Walton Education Foundation

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School Subject Project Amount Date Deadline
WISE Pre-K Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Vanitta Bumpers
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FUNDED
5/21/20
Mossy Head Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance William Goodman - Virtual Classroom Assistance
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FUNDED
5/21/20
West Defuniak Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Tammy Goodman - Virtual Classroom Assistance
funded grant
FUNDED
5/21/20
Van R Butler Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Karen Fournier - Engaging Students for On-Line Learning
funded grant
FUNDED
5/21/20
Van R Butler Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Krista McCauley
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FUNDED
5/15/20
Bay School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Monica Gray - Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance
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FUNDED
5/14/20
Emerald Coast Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Michelle Magruder
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FUNDED
5/14/20
WISE Pre-K Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Sheila Hudson
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FUNDED
5/11/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Jennifer White
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FUNDED
5/07/20
Maude Saunders Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Wauneka Cameron
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FUNDED
5/07/20
Freeport High School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Charles Trotman
funded grant
FUNDED
5/07/20
Maude Saunders Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Lydia Dawkins Virtual Learning Classroom
funded grant
FUNDED
5/07/20
Emerald Coast Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Karen N. Pannell
funded grant
FUNDED
5/07/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Rebekah Arban
funded grant
FUNDED
5/07/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Katherine Bohn
funded grant
FUNDED
5/07/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Mrs. Debbie Blount
funded grant
FUNDED
5/07/20
Emerald Coast Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Helen Mitchell - Power-Up! Wi-Fi Extender and Million Word Reader Reward
funded grant
FUNDED
5/06/20
Walton Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Sandy Thorson
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FUNDED
5/06/20
WISE Pre-K Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Jennifer Casey
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FUNDED
5/06/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance
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FUNDED
5/06/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Kristin Fliehman
funded grant
FUNDED
5/06/20
Freeport Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Julia Terrell - Virtual Support
funded grant
FUNDED
5/06/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Haley Thompson
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Heather Hester
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Bay School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Amy Simpson
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Bay School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Betsy Romine - Distance Learning - My Cartridge Recycle Bin Runneth Over!
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Emerald Coast Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Amanda Pacheco
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Van R Butler Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance REBECCA CLARK
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
West Defuniak Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Debbie Bush
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Walton High School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Susan Moody - Power-up! Wi-fi extender
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Maude Saunders Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Tracey McKinney
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Jessica Pfennig
funded grant
FUNDED
5/05/20
Bay School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Stacey Palliser - Littles Learning
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Valerie Hamon
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
WISE Pre-K Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Sharon Mosley Virtual Classroom Experience
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Tricia Hertzing
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Emerald Coast Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Shost, Deb
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Troy McGlinchey
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance
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FUNDED
5/04/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Laurie Hudson
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FUNDED
5/04/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Traci Lewis
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FUNDED
5/04/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Lauren Weninegar
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Van R Butler Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Kristina Wilkerson
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Nicole Marie Gil
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Maude Saunders Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Stormy Overby
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Van R Butler Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance LAURA EISCHENS
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Freeport Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance MacKenzie Kirkland
funded grant
FUNDED
5/04/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Allison Shehan
funded grant
FUNDED
5/03/20
Walton Intensity School of Excellence Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance William Mark Snell
funded grant
FUNDED
5/03/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Melissa Lessig
funded grant
FUNDED
5/01/20
Mossy Head Elementary Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Brandie Bachman
funded grant
FUNDED
5/01/20
Walton High School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Kelley Stephenson
funded grant
FUNDED
5/01/20
Emerald Coast Middle School Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance Lisa Burns
funded grant
FUNDED
5/01/20
Dune Lakes Elementary School Teaching Quality Growing Buds
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Literacy Technology and Flexible Seating Options to Support Literacy in a Diverse Classroom
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Paxton School Teaching Quality Infinite Solutions with i Pads
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Teaching Quality Please Help Students Build Accountability
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FUNDED
10/02/19
Paxton School STEM Education Science in the Classroom - STEM lab for our student's future
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FUNDED
10/02/19
West Defuniak Elementary Teaching Quality Help us become a 1-to-1 classroom!
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FUNDED
10/02/19
South Walton High School Literacy Inspire Spanish Speakers to Read
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FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Low Performing Students Valuable Tool for Learning Disabilities
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FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Teaching Quality Technology for Engaging and Rigorous Science Inquiry
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FUNDED
10/02/19
Paxton School Literacy Epic Reading
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FUNDED
10/02/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Low Performing Students Playing to Learn Language
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FUNDED
10/02/19
Paxton School STEM Education Stepping Up with STEM!
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FUNDED
10/02/19
Freeport Elementary Literacy Soundtrack to Success
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Bay School STEM Education Classroom STEM Lab Set-up
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Van R Butler Elementary Literacy Guide Literacy instruction through technlogy
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Walton High School STEM Education Boosting Biology with Technology
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FUNDED
10/01/19
South Walton High School STEM Education Oysters Suck... But that's a good thing...
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Walton Intensity School of Excellence STEM Education Science in the "Outernet"
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Robotics Funding for First Lego League
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Hands- On Science Field Trip
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Bay School Literacy Power House of Learning
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Freeport High School Teaching Quality PE in the Digital Age
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Emerald Coast Middle School Literacy Laptops for Readers
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education STEM Garden
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FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Learning Through Technology and STEM
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FUNDED
9/30/19
Mossy Head Elementary STEM Education Little Bits for Learning
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FUNDED
9/30/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Literacy Read and Explore the World
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FUNDED
9/30/19
Freeport Middle School Literacy Extra! Extra! Read all about It!
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FUNDED
9/29/19
Emerald Coast Middle School Literacy Who Was? What Was? Where Is?
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FUNDED
9/29/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Low Performing Students Independent Literacy and Math Stations
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FUNDED
9/28/19
South Walton High School Low Performing Students Sensory calming space
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FUNDED
9/27/19
Freeport Elementary Low Performing Students iPads for iKids and Individualized Instruction
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FUNDED
9/27/19
Van R Butler Elementary Low Performing Students Building Better Mathematicians
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FUNDED
9/27/19
Walton Intensity School of Excellence Low Performing Students Destination Innovation: Outdoor Learning Center for Students with Special Needs
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FUNDED
9/27/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Collaboration Skill Building K-5
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FUNDED
9/26/19
Freeport Elementary Low Performing Students Hands on Autistic Learning Activities
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FUNDED
9/26/19
Paxton School Career/Technical Education Triumph Using Technology Tools
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FUNDED
9/26/19
Walton High School Low Performing Students Equity for ELL Students
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FUNDED
9/26/19
Walton Middle School Literacy Keeping the Magic in Middle School
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FUNDED
9/26/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Literacy Y.A.? Hooray!
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FUNDED
9/26/19
Freeport High School Low Performing Students The Gift of Graduation
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FUNDED
9/25/19
Paxton School Literacy "Out with the Old, In with the New"
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FUNDED
9/25/19
Emerald Coast Middle School Literacy Seeing is believing!
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FUNDED
9/25/19
Freeport High School STEM Education Teacher iPad needed to improve laboratory quality
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FUNDED
9/25/19
Van R Butler Elementary STEM Education STEM in the Gym! Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Spelling in Physical Education!
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FUNDED
9/24/19
Van R Butler Elementary Low Performing Students Oh Boy, We'd Be One to One!
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FUNDED
9/23/19
Van R Butler Elementary STEM Education Lead the Way with STEM
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FUNDED
9/17/19

Vanitta Bumpers

WISE Pre-K

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 21, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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William Goodman - Virtual Classroom Assistance

Mossy Head Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K-5

posted May 21, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Tammy Goodman - Virtual Classroom Assistance

West Defuniak Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre K - 5

posted May 21, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Karen Fournier - Engaging Students for On-Line Learning

Van R Butler Elementary

COVID-19 has forced educators to reimagine how we deliver an engaging learning experienced for students. My goal was to develop interactive reading lessons and provide an extrinsic reward motivator to keep students engaged and participating in their new virtual learning environment. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 5

posted May 21, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Krista McCauley

Van R Butler Elementary

Teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K

posted May 15, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Monica Gray - Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance

Bay School

My goal is to continue to engage my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 14, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Michelle Magruder

Emerald Coast Middle School

My goal is to be able to print weekly student reports from online resources such as Study Island in order to review the mastery of standards in the different content areas of our curriculum.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 6

posted May 14, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Sheila Hudson

WISE Pre-K

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 11, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Jennifer White

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Teach my students virtually 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 3

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Wauneka Cameron

Maude Saunders Elementary

Teach my students virtually 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 3

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Charles Trotman

Freeport High School

To teach my students virtually 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 9-12

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Lydia Dawkins Virtual Learning Classroom

Maude Saunders Elementary

Teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 2

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Karen N. Pannell

Emerald Coast Middle School

Teach my students virtually 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 8

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Rebekah Arban

Freeport Elementary

To maintain student/teacher communication.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 2

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Katherine Bohn

Freeport Elementary

To provide students with the best and most positive virtual learning experience. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 3

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Mrs. Debbie Blount

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K

posted May 7, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Helen Mitchell - Power-Up! Wi-Fi Extender and Million Word Reader Reward

Emerald Coast Middle School

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 6

posted May 6, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Sandy Thorson

Walton Middle School

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 7

posted May 6, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Jennifer Casey

WISE Pre-K

Teach my students virtually 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 6, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 2

posted May 6, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Kristin Fliehman

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 6, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Julia Terrell - Virtual Support

Freeport Middle School

Teach my students virtually effectively. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 8

posted May 6, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Haley Thompson

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Heather Hester

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Amy Simpson

Bay School

Teach my students virtually 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre K - 5

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Betsy Romine - Distance Learning - My Cartridge Recycle Bin Runneth Over!

Bay School

We hope to replace supplies used to meet this year's distance learning needs, so future in-classroom needs can be met. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Amanda Pacheco

Emerald Coast Middle School

My goal is to replace black ink cartridges in my home printer so I may continue to print reports to keep track of my students’ progress during online learning. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 6-8

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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REBECCA CLARK

Van R Butler Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 3

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Debbie Bush

West Defuniak Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 5

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Susan Moody - Power-up! Wi-fi extender

Walton High School

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 9-12

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Tracey McKinney

Maude Saunders Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Jessica Pfennig

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K

posted May 5, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Stacey Palliser - Littles Learning

Bay School

To teach my student's virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Valerie Hamon

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre K - 5

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Sharon Mosley Virtual Classroom Experience

WISE Pre-K

Teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Tricia Hertzing

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K-12

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Shost, Deb

Emerald Coast Middle School

The goal for this grant request is to be able to deliver meaningful instruction virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 6

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Troy McGlinchey

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 1

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

Only $0 Needed

 
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Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K

posted May 4, 2020

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Laurie Hudson

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually.


 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K-5

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Traci Lewis

Freeport Elementary

Teach my students virtually  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 1

posted May 4, 2020

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Lauren Weninegar

Dune Lakes Elementary School

To teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 1

posted May 4, 2020

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Kristina Wilkerson

Van R Butler Elementary

To teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 1

posted May 4, 2020

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Nicole Marie Gil

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Teach my students virtually.
 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 1

posted May 4, 2020

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Stormy Overby

Maude Saunders Elementary

Teach my students virtually.
 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 4

posted May 4, 2020

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LAURA EISCHENS

Van R Butler Elementary

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 5

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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MacKenzie Kirkland

Freeport Elementary

Use up to $50 grant money to use in my online classroom to aide in teaching my special education students during distance learning.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K-5

posted May 4, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Allison Shehan

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Teach my students virtually  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K

posted May 3, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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William Mark Snell

Walton Intensity School of Excellence

To teach my students virtually, so I can implement or expand high-quality standard based programs outside school hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, so that I can offer student’s academic/educational enrichment in grades 5-12 that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students at WISE Center. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - K-12

posted May 3, 2020

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Melissa Lessig

Dune Lakes Elementary School

To teach my students virtually.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 1

posted May 1, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Brandie Bachman

Mossy Head Elementary

Teach my students virtually  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - Pre-K

posted May 1, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Kelley Stephenson

Walton High School

My goal is to replace my black and blue ink cartridges in my home printer so that I can continue to print materials for students needing paper packets as well as print pages so that I can keep track of activity, time, and grades for my students.  

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 9-12

posted May 1, 2020

100% Funded

 

 

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Lisa Burns

Emerald Coast Middle School

Teach my students virtually. 

Virtual Learning Classroom Assistance - 6-8

posted May 1, 2020

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Growing Buds

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Our goal is to enhance our students understanding of not only a plant's life cycle but toalso increase their awareness in out little community and how they can be a bigger part of it. 

Teaching Quality - 2

posted October 2, 2019

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Technology and Flexible Seating Options to Support Literacy in a Diverse Classroom

Van R Butler Elementary

Let’s face it, literacy is the basis on which learning is built, in school and in life. It provides a way to climb out of poverty, get a good job, and be a productive citizen. Helping the struggling readers in our schools to catch up is one of the most fundamental challenges educators face. How do we help these students? I would argue that technology gives us the best chance. As an educator, it is important to get creative and take advantage of the many useful tech tools out there to support literacy in a diverse classroom (English language learners (ELLs) make up one-thirds of my students). I would like to enhance student engagement in literacy with additional technology and resources for small group instruction.

By the end of the year I would like to see a 25% increase in mastery in my student’s ability to, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
 

Literacy - 5

posted October 2, 2019

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Infinite Solutions with i Pads

Paxton School

As students go from class to class each day, they are expected to write math problems and essays as ways to express their knowledge of subject matter. Students are living in a world filled with technology and are comfortable using technology in various ways. I would love to bring the use of technology into the classroom as a fun way to express knowledge in Algebra I and Algebra II to students who may struggle with the concepts taught in these classes and as a way to reinforce concepts for a deeper level of understanding. MAFS.912.a-REI.3.7 states that students will be able to solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically. All students take the Algebra EOC online and would benefit from practice of such standards taught through the use of technology. I would love for my students to be able to gain familiarity with the online graphing platform through websites, to understand the technological tools needed to be successful in the 21st century as well as on statewide assessments, and to assess success and deficits in skills taught through various online formative and summative assessments. The use of i Pads in the classroom would allow these advancements to take place.  

Teaching Quality - 9-12

posted October 2, 2019

100% Funded

 

 

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Please Help Students Build Accountability

Van R Butler Elementary

I will track academic growth and to show efficacy in the digital programs. Students will show an increase of 20% from pre program to post program.

I will utilize flexible seating and sensory tools to show an increase in on-task behavior.  

Teaching Quality - 5

posted October 2, 2019

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Science in the Classroom - STEM lab for our student's future

Paxton School

As our students progress from year to year they are required to gain knowledge and master multiple science standards. Florida standards slowly progress by grade levels to ensure that students leave one grade level with the knowledge to succeed in the next grade level. Unfortunately, not every student gains the knowledge that they need to be successful in their current grade. Science can be a difficult subject for elementary students to understand. In subjects like math and reading, we provide many different tools to develop skills. However, in science, if tools are not easily accessible in the classroom, students may have a hard time understanding the information. Our students have proven to be better equipped with learning when they are given objects to manipulate while learning. As a fourth-grade teacher, I feel that with the items to create our own STEM lab in the classroom, we will increase science knowledge within the classroom. This will create an engaging learning atmosphere where students are encouraged to explore while learning.

Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science
Florida Science Standard SC.4.N.1.2 states that students must “Compare the observations made by different groups using multiple tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups.” Students could complete the lab in groups and compare findings. The same goes with Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter, SC.4.P.8.4 states that students must “investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets. With the lab material, students will have ample opportunities to practice, explore, observe, and question many scientific activities.
 

STEM Education - 4

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Help us become a 1-to-1 classroom!

West Defuniak Elementary

My goal is to have enough classroom computers for each student to have their own to use in class. This will help with being able to access websites that will help improve their individual reading and math needs.  

Teaching Quality - 1

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Inspire Spanish Speakers to Read

South Walton High School

Seventeen years ago I arrived from Venezuela to a 7th grade classroom in Delaware. I spoke no English. In ELA a teacher handed me 'The Giver' (El Dador) in Spanish allowing me to keep up with my English speaking classmates and inspiring me to read for the rest of my life. Spanish speakers in the U.S. are forever disconnected from their language. They may speak at home, but rarely will they continue to nourish their vocabulary through reading, writing and listening to proper Spanish. Our goal is to allow our Spanish speaking students to read in their native language the similar literature their fellow students are reading in ELA, at the same time as we inspire them to read at home. By creating a small library filled with English literature in Spanish and Spanish literature we will open a door to discovery, skill building, and imagination for our school's Hispanic community.  

Literacy - 9-12

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Valuable Tool for Learning Disabilities

Van R Butler Elementary

Our goal is to improve cognitive functioning, higher-level thinking, and dyslexia reading for our special learners to succeed. Our special learners will be able to read easier, stay focused, find the answers and improve comprehension. I could go on forever with statics and studies the impact color brings to the learning environment and the visual impact it makes on the brain. In the most basic summary, color text help reduces the contrast between the text and the background, improves the readability of the text, which reduces the eye strain and that, in turn, improves concentration and reading comprehension. Once their brains are trained in these areas, they should be able to ease into the upper grades of mostly black/white context. Color will also be a huge benefit for visuals for our self contained kiddos who will only respond to what is visually appealing and what relates to life-like images. Color reaches to synapses in the brain to build bridges, enhancing memory. Bold colors are easily remembered while lighter colors are easier to read and capture attention. 

Low Performing Students - K-5

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Technology for Engaging and Rigorous Science Inquiry

Van R Butler Elementary

To increase grade level Science proficiency from a class average of 46% to 80% by the end of the 2019-2020 school year based on the 5th Grade Science Benchmark Assessment.

Science is a subject that requires students to be highly engaged and participate in guided and independent inquiry investigations to develop a true understanding. With the abundance of information and variety of resources that are available digitally, incorporating technology into science inquiry, allows students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts.  

Teaching Quality - 5

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Epic Reading

Paxton School

As educators, we are always searching for ways to promote the love of reading with students. Our students currently have 20 minutes each day of DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) in our classroom. This is a sustained silent reading time the students absolutely love. We have books from our library to read, but we also have access to a computer program known as epic. Epic gives students access to 35,000 eBooks. These books can be used as comprehension monitoring through Accelerated Reading assessments which students are rewarded for according to the number of points they earn each nine weeks by ourselves and our school. Epic also has some books that can be read aloud to children. According to www.readaloud.org , reading aloud to a child promotes language skills as well as literacy skills. Only 48% of young children in our country are read aloud to each day. Our goal is to purchase iPads to create the opportunity for more students to have access to epic during our daily DEAR time. These iPads can give 5-6 students daily time to read and be read to during sustained silent reading time.  

Literacy - 2

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Playing to Learn Language

Dune Lakes Elementary School

In a society pressured by achievement, we often see a forced process of students learning the art of play instead of the innate process of students playing to learn. My goal is to maximize the limited time I have with over 750 students. I will do this by providing a high-quality experience that develops the cognitive, physical, and emotional facets of a child through purposeful movement on classroom instruments.  

Low Performing Students - K-5

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Stepping Up with STEM!

Paxton School

Our students are living in an ever changing world where they as individuals need to be able to connect multiple curriculum skills together to complete tasks, learn problem solving techniques, and use their own ingenuity and creativity to discover new ideas. As a fourth grade teacher, I strive to guide my students in reaching goals in cross curricular areas. However, students are not always as proficient in areas as we aspire them to be. According to the initial STAR Math Assessment given in August 2018, 26% of my students are below proficiency and not on grade level. Although fourth grade students do not take the Statewide Science Assessment, they are assessed in fifth grade. As a current fourth grade teacher and a previous fifth grade teacher, I understand the importance of vertical planning in the area of science to help increase students scores on the Statewide Science Assessment. I strongly feel that there can be a decrease in percentage of students that are not on grade level on the STAR Math Assessment and an increase in scores on the fifth grade Statewide Science Assessment by providing opportunities for STEM and hands on activities that will effectively and actively engage students. To help provide a hands-on, interactive, and engaging classroom where students can explore the application of skills, I feel that students need access to STEM and hands on science kits to help them succeed in these areas.
According to an article on nea.org, The National Education Association encourages the use of STEM activities in the classroom so that students can compete with other students and eventually employees in a workforce that is rapidly changing.They believe that STEM education is essential to provide this opportunity to our students.

Florida fourth grade math standard-MAFS.4.NF.2.4 requires that students should solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number by using visual fraction models and equations to represent and use and application of skills and concepts to do so. Also, the Math Standard- MAFS.4.MD.1.3 states that students should apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. Florida fourth grade science standard- SC.4.N.1.1 requires that students raise questions about the natural world, and use appropriate reference materials that support understanding to obtain information, and conduct both individual and team investigations through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations. With these requirements for fourth grade students, the use of STEM activities could help benefit our students.

 

STEM Education - 4

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Soundtrack to Success

Freeport Elementary

Our classroom goal is to not only become better readers, but to also comprehend the books that we read. As of now, my at grade level and below grade level performing students struggle with independent reading. Individual CD players will help close that gap by exposing students to unfamiliar texts and help build their confidence for future assignments. With these CD players each and every student will confidently read and comprehend each text they are assigned without worrying if they can pronounce each word.  

Literacy - 3

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Classroom STEM Lab Set-up

Bay School

Initial assessments identified 81.25% of my students as “Below Standard” in Mathematics, while an informal poll of the same students showed Science as their favorite subject to date. I feel my students would greatly benefit from the introduction of a STEM program (Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics) that could capitalize on their current interests while creating a well-rounded educational experience that could improve Math scores in the process.

My goal is to establish a classroom “STEM Center” to help prepare students to work towards answering a variety of life’s dilemmas through observing problems, asking questions, making sense of issues and persevering to solve them. Students will work individually and collaboratively designing, building and testing working machines and structures through a wide variety of hand-on activities.  

STEM Education - Pre-K

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Guide Literacy instruction through technlogy

Van R Butler Elementary

My goal is to have 1:1 technology for my students so I can help guide them in literacy education as well as math and science by using the technology as a learning tool.  

Literacy - 2

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Boosting Biology with Technology

Walton High School

To allow Biology students to reach their potential through interactive tutorials and virtual dissections via the eMind Software Suite. 

STEM Education - 9-12

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Oysters Suck... But that's a good thing...

South Walton High School

Did you know that an adult oyster can filter 50 gallons of seawater per day? With rising pollution levels in the Choctawhatchee Bay and a near extinct oyster population, raising and releasing baby oysters into the Choctawhatchee Bay can help a precious ecosystem.

The goal for this grant will be fund a cooperative project with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance for the construction of oyster beds in the Choctawhatchee Bay and the release of young oysters on established oyster beds 

STEM Education - 9-12

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Science in the 'Outernet'

Walton Intensity School of Excellence

I would like to take my students on field trips to enhance students learning in science related to learning objectives in our science classes. The grant would be used to cover all cost of the field trips so that every student would have an opportunity to experience learning in a different way. One example of a field trip would be to Gulf World.  

STEM Education - K-12

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Robotics Funding for First Lego League

Dune Lakes Elementary School

My goal is to fund my schools first ever Lego League program. 

STEM Education - K-5

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Hands- On Science Field Trip

Dune Lakes Elementary School

First grade students will be exposed to science in a fun, interactive, play-based environment that is age appropriate to stimulate their curiosity and understanding of the way things work and the world around them.  

STEM Education - 1

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Power House of Learning

Bay School

I will use the light table, sensory table, and tools to enhance literacy, math, and writing skills with play-based activities.  

Literacy - Pre-K

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PE in the Digital Age

Freeport High School

To secure digital tools to supplement physical and health education instruction for students. 

Teaching Quality - 9-12

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Laptops for Readers

Emerald Coast Middle School

My goal is to have more classroom laptops to help my students achieve their goals and increase their reading abilities as shown by FSA and STAR assessment scores.

This year in my intensive reading classes, my students are continuing their work with the online reading program Achieve 3000. Achieve3000 allows students to work on their “just right level”. This program allows practice with writing skills, vocabulary practice as well as reading comprehension questions that aligns perfectly to English Language Arts (ELA) Florida State Standards, for each of the three grade levels I teach and the ELL standards. This research based program allows me to differentiate their instruction, by choosing articles based on skill weaknesses and topics that are interesting to them. I also can assign articles based on which Florida State ELA Standard I wish my students to work on. My students in the past to show great grains on STAR assessment as well as FSA because of the use of Achieve3000.

Currently I have 71 students in my intensive reading classes and 23 in Critical Thinking. 45% of these students are English Language Learners (ELL) students, some of which speak little to no English. 12% of my students are classified ESE or have a 504 plan, having extra computers in my room will allow me to help meet these students’ accommodations and differentiate their instructional needs. Working one-on-one or in small groups with students really can make a huge difference. All 71 of my intensive reading students are classified as part of the “lowest 30%”, according to their ELA FSA score from Spring 2019, meaning I have the lowest of the low at our school. These students need all the extra support and time they can using the online programs, to improve their FSA ELA scores.
 

Literacy - 6-8

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STEM Garden

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Multiple grade levels participate in cultivating, planting, tending, and harvesting a school garden to provide fresh foods for the entire school. 

STEM Education - Pre K - 5

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Learning Through Technology and STEM

Dune Lakes Elementary School

The goal of this grant is to create a STEM station within my classroom. My goal is for students to interact with technology and STEM games daily. Each day within the classroom, students will be exposed to hands on learning through the use of technology. I also hope to promote excitement for learning through technology and STEM games.  

STEM Education - K

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Little Bits for Learning

Mossy Head Elementary

Students will have increased knowledge of scientific concepts and show improved reading scores for non-fiction text on STAR assessments. Currently 57% of my students are proficient in reading, through use of this hands on technology which require them to read informational text I plan to reach my goal of 80% proficiency in reading by the end of the year.  

STEM Education - 3

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Read and Explore the World

Dune Lakes Elementary School

The goal of this grant is to give students access to informational text (books and articles) related to science, math, and history that will also tie in hands on activities that go with what they are reading. Students participate in a designated time termed “Walk to Read”. During this time, students who are identified as needed reading interventions work in small groups on county identified research based programs. The rest of the students (about 3/4ths of the students) are left to read on their own. The items in this grant are intended to offer more literacy selections (books and informational text) along with kits that will give those students more structured and standards based assignment to do at that time. Students will rotate through the different texts and kits over the course of the year. Students will be able to plan, build and test designs related to different science and math concepts after reading the background information on that topic. It will offer real world connections to the concepts they are reading. It will tie in informational literacy with science and math.

 

Literacy - 5

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Extra! Extra! Read all about It!

Freeport Middle School

By the end of the current school year, my students will demonstrate independent reading ability and passage comprehension on literature passages as measured by Accelerated Reader software, weekly book reports and Star Reading assessments. 

Literacy - 6-8

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Who Was? What Was? Where Is?

Emerald Coast Middle School

The goal: Ignite a passion for reading in my 6th grade students! (And help them reach their reading goals in the process!) 

Literacy - 6-8

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Independent Literacy and Math Stations

Dune Lakes Elementary School

I hope to increase my students literacy and mathematics understanding by providing independent stations to practice skills in a fun, game-like format. 

Low Performing Students - 1

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Sensory calming space

South Walton High School

I would like to create a safe and calming space for our special needs students. This space will create an environment that children can retreat to when they are overwhelmed or need a break. In my time working with children who have special needs such as autism, Down’s syndrome, brain disorders and behavioral issues these students often need a quiet and safe space to be able to calm down and take a break. My goal is to create that space with sensory lights to help them focus on instead of what is causing them stress. This space would also have pod chairs and chairs tha