The Lawrence Schools Foundation has distributed more than $24,000 in grants to fund teacher innovation in the classroom.
The 14 grants, which ranged from $500 to $3,000 will be used for a variety of purchases, including iPads, heart rate monitors, digital microscopes and computer programs. The Lawrence Schools Foundation has awarded 110 grants totaling nearly $165,000 since 2003. This year’s grants include:
• $3,000 for iPads and materials that will allow non verbal students to communicate at Kennedy.
• $3,000 for heart rate monitors that will be incorporated into the physical education program at Lawrence High School.
• $2,500 for materials that support learning behaviors at New York.
• $2,500 for materials that support learning behaviors at Woodlawn.
• $2,305 for digital microscopes at Sunflower that will project images on a screen.
• $2,038 for an iPad that will teach students about appropriate behavior throughout the district.
• $1,800 for materials and iPad that will help students make and sell coffee at Free State High School.
• $1,700 for materials to incorporate activities into the Antarctic Explorers unit at Sunflower.
• $1,500 for iPod touches and other technology to enhance job performance as part of the Project SEARCH program.
• $1,298 for a program that helps determine learning styles and incorporates exercises to reach students at Woodlawn.
• $800 for Sim City, a simulation computer game that will teach students at Southwest Middle School about governments.
• $750 for technology that will allow the art department at LHS to incorporate wax into photographs and painting.
• $700 for providing materials and training for a program that will have Free State students teach about tolerance to the lower grade levels.
• $500 for producing plays about bullying at Southwest.