2019-2020 CIG Grant Recipients
2019-2020 Classroom Innovation Grant Projects
We are thrilled to announce the 31 enriching projects receiving funding from our CLASSROOM INNOVATION GRANTS program.
But, before we reveal the recipients, here are some inspiring facts about this year’s funded projects:
The grants will enrich the education of students in grades K-12, across 23 different schools, in disciplines ranging from social-emotional learning to science to literacy to physical education to social studies to math and practical arts.
THE 2018-2019 CLASSROOM INNOVATION GRANT RECIPIENTS:
Lisa Omori-Jones & Robin Stone: Can You Hear Me Now?
Carolyn Puska: Poetry-Writing Workshops: Students Expressing Their Voices and Developing Empathy Through Spoken Word Poetry
Jane Moody & Mim Campos: Social Emotional Learning for Newcomers
Curtis Smith & Kerrin Duffey: Digital Storytelling Across Content
Mai Vu & Johanna Freund: Altitude Learning
Cacia Steensen & Kristen McDermott: Molecular Understanding Leads to Real-World Solutions!
Danielle Hesse & Lauren Laucius: Social Emotional Learning for Newcomers
Nicholas Cady, Craig Hoeltgen, Ann Root, & Mike Ross: 3D Printer–Makerbot Mini
Anna Lull: Big LEGO Project
Erin Shea-Bower: Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Will Power Program 2019-2020
Beth Huston & Delia Saenz: Who Am I as a Learner?
Michelle Eubank, Alberto Gaspar, Marta Quezada, & Bill Vivas: Recycled Circuits
David Millard, Stacy Winsberg, & Jennifer Hart: School Video News Program
Scott Schwartz, Kal Stumpf, & Nimia Nelson: Using TEACCH Shoebox Tasks to Increase On-Task Behaviors for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Susan Kidder & Elizabeth Demoney: Investigating Interdependence in Nature
Deb Crowell: Materials for an Activity-Based Social Emotional Life Skills Group
Carol Schwendener & Lisa Kihn: Snow Science Expedition: Learning the Importance of Snowpack in Our Local Water Cycle
Wendy Thoreson & Beth Coleman: It’s for the Birds!
Therese Lutkus & Fraylan Gonzales: Cinderella, Is That You?
Kelton Kragor & Christine Hannum: Loss of Identity: The Struggle of Indigenous People
Elizabeth Theole: Anatomy for Yogis
Claudia LaStella & Rebecca Trainor: Cutting Through the Issues
Randy Sachter, Larissa Albright, & Brenda Theodoraka: Bringing Literature to Life Through Engineering
Andy Matthews & Belinda Garcia: Big/Little Buddies Book Project
Michelle Eckstein: Design Thinking with UBTECH Robots
Kha Xiong & Miriam Wright: A Reflection of Ourselves: Empowering Heritage Languages
Mary Gilreath & Stacie Aldana: Creating Affirming Classrooms for All Diversities in School Environments
Mary Powell: Weaving Connections/Conexiones de Tejido
Melissa Tobin, Yaneth Cortes, Pepa Rascon, & Carolina Henderson: Using C-Pen Reader Pens to Support Struggling Readers in English and Spanish
Steven Kless: Luces, Camara, Accion…
Loran Lattes & Tamar Van Vliet: Building a Culture of Readers
2019-2020 Pathways to Jazz Music Grant Projects
This year, Impact has partnered with Pathways to Jazz, a Boulder organization that exists to assist musicians in creating wider access to music and developing their own musical and educational knowledge, to offer almost $11,000 to fund five collaborative and eight individual grants to BVSD music educators that our volunteer community readers and Pathways believe will positively impact our BVSD students and schools and enhance our students’ learning and love of music! We look forward to continuing this partnership to further cultivate BVSD’s music programs and strive to instill and grow the love of music in our students throughout the district!
THE 2018-2019 PATHWAY TO JAZZ MUSICA GRANT RECIPIENTS:
Ingrid Parker & Jennifer Shea: Equity in Instrumental Music: Music Stands
Ryan Laney: Individual Instrument Tutors
Kim Hohensee: Sound and Science
Jonathan Georgitis, Anne Paulu, & Jennifer Dunn: Mobile Music/Podcasting Studio and Audio Collaboration Club
Elizabeth McCord: Orff Instrument Repair
Jan Osburn: Ukulele Songwriting Cafe
John Kempsell: Guest Artists of Developing Individual Achievement
Lynette Schulz: Tenor/Alto Xylophone Addition
Christmas Gainbrugh & Sara Weatherly: The Sound of Color: A Music and Poetry Video Collaboration
Kate Klotz: All that Jazz
Clare Church: Composer and Arranger Partnership Project
Cory Potash & Marinela Maneiro-Goodwin: Mbira Workshop Instrument Procurement to Support Community Music
Kevin Goddard & Ignacio Figueroa: Creative Opportunity Through Instrumental Music
We are thrilled to announce the 29 fantastic projects receiving funding from our CLASSROOM INNOVATION GRANTS.
But, before we reveal the recipients, here are some inspiring facts about the awardees this year:
Read about our Classroom Innovation Grant program highlighted in our local Daily Camera
Our educators are already jumping for joy:
“This grant will have a HUGE impact on my students and make a big difference in my teaching!”
“My students and I are so excited! Thank you so much for this opportunity!”
” I know the students join us in saying a huge thank you for making this possible.”
The 2018-2019 Classroom Innovation Grant Recipients: