Mini-grant writer Heather Wheeler (center, with check) shares the excitement with (on the left) Melillo Principal Diane Wheeler; Assistant Principal Maria Padilla; Kenney Holick of Herff Jones; Melissa Buell of Dell, the mini-grant sponsor; Deborah Desmuke of American Acryl; and (on the right) Melillo teachers Doug Reiland and Kelly Jurek; Kem Buise of Bordens; teacher Ashley Chapman; Phil Barker of Shell Pipeline; Assistant Principal Chris Bui; and Pasadena ISD Education Foundation member Terry Brotherton.
PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI-GRANT
Applicants: Heather Wheeler (primary), Douglas Reiland, Ashley Chapman, Christine Wright, Kelly Jurek, Molly Ganter (secondary)
Mini-Grant Name: Laptops for Fifth-Grade Science
Abstract: Our science program is geared for a love of learning. Our classrooms need to operate at a high student engagement level. We find that when we use technology, the students come alive and really enjoy the activity. They are able to make those learning connections. We want to build more of this excitement by adding laptop stations to our classroom-station, rotation-activities list. Students will be able to participate in Web Quests, data analysis, additional research, virtual labs and aligned website activities while other classmates are participating at a hands-on station or even a teacher station.
Sponsor: Dell Computer