2017-18 Grant Recipients

Stephan Voudris – KHS
Mock Trail Team
Purchase of Case Files and Competition Registration Fees.

Julia Green – All District
World Music Percussion Instruments
Meinl African Rope Tuned Bjembe & Small Meinl African Style Rope
Used to create more authentic sounds for multi-cultural music and enhance the multi-cultural music curriculum across all programs K-12.

Connie Kramer – KHS
(2) Standing Desks
Towards the purchase of (2) Standing Desks
Standing Adjustable Desks have helped to improve student attitude, engagement, and focus in the classroom.

Josh Timmons – All District
Ozobot Classroom Kit
The Ozobot Classroom kit allows all the materials needed to introduce robotic and programming with a hands-on approach.

Korianne Krill – KMS
Purchase of 8 Break Out Box Kits
Purchased for KIS ‘Break Out Day’ for Math, Language Arts, and Science. This was a creative way to bring excitement, challenge, teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity to learning at KIS.

Maria Patyk – TES
Worms OH MY!!!
Purchase of Can-o-Worms composing bin, Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm 91,000 worms, and supporting materials. ALL Second Graders explored hands-on learning, through observation and discussion on how living things can cause changes in the environment. Students were able to see firsthand how living things work within their environment.

Christian Barrus – KHS
RePlay for Kids Workshop Kit
KHS Physics students modified 40 new electronic toys rewired for external output connection. The New Electronic version of the toys maintained their original function while adapted for use by children with special needs. This was a one time project workshop where students modified toys which were distributed to special needs families in Northeast Ohio at no cost to the child’s family.

Sondra Konski, Kristin Horn, Cassidy Powers – KMS
Study Island / Progress Monitoring of ALL 6th Graders
Study Island was used 3-4 times a week in ALL 6th grade classrooms. Study Island is an online program differentiated instruction, based specifically on students needs. It enabled teachers to customize instructions based specifically on students needs, filling in the gaps in standard acquisitions. This program helps teachers get the data needed to drive instruction and to reinforce concepts in a concise, positive, and fun manner that helps the individual student to meet and exceed their potential.

Steven Hoffmann & Ryan Novak – KHS
2018 Spring Nearpod Pilot Program
The grant is for 12 Gold teacher licenses of Nearpod, once the feedback for the pilot program is received. Nearpod is a license program that allows teachers to incorporate interactive learning instruction based on the current lesson being taught. Each student can log onto the site and follow along and view the enhanced lesson. This is an interactive way to engage and enhance learning. The license will allow teachers to use pre-existing curriculum to incorporate into the lesson plan. For example, if a history class is studying Louis XIV of France teachers can incorporate a field trip using a virtual reality trip to the Place of Versailles. There is also an interactive poll that can provide data about how well students are retaining and understanding the material taught.