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Grantee Archive

Our grantees represent educators from all parts of the U.S. and cover all grade levels and subject areas. Below you will find a searchable database of all of the projects we’ve funded in the past 3 years.

Type of grant received
Grade level taught
Subject taught
State where grantee teaches
  • Jeanne Burth

    University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
    Greensburg, PA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Dr. Burth and Dr. Marks will curate a series of speakers and active workshops aimed at helping faculty bring increased critical thinking into classrooms. This ?Critical Thinking Plan? will include speakers who will share new ideas and skills that will immediately be workshopped into syllabi, lessons, and assessments. Additionally, faculty participants will collaborate and learn from each other by observing each other’s classes and providing specifically focused feedback.

  • Jeffrey Pilyih

    Regency Park Elementary School
    Plum, PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    In ?The Edible Classroom,? students will be introduced to aquaponics and hydroponics, which will allow them to grow plants and harvest fish that will be used to provide healthy foods for their lunches. The project-based classroom environment will allow students to engage in hands-on learning and experience project management, growth, and sustainability. Students will become ?agri-preneurs? by growing and selling their products at the school?s Farmers Market and will reinvest their profits into their Edible Classroom.

  • Jennifer Wiggins

    Carlin Park Elementary School
    Angola, IN
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To promote student proficiency and engagement in STEM, Mr. Wiggins and Ms. Knight will incorporate Lego Simple Machines into their school?s Maker Space. The tool kit will allow students to create different types of machines, which support Indiana?s new College and Career Ready Science Standards. The project will also encourage exploration and hands-on learning while strengthening collaboration and communication skills in small group settings.

  • Jo-Anne Sawyer

    Marlborough High School
    Marlborough, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Ms. Sawyer will participate in a fellowship in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, where she will perform research on sustainability, conservation, and climate change. While there, she will also serve as a citizen scientist and will study ways to engage students in a deeper understanding of their role in the health of the global environment. Upon returning, Ms. Sawyer will incorporate her learnings into an ecology curriculum and share her findings with her district?s biology professional learning community.

  • Jose Sanchez

    Alhambra High School
    Alhambra, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Mr. Sanchez and a colleague will attend the National Conference on Geographic Education, where they will acquire resources that will be used with students and shared with other educators. Upon returning, Mr. Sanchez will develop lessons that enhance and promote human geography, particularly for students who are English Language Learners.

  • Kayley Harrington

    Claire Lilienthal K-8
    San Francisco, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-8
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To further develop the social and emotional environment at her school, Ms. Harrington will attend the Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators. In this six day workshop, Ms. Harrington will focus on strategies to improve school climate. Through this institute, Ms. Harrington will have the chance to learn the latest research, collaborate with experts in the field, and have time to plan and develop the next phase for creating a positive, prosocial environment for her students and colleagues.

  • Kent Willmann

    University of Colorado - School of Education
    Boulder, CO
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mr. Willmann will lead the ?Boulder County Latino History Teacher Workshop,? which will provide educators with training and materials to incorporate local Latino history and culture into K-12 classrooms. Educators from two schools districts will participate in a workshop and develop lessons using local primary resources including newspaper clippings, interviews, photos, and census documents.

  • Kristi Briggs

    Canaseraga Central Schools
    Canaseraga, NY
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    The ?Tech-Know? project will enable the geographically isolated, rural, low-income elementary school students of the Canaseraga Central School District to participate in a new supplemental technology curriculum. Students will design, construct, and program robots that will be used to perform a variety of actions and challenges. The hands-on inquiry-based project will reinforce students’ core STEM content knowledge, increase academic achievement, and enable students to develop the tools and skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century workforce.

  • Laurel Stolte

    Southwest Elementary School
    Durham, NC
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Dr. Stolte will travel to Panama with a team from Digital Portobelo, a project documenting the rich culture and history of the vibrant Afro-Latin community. While there, Dr. Stolte will develop bilingual, standards-aligned curriculum for two-way language immersion students. The units will involve students at three different grade levels in an exploration of ways that people preserve their cultural backgrounds and resist injustice while engaging globally. The lessons will be shared with educators in the United States and Panama through workshops and the Digital Portobelo website.

  • Licia Robertson

    Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet
    Saint Paul, MN
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To foster an understanding of a diverse student body?s relationship with the planet and food, students will build a school garden and outdoor classroom. Native American, Karen, Hmong, Somali, Latino, Black, and White students and their families will have a space to form school and community partnerships through outdoor education on the school grounds. Family and community members will work with school staff to build an inviting green space that will become a vital part of the school?s science, health, and social studies courses.

  • Lisa Gerhardt

    Wheaton High School
    Silver Spring, MD
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Math classes at Wheaton High School will embed project-based learning strategies to create a school-wide carnival at the end of the school year. Students will demonstrate mastery of content knowledge as they play games of probability, use angles for projectiles, and apply vectors, trigonometry, and systems of equation in the construction of catapults and games like cornhole.

  • Lorraine Madden

    Cranford Public Schools
    Cranford, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Mrs. Madden will facilitate a language arts cohort of educators growing their practice of the Reading and Writing Workshop. The group will design individual action research projects, study how formative assessment informs instruction for small group and individual conferences, and identify reading and writing goals while monitoring and reporting the individual progress of students. The group will create and use educator toolkits to successfully support analysis and synthesis. Through study groups, Mrs. Madden and her colleagues will develop their capacity to engage as a professional learning community that deepens their practice in support of student learning.

  • Mitchell Smith

    Kentridge High School
    Kent, WA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    Mr. Smith will investigate best-known instructional practices and connect with and develop others accordingly by participating in the Conference on Teaching Excellence, conducting ongoing independent research, and sharing his findings with colleagues and students. Through this work, Mr. Smith will look to increase student performance in science, create more aligned communications that strengthen student interventions, and implement more effective two-way conversations between schools and parents to support student learning at home and in school.

  • Nancy Burke

    Haverhill High School
    Haverhill, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    Ms. Burke and Mrs. McIntyre will lead a team of educators in transforming a plot of land at Haverhill High School into an outdoor science center. The group will design and develop the science center and create corresponding lessons across grade levels and subject areas. Upon completion of the center, students will work with new technologies and deepen their knowledge of the scientific world.

  • Ryan Petitti

    Tolles Career and Technical Center
    Plain City, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Higher Education
    2017, Spring
    $5,000.00

    To improve the efficacy of teaching electronics and robotics, dedicated electronics workstations will be constructed in Mr. Petitti?s and Mr. Pencil?s classrooms. Students will work independently and in small groups to learn the fundamentals of both electrical engineering and mobile robotics. The stations will be utilized by students to build and test robots, which will be entered in the National Robotics Challenge.

  • Sharon Thompson

    Trent Lott Academy
    Pascagoula, MS
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2017, Spring
    $2,000.00

    To improve and enhance her classroom instruction and advance student achievement, Mrs. Thompson will attend the Project-Based Learning World Napa Valley Conference. After learning how to design, assess, and manage standards-focused projects, Mrs. Thompson will apply her knowledge to develop and facilitate rigorous, relevant projects customized to address students’ unique learning styles and abilities. Mrs. Thompson will share her experiences with her colleagues and introduce effective instructional practices through a series of ?Dart and Dash? demonstrations.

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