WCCF’s D. Jack Mahuron Education Fund awards over $3800 for Innovative Ideas in the Classroom PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    Old Fashion Family Fun Night is the theme of Stacy Richardson’s idea.  Students in her East Washington Elementary school 3rd grade classroom will have the opportunity to bring home backpacks with a game the whole family can play as well as a healthy, tasty treat.
    “Stone Fox” will be studied in Leah Starrett’s 3rd grade East Washington Elementary classroom.  Students will create individualized reading tubs and will be given a chance to complete a hands-on project that relates to the book.  Students will be shown a DVD of the book and will also present their projects to community members.
Jenisa Collier’s Kindergarten class at Bradie Shrum Elementary School will be given the opportunity to hone and expand their reading skills with a Listening Library.  The library allows students to listen and read along to a book on a personal CD player.
    Students in Melinda Hypes classroom will be studying butterflies.  The butterflies will be an interactive part of her    Salem Middle School/South Central Education classroom.  Students will observe the metamorphosis of the insects.
Foldables Tables will be constructed in Kevin Kelnter’s science classes at Eastern High School.  The foldables are tools to assist students in organizing information and learning concepts by providing a kinesthetic manipulative.
Students in Jennifer Mills’ Salem High School business courses will be studying “Foundations in Personal Finance”.  This is a curriculum developed by Dave Ramsey designed to educate teens about finances in an interactive format.
Bethany Hamilton, a 5th grade teacher at Bradie Shrum Upper Elementary, will assist struggling readers with comprehension, fluency, word recognition, and overall attitude toward reading with the use of MP3 players. Students will learn to use the devices for other things other than listening to music while increasing reading levels.
    Clinton Blankenbaker’s 3rd grade class will be utilizing the online educational resources of BrainPOP.  The East Washington Elementary School teacher will be using the program to provide multiple means of teaching standards.
Making presentations come alive is the goal of Salem Middle School teacher Jon-David Wade-Swift.  Wade-Swift will use technology to create short videos to liven up material in an interactive fashion while encouraging students to appreciate history.
    “Real world” broadcasting will be shown and learned in Darrell Myers’ West Washington Jr./Sr. High/Lost River Career Cooperative class.  Students will use 21st century media production and webcasting to complete the project.
Smile for East Washington Elementary School’s Shari Dalton.  She plans on capturing positive life skills being demonstrated in the school and posting them in printed school and classroom newsletters and bulletin boards.
Pam Scales and RoseAnn Callahan are teaming up to expand their LEGO Learning module.  Students will assemble a Lego robot, and then use the Lego Mindstorms software to program the robots to perform various tasks.
Congratulations to all the grant recipients!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:30