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Mathematics in Technology
The use of TI-83 graphing calculators provides students at the Columbia Area Career Center with expanded opportunities for mathematical instruction, integrate technological principles with mathematical analysis, and interface lab investigations with research and logbook documentation.
Provided funds for a major upgrade of the library resource materials available on-site at Douglass High School. The new library provides students with access to much needed reading and research materials, which improves learning and builds information retrieval skills.
Struggling readers at Grant School became “all-star” readers with the help of more than 50 community volunteers. The grant funds purchased books and materials used by children and volunteers in weekly literacy sessions.
The outdoor classroom provides Midway Heights Elementary students real-life science experiences such as growing plants and observation of butterfly gardens and prairie, plant and aquatic habitats. Observations are recorded in writing, graphs and charts.
Provided funds to purchase a wide range of specially designed percussion instruments for use by K-5 elementary students across the entire school district. The elementary music curriculum makes music more meaningful to children by providing creative participation in playing melodic percussion and other percussion instruments.
Infusing Student Experimentation with Modern Technology
Science and technology students use cutting-edge computer interfaces, sensors and probes in their data gathering and analysis of experiments at Rock Bridge High.
Buckets of Books
This project gives the students at Fairview Elementary the opportunity for author, theme and genre study as well as experiencing good models for writing. Activities help develop higher-order-thinking skills such as comparing, contrasting, analyzing and synthesizing.
The Literacy Equation
Workshops teach parents strategies to help early readers at Two Mile Prairie Elementary. Special software allows teachers to match students of any grade and ability with books that maximize reading success.
Enhanced Reading Achievement
A three-pronged approach is used to meet the needs of emerging and struggling readers at Rock Bridge Elementary. Parent involvement is facilitated by a demonstration video. One-on-one tutors focus on individual needs. Students have access to appropriate-level reading materials.
Establishes a custom manufacturing operation to impact students at all levels, including students with educational and behavioral disabilities.