Increased Inquiry in Biology
A Foundation grant awarded to David LeBrun for Fairview High School. Six kits were purchased for inquiry based biology instruction: Investigating Cell Types, Examining Cellular Transport, Energizing Cells, Discovering Nucleic Acids, Modeling Genetic Inheritance, Affecting Plant Responses.
A Foundation grant awarded to Colleen Sliwinski for Fairview High School. The grant provided visual and tactile learning by the purchase of scientific body model parts of the brain, heart and lung models to support learning of anatomy and physiology science curriculum.
Body Technology II
A Foundation grant awarded to Colleen Sliwinski for Fairview High School. Six Vernier “Lab Quest Mini” devices were purchased for physiology lab activities to assist with visualizing and grasping complex physiology concepts.
Shelley Pearsall: Author Visit
A Foundation partial grant awarded to Gayle Dill, Elizabeth Ptaszek-Templeton, Sarah McIntyre, Janice Baker, Don Britton for Lewis F Mayer Middle School. Funding toward a young adult Ohio author program which included a large group session for all students, a writing workshop for 48 students, author visit and teaching materials for author Shelley Pearsall’s books.
Centennial Tin Types
A Foundation grant awarded to Barb Schutte, Kathy Hayduk, Diane Ward, Mary Midnight for Gilles Sweet Elementary School. For the purpose of recognizing Fairview Park’s Centennial, “photo-op” props were created to reflect the people and a car of the time period of 1910 and offered to students as part of the “Fall Harvest Dance”.
COSI On Wheels
A Foundation grant awarded to Melissa Koenig for Parkview Early Education Center. A high energy interactive assembly presentation and classroom time called “What’s Wild” for children to discover animal habitats and how wild life biologists use technology to study and manage animal populations.
Math-O-Matic Software Program
A Foundation grant awarded to Mary Vaughn for Gilles-Sweet Elementary School. Purchased a software program that allows teachers to completely differentiate basic math fact practice for all students and enable each student to practice math facts at his or her own level.
Guided Reading Approach to Early Literacy
A Foundation grant awarded to Melissa Koenig for Parkview Early Education Center. A Guided Reading Approach that allows teachers to match reading instruction to the individual learning needs of the students. Items purchased included a Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, training with a staff partner from Kent State University and 2 small group listening centers.