Moore teacher Marie Alanis is surrounded by students as she accepts her mini-grant check from Phil Barker, representing mini-grant sponsor Shell Pipeline.
PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI-GRANTS
Applicants: Angelica Moreno-Perez, Jill Lacamu (primary), Marie Alanis, Christina Le-Tran, Jennifer Meier (secondary)
Mini-Grant Name: Bridging Languages Between Home and School
Abstract: The Bridging Languages program will assist in bridging communication between school personnel and ELL parents. It will also accelerate English proficiency for LEP and monolingual students. Parents, LEP students and staff will have the opportunity to utilize the Rosetta Stone online program on campus and from home. ELL parents will gain the language skills needed to better assist their children in the educational process. Those skills will also allow them to enhance their lives. Staff members will have the opportunity to learn basic language skills in the foreign languages that predominate in our area.
Sponsor: Herff Jones
Applicant: Marie Alanis
Mini-Grant Name: Connecting Writing to Film Making
Abstract: Moore Elementary acknowledges that today's students are digital learners. The implementation of the American Film Institute Screen Education curriculum along with our Language Arts curriculum will allow students to take charge of their own learning as well as be engaged deeply in 21st Century skills. Using digital video, students will conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate effective writing skills. The AFI curriculum will allow students to take traditional story writing and turn it into collaborative digital productions. Students from kindergarten through fourth grade will use the AFI process to become self-motivated, creative and collaborative writers.
Sponsor: Shell Pipeline
Applicants: Cindy Walker (primary), Marie Alanis, Beth Anne Mullen (secondary)
Mini-Grant Name: Reading in the 21st Century
Abstract: The purpose of this program is to improve at-risk students' comprehension skills and motivate them to read by integrating technology and reading. This project will prepare the students to be 21st Century readers and learners through the use of iPads, ebooks, and educational apps that will allow them to learn in a different way. Teachers will use ebooks and apps for instruction to improve reading skills and motivate readers.
Sponsor: LJA Engineering
Moore counselor Angelica Moreno-Perez accepts a mini-grant check from Kenney Holick of Herff Jones, the mini-grant sponsor.
Moore librarian Cindy Walker takes a victory lap with her mini-grant check.