Shaw teachers Claudia Valadez, Sherry Nilles, Stacy Williams and Amanda Hughes show off their mini-grant check.
PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI-GRANT
Applicants: Stacy Williams, Kelly Costley
Mini-Grant Name: Shawsome Mathematics
Abstract: Shawsome Mathematics is an instructional framework designed for creating an environment that facilitates learning through the use of work stations and small group instruction in the math classroom. Research indicates the most effective process for teaching mathematics to begin with concrete objects, such as manipulatives, to provide students with mental images of abstract concepts. The Shawsome Mathematics framework will provide students with hands-on, differentiated learning experiences to assist in closing the achievement gap by implementing work stations and small-group instruction. Shaw students will show continued growth on STAAR assessments and an increased percentage of students who are able to meet the College and Career Readiness Standards.
Sponsor: Texas Bay Area Credit Union
Jesse Gutierrez of Texas Bay Area Credit Union presents a mini-grant check to Williams, Hughes, Milles and Valadez. Also presenting are Amber Thames (far left) with the Texas Bay Area Credit Union; (back left to right) Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees member Fred Roberts; Pasadena ISD Education Foundation President Bill Barmore; Linda Lukaszewski of Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union; and Robert Morgan and Toloria Allen with the Port of Houston Authority.