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Innovative Education Grants — Grant Recipients 2017-2018

Music Motivates Movement

There are countless benefits to using music during a physical education class. By getting speakers that can be used indoors musical activities can be implemented. 

Orlando Fontes: Harvey Green Elementary

ST Math to Help Us Learn

Harriett Matsouoka: Harvey Green Elementary

Project Success

Yelena Zimon: Fremont Adult School

Playing is Learning

TK students needs more developmentally appropriate learning materials to assist them in learning through play.

Crystal Mendoza: Harvey Green Elementary

Creating a Classroom MakerSpace

Creating a classroom Makerspace allows 21st century students opportunities to explore skills in engineering, creativity, and hands on learning.

Rachel Brown: Vallejo Mill

Ancient Travels

Students will create a written and visual portfolio about ancient civilizations and be virtual tour guides for their parents at a family night.

Teresa Silva: Grimmer

Ancient Travels

Students will create a written and visual portfolio about ancient civilizations and be virtual tour guides for their parents at a family night.

Veronica Aguilar: Grimmer

Learning Teamwork Through STEAM

STEAM kits will encourage students to work as a team while creating, building, and problem solving.

Melissa Means: Mattos

Firsties "Full Steam Ahead"

STEAM kits will allow students to build literacy by solving the problems in fairy/folktales. Students will read the stories, animate puppets, answer questions and complete each STEM challenge.

Brannin Dorsey: Parkmont Elementary

Animated Authors

Learning to digitally animate and publish writing projects online will unlock 21st century skills for students, empowering them to shape their creativity and inspire others.

Prince Padania: Mission San Jose Elementary

The Fine Art of Common Core

Using art history and access to museums around the world, students will develop skills in critical thinking, writing, and technology.

Tracy Barnett: Vallejo Mill

Keep Calm and Learn On!

Sensory kits for each classroom to address students' physical needs and calm their bodies while engaging their minds for learning.

Jennifer Otrosina: Glankler

Kindergarten "STEAM" Towards 21st Century Brains

Technology activities in kindergarten to help build skills in a range of subject areas including reading, writing, science, and math.

Olivia de Guzman-Pickett: Mattos