

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Dancing Towards Sustainability

DeLand High School

Our project goal is to advocate for renewable energy sources through student voice and artistic expression while working with RAKR contemporary dance, junior STEAM academy students, performing arts students and TV production to documents the artistic process.

DA.912.C.1.1 Research and reflect on historically significant and/or exemplary works of dance as inspiration for creating with artistic intent.
DA.912.C.2.1 Analyze movement from varying perspectives and experiment with a variety of creative solutions to solve technical or choreographic challenges.
DA.912.S.1.1 Synthesize a variety of choreographic principles and structures to create a dance.
DA.912.S.1.2 Generate choreographic ideas through improvisation and physical brainstorming.
DA.912.S.1.4 Create dance studies using dance vocabulary and innovative movement.
DA.912.S.3.7 Move with agility, alone and relative to others, to perform complex dance sequences.
DA.912.S.3.9 Demonstrate mastery of dance technique to perform technical skills in complex patterns with rhythmic acuity, musicality, and clear intent, purpose, expression, and accuracy.
DA.912.O.1.1 Compare dances of different styles, genres, and forms to show understanding of how the different structures and movements give the dance identity.
DA.912.O.1.5 Construct a dance that uses specific choreographic structures to express an idea and show understanding of continuity and framework.
DA.912.O.2.1 Manipulate elements, principles of design, or choreographic devices creatively to make something new, and evaluate the effectiveness of the changes.
DA.912.O.2.2 Observe and research innovative artists and their bodies of work to identify and analyze how they departed from convention.
DA.912.O.2.3 Create or adapt a dance piece for potential installation in a variety of venues or with a different set of performers.
DA.912.O.3.1 Perform dance pieces to express feelings, ideas, cultural identity, music, and other abstract concepts through movements, steps, pantomime, and gestures.
DA.912.O.3.4 Devise and/or use a method of recording or documenting choreography to remember and archive works.
DA.912.O.3.5 Use accurate dance and theatre terminology to communicate effectively with teachers, directors, dancers, and technical crews.
DA.912.H.1.1 Explore and select music from a broad range of cultures to accompany, support, and/or inspire choreography.
DA.912.H.3.1 Compare the creative processes used by a choreographer with those used by other creative individuals, noting the connections in the way they conceive, create, and/or present their work.
DA.912.H.3.4 Improvise or choreograph and share a dance piece that demonstrates and kinesthetically reinforces understanding of a process studied in another content area.
DA.912.F.1.1 Study and/or perform exemplary works by choreographers who use new and emerging technology to stimulate the imagination.
DA.912.F.1.2 Imagine, then describe and/or demonstrate, ways to incorporate new, emerging, or familiar technology in the creation of an innovative dance project or product.
DA.912.F.2.2 Investigate local, regional, state, national, and global resources to support dance-related work and study.
DA.912.F.3.1 Demonstrate leadership and responsibility through designing choreography, planning rehearsals, or directing a dance piece.
DA.912.F.3.9 Choreograph, plan rehearsals, direct, and produce a concert piece; and evaluate the results to demonstrate artistic ability, leadership, and responsibility.
 

Art - 9-12

posted September 6, 2018

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Davinci Club Jr.

George Marks Elementary Schools

The goal of this project is to continue to support DaVinci Club Jr. (which began last year) to encourage reading in an after-school club for literacy and creative book response inspired by and based on Robin Diedrichs’ Davinci Club model (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6-7WDbJTbw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA6vxI36wZg ) The club at George Marks Elementary, however, focuses on second and third graders and is called Davinci Club Jr.
Additionally, our goal is to increase participation in the club by soliciting high school or college volunteers to mentor and help students with their projects.
 

Other - 3

posted September 4, 2018

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Daytona Beach Museum and Planetarium

Heritage Middle School

The goal of attending the Museum of Arts and Sciences/Planetarium, is for students to learn about the hierarchical relationships between planets, stars, and space and how it relates to the solar system, galaxy, and universe. Students will be able to observe firsthand how the solar system was created, how gravity plays a role in the formation of planets, and the overall structure of the universe. 

Science - 6-8

posted September 4, 2018

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Deaf Culture and History Books

Mainland High School

Deaf people exist all around us, but are often go unnoticed in our day to day lives. They look just like everyone else, but use a different language than most. Along with that language comes a deep history, often overlooked in many history classes. My goal is to open my student's eyes to the Deaf world around them and to grow students’ emotional intelligence by having them dive deeper into the history of Deaf America and drawing parallels to the histories of other people groups and their own lives. 

World Languages - 9-12

posted September 4, 2018

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Designing for a Cleaner Future: Using Chemical Engineering to Develop a Usable Bioplastic.

Galaxy Middle School

One of the challenges for the future of our society is managing our limited resources and our waste products. I am developing a 6-week lab that will engage my students in a chemical engineering project centered around bioplastics. I want them to learn the concepts of monomers combining into polymer chains, the properties of different plastics, and how we can achieve these using biological products like corn, agar, and glycerin. This unit is set in a real-world context: throughout the unit, my students will work together to learn about the benefits and challenges plastics pose. Because they do not degrade, plastics build up in our landfills and can be harmful to the environment. Chemical engineers are working to design plastic materials that are derived from natural polymers, like starch in potatoes and corn or agar in algae. These plastics, referred to as bioplastics, have the ability to degrade naturally, but often do not have the same versatile properties as conventional plastics. The engineering challenge of designing degradable plastics will likely continue well into the 21st century. My students will then make plant-based bioplastic materials that mimic the properties of traditional plastics.
Florida State Standards:
CTE-TECED.68.AGBIO.02 : Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to select and use agricultural and related biotechnologies.
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.02 : Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills associated with the design of engineering systems (e.g. mechanical, fluid, electrical systems).
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.03 : Demonstrate understanding and use of measurement tools and systems.
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.04 : Demonstrate an understanding of the engineering process.
CTE-TECED.68.ENGTEC.07 : Successfully work as a member of a team.
 

Stem - 6-8

posted August 26, 2018

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Dickinson's Dissections

Mainland High School

The goal of this study is to increase student content knowledge in the area of Human Anatomy and Physiology.  

Science - 9-12

posted September 6, 2018

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Digging for Diamonds- Rocks and Minerals Review

Palm Terrace Elementary School

To give fifth-grade students the hands-on experience they need to review a fourth-grade Benchmark standard.  

Science - 5

posted August 23, 2018

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School Subject Project Amount Date Deadline
Spruce Creek Elementary School Special Needs Students Learning and Playing With the ABC’s in Pre-K $414.82 9/02/18
Port Orange Elementary School Art "A Glimmer of Hope for Our Oceans"
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
DeLand High School Special Needs Students "A Stitch in Time" Evolutionanary Exploration and Report. $1,000.00 8/08/18 4/12/19
Champion Elementary School Science "Building" Readers With Ground Shaking Ground Breaking Books and Equipment
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
Ormond Beach Elementary School Mathematics "Digi" Know It's All About that Place $932.00 9/04/18
Galaxy Middle School Science "Guess Who" is passing the FSSA this Year!!!
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
Enterprise Elementary School Music "Hang Loose" and Sing with the Strings
funded grant
FUNDED
8/26/18
Heritage Middle School Career & Technical Education "Ice Ice Baby......Juice Juice Baby"
funded grant
FUNDED
8/29/18
Longstreet Elementary School Music "Keys"tone to Success
funded grant
FUNDED
8/21/18
Sugar Mill Elementary School Music "Lions and Tigers and Tambourines.......Oh My! $463.56 9/05/18
DeLand High School Heart Health "Our Heart's are Out Of This World" $342.00 8/08/18 3/22/19
Heritage Middle School Career & Technical Education "Peduncle, Peduncle, Where Art Thou Peduncle" $1,000.00 8/31/18
DeLand High School Language Arts "Please Use Your Personal Earbud Headphones Today" $443.37 8/04/18
Cypress Creek Elementary School Stem "The Power You're supplying...is Electrifying." $599.00 6/12/18
Deltona Middle School Stem 'Sale'ing into the World of Business and Marketing ~ Making Dollars and Cents out of Entrepreneurship.
funded grant
FUNDED
8/26/18
Ormond Beach Middle School Mathematics 3D printer brings STEM to ESE Math Classroom $981.00 7/30/18
Tomoka Elementary School Heart Health A Heart Healthy Life is Awesomely Delicious! – INTER-CONNECTED with Ms. Springer (Tomoka Elementary School) and Miss Hartman (Tomoka Elementary School) $598.00 7/19/18
Tomoka Elementary School Heart Health A Heart Healthy Life is Awesomely Delicious! – INTER-CONNECTED with Ms. Springer (Tomoka Elementary School) and Miss Hartman (Tomoka Elementary School) $825.00 7/19/18
Ormond Beach Middle School Music A Musical at OBMS
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
Tomoka Elementary School Language Arts ABC's to Professionally Publishing Books! $950.00 7/19/18
Deltona Middle School Stem Accelerating Creativity & Free Falling into Adventure - Roller Coasters
funded grant
FUNDED
8/18/18
Turie T. Small Elementary School Stem AHA! Exploring STEM Job Skills $502.00 7/12/18
Chisholm Elementary School Science An Alarming Idea
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
Pine Ridge High School Science Anatomy Muscles
funded grant
FUNDED
9/05/18
DeBary Elementary School Music Around the World in 80 Days $485.10 9/04/18
Southwestern Middle School Language Arts “Making” Books Come Alive: Encouraging Literacy through Book of the Month Make-It-Take-It Events
funded grant
FUNDED
9/07/18
Deltona High School Language Arts Bachata, Merengue, Salsa – Inspirational Hispanics $374.00 7/23/18
Heritage Middle School Other Beautification Project
funded grant
FUNDED
9/07/18
Pathways Elementary School Language Arts Beyond Reading Buddies: Pre K and Fifth graders learning and growing together
funded grant
FUNDED
9/03/18
University High School Language Arts Big Fat Notebook as a Resource is a Big Fat Deal! $287.00 7/26/18
Galaxy Middle School Stem Biomechanical Engineering: Designing and Testing Animal Prosthetics $629.00 8/26/18
Silver Sands Middle School Career & Technical Education Blasting Up to Higher Learning!
funded grant
FUNDED
8/08/18
DeLand Middle School History Blending Literacy & History: Analyzing and Creating Graphic Interpretations of the Development of the United States Constitution
funded grant
FUNDED
8/30/18
Sugar Mill Elementary School Heart Health Bon Appetit! Heart Healthy Cooking With Kids $973.41 7/31/18
Ortona Elementary School Language Arts Book, Books, and more Books $357.00 9/06/18
Westside Elementary School Language Arts Bountiful Books $728.00 8/12/18
Pine Ridge High School Social Studies Brain Manipulatives $500.00 9/04/18
Riverview Learning Center Stem Breaking Through the Barriers with STEM
funded grant
FUNDED
9/05/18
DeLand Middle School Language Arts Bringing Literacy to Life Through Book Lunch Bunch
funded grant
FUNDED
8/31/18
Mainland High School Science Buccaneer Bones $895.00 9/06/18
Edgewater Public School Language Arts Bucks for RC Bucks
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
Galaxy Middle School Science Build Your Science Fair Board Night $1,000.00 9/06/18
Atlantic High School Stem Building a Student Zen Garden $600.00 9/05/18
Enterprise Elementary School Stem Building and Growing Minds!
funded grant
FUNDED
9/07/18
Westside Elementary School Stem Building Blocks for Learning
funded grant
FUNDED
9/07/18
Pine Ridge High School Music Building the Choral Library $1,000.00 8/07/18
Spruce Creek Elementary School Science Building Up First Grade STEM Students $1,000.00 7/30/18
McInnis Elementary School Science Butterfly Beautification Legacy Project
funded grant
FUNDED
8/24/18
Mainland High School Science Calculators for Science! $80.00 8/31/18
Deltona Lakes Elementary School Art CALLING ALL DLE ARTISTS……………………. IT’S BANNER TIME !!!!! $849.37 9/02/18
Deltona Lakes Elementary School Art CALLING ALL DLE ARTISTS……………………. IT’S BANNER TIME !!!!! $538.16 9/02/18
Citrus Grove Elementary School Special Needs Students Camp Love To Learn $800.00 6/11/18
Atlantic High School Mathematics Checkmate! $244.96 8/30/18
Spruce Creek Elementary School Language Arts Choose Kind
funded grant
FUNDED
9/07/18
South Daytona Elementary School Stem Circuts and Coding, Oh My!
funded grant
FUNDED
6/12/18
Mainland High School Social Studies Civil Rights Bus Tour $516.00 9/06/18
Mainland High School History Civil Rights Bus Tour- Pamphlets $150.00 9/06/18
Southwestern Middle School Language Arts Clash of the Titans: Pairing Fiction Against Non-fiction in Southwestern Middle School Second Annual Sweet Sixteen Book Tournament
funded grant
FUNDED
9/07/18
Spruce Creek Elementary School Language Arts Classroom Library
funded grant
FUNDED
7/17/18
Sweetwater Elementary School Stem Coding with Bee-Bots
funded grant
FUNDED
7/19/18
Tomoka Elementary School Stem Color Coding the year with STEM
funded grant
FUNDED
8/27/18
Volusia Online Learning Science Connect, Explore, and eVOLve--Above & Beyond Online Learning! $975.00 9/05/18
South Daytona Elementary School Language Arts Conversations for Comprehension: improving reading through reciprocal teaching
funded grant
FUNDED
8/20/18
Sunrise Elementary School Stem Creating a Brighter Future for All with STEM Programming
funded grant
FUNDED
9/05/18
Pine Ridge High School Career & Technical Education Creation of Frank $675.00 9/06/18
Spruce Creek Elementary School Social & Emotional Learning Cultivating Social and Emotional Intelligence in Pre-Kindergartners
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
Longstreet Elementary School Stem Curiosity Unleashed!
funded grant
FUNDED
7/06/18
Westside Elementary School Science Curious Kindergarten Scientists $530.00 9/04/18
DeBary Elementary School Music D.R.U.M. - Discipline, Respect, and Unity through Music $980.00 9/04/18
DeLand High School Art Dancing Towards Sustainability $1,000.00 9/06/18
George Marks Elementary Schools Other Davinci Club Jr. $695.00 9/04/18
Heritage Middle School Science Daytona Beach Museum and Planetarium $808.10 9/04/18
Mainland High School World Languages Deaf Culture and History Books
funded grant
FUNDED
9/04/18
Galaxy Middle School Stem Designing for a Cleaner Future: Using Chemical Engineering to Develop a Usable Bioplastic. $733.00 8/26/18
Mainland High School Science Dickinson's Dissections
funded grant
FUNDED
9/06/18
Palm Terrace Elementary School Science Digging for Diamonds- Rocks and Minerals Review $1,000.00