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2020-2021 Teaching Grants

The Dickinson Education Foundation awarded $142,660 in teaching grants for Fall 2020. Teachers write grants in hopes of starting new innovative programs, purchasing new equipment or instructional materials for their classrooms.

DCC/DALC: $1,000

Fill up the Library- $1,000

(Wendy Chide)

The library will be equipped with up-to-date books to continue encouraging students to become lifelong readers.

Dickinson High School: $10,000

Theatrical Design in the Technology World- $10,000

(Laurel Powell, Melissa Brown, Marisa Hataway)

Students will have the opportunities through technology to challenge their creative minds and develop skills and knowledge to design sets, costumes, publicity and the scenic elements they will need to prepare for UIL Theatrical Design Competitions as well as creating portfolios for college admissions to further their education. Funds will be used to purchase Apple iPad Pro tablets and pencils.

  Dickinson High School: $13,500

Engineering & Robotics- $13,500

 (Sara Malloy)

Support 6 robotics teams with team registrations and virtual competitions with the VEXVRC program. In addition, we will start a JV-robotics team with our 9th grade center and support student engineering projects and equipment improvements.

Dickinson High School: $5,000

Welding Inspection Certifications- $5,000

 (Dusty Green)

To provide hands on learning for students in the field of Visual Testing and aid students in taking and mastering their industry test. This will allow welding students a secondary career path in the welding industry as Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Technicians. Funds will be used to purchase certifications and training materials.

Dickinson High School: $3,500

Top 20 Graduates Celebration- $3,500

 (Angie Estes)

Provide a recognition celebration to honor the Top 20 Graduates and a special teacher that has assisted the students in reaching their educational goals. DISD administrators and parents of the Top 20 Graduates are invited to join the celebration.

Dickinson High School: $1,000

Biology Models- $1,000

 (Victoria Cutaia)

To provide hands on learning utilizing animal cells, plant cells, and human body torsos models. This will increase the student’s ability to see and trace out processes that have been vague with 2D picture coloring and labeling. The human body torso will help students identify important organs in the studied body systems, visualize how the organs interact together and systems interact with each other.

Kranz Junior High: $3,360

Education in Action’s “Discover Texas Virtual Field Trip”- $3,360

(Nathan Robinson)

To provide a supplement to what students are learning in Texas History and English class through a virtual trip. Students will follow the battles of the Texas Revolution across the state with virtual stops at The Alamo and San Jacinto Battleground Monument as well as a virtual tour of the Texas Capitol to see where the events of the revolution are commemorated and our law-making process take place. Funds will be used to purchase Discover Texas field trip kits with souvenirs, learning materials, hands-on activities, research journals, and more. 

Kranz Junior High: $1,000

Short-Throw Projector for Theatrical Design- $1,000 

(Jonathan Kyle Crawford)

To enhance the theatre program performances through the use of up-to-date and portable technology with a projector specifically for use in Theatrical Performances. When combined with other design elements (actors, lighting, costumes, sets props), projections will expand the ability to tell the theatrical story without limits.

McAdams Junior High: $5,000

Lightbox Interactive Digital Books- $5,000

(Cheryl Tippit)

Will provide students and teachers with 89 Lightbox Interactive Digital Book Titles that will make learning exciting and content come to life by interacting with the pages of the books they read. Students will be provided with a variety of content to inspire all readers through the usage of text, audio, video, slideshows, activities, quizzes, vocabulary and Google Maps.

McAdams Junior High: $800

“Go” Sound Like a Pro- $800

(Tara Jones)

To enhance the theatre program performances through the use of up-to-date and portable technology with an iPad equipped with a software program that allows the student Sound Technician to have full control of all the music and sound effect sequences in real times. Students will gain experience with technology that is being utilized in theatre companies across the country.

Lobit Middle School: $1,000

Championing Chapter Books- $1,000

(Sherri Howard)

The library will be equipped with chapter books that our 2nd and 3rd grade students, whom have developed their reading skills, will have the opportunity to advance their literacy level. In addition, chapter books that fall next in the beloved series will be available for 4th through 6th grade.

Barber Middle School: $10,000

Swivl Me This- $10,000

(Jenna McClung)

Students will be provided an opportunity to take ownership of their learning using a hands on approach. The devices will allow students to become the teacher by connecting to its microphone that communicates with the iPad enabling them to record their thoughts and demonstrate learning. The Swivl can be utilized for self-reflections, peer feedback, coaching for students and remote learning. 

Barber Middle School: $5,000

eBooks- $5,000

(Chelsea Winters)

To assist teachers in successfully closing the achievement gap by providing digital resources to students in a variety of fiction eBooks. A selection that is on level, age appropriate, aligned with state curriculum and compatible with any device. Students are able to browse the online collection, examine pictures, summaries and narrow down choices to “check out” and read at home or on the go.

Dunbar Middle School: $5,000

DrumFIT- $5,000

(Sharon Boudreaux)

DrumFIT addresses student’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs, making fitness easy to teach and a blast to learn! DrumFIT combines music, creativity and fitness to keep students engaged while building self-confidence, promoting social emotional learning and increasing focus/attention.

Dunbar Middle School: $5,000

Listen to Learning the Way We Should!- $5,000

(Jaime Garcia)

To provide technology resources to each student to ensure they are being provided best practices to assist them in completing daily lessons and assignments. Funds will be used to purchase personal listening devices and microphones for student use.

Dunbar Middle School: $1,000

Webcams- $1,000

(Nicole Marak)

To provide technology resources for digital or remote learning with webcams. This will allow teachers access to high definition webcams with flexibility in movement and recording angles to record their lessons and science experiments for students.

Lobit Elementary: $10,000

On the Right Track- $10,000

(Saleena Butler)

To provide additional resources to keep students moving in the right direction toward growth for all. The goal is to facilitate and enrich our students love for reading and math by making less of a struggle and more of an enjoyable experience.   Funds will be used to purchase guided grade-level kids for math and STEM.

Lobit Elementary: $1,000

A Quiet Place- $1,000 

(Marco Esparza)

To develop a counseling library with a wide variety of story books that will compliment character building lessons taught by social and emotional learning teams as well as classroom teachers to benefit all students.

Lobit Elementary: $1,000

Breaking the Reading Code- $1,000 

(Melissa Matranga)

To build a library of decodable chapter books that will help the students take what they learn in their dyslexia classes using decoding strategies and apply them to text for reading pleasure.

Hughes Road Elementary: $1,000

eBooks - $5,000

(Lisa Brown)

To assist teachers in successfully closing the achievement gap by providing digital resources to students in a variety of fiction eBooks. A selection that is on level, age appropriate, aligned with state curriculum and compatible with any device. Students are able to browse the online collection, examine pictures, summaries and narrow down choices to “check out” and read at home or on the go.

Hughes Road Elementary: $1,000

Exceptional Learning through Robotics- $5,000                        (Daniel Hopkins)

By equipping our students with real world opportunities, they will now be able to make more connections with Math and Science.  Funds will be used to purchase a STEM cart filled with Education Robotics to allow teachers to bring much needed experiences to our students. 

Silbernagel Elementary: $1,000

DrumFIT - $10,000

(Kristi Freund)

DrumFIT addresses student’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs, making fitness easy to teach and a blast to learn! DrumFIT combines music, creativity and fitness to keep students engaged while building self-confidence, promoting social emotional learning and increasing focus/attention.  

Silbernagel Elementary: $1,000

eBooks - $5,000

(Samantha Batttleson)

To assist teachers in successfully closing the achievement gap by providing digital resources to students in a variety of fiction eBooks. A selection that is on level, age appropriate, aligned with state curriculum and compatible with any device. Students are able to browse the online collection, examine pictures, summaries and narrow down choices to “check out” and read at home or on the go. 

Silbernagel Elementary: $1,000

Social Emotional Learning Books- $1,000

(Samantha Batttleson)

To provide books for support of our Social Emotional Learning Curriculum and assist students in learning how to be compassionate, empathetic, and kind. 

San Leon Elementary: $1,000

Rhythm & Movement - $1,000

(Karina Alvarado)

Using rhythm and movement will assist with student’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. Build brain connection by improving coordination, increasing focus, attention and assist with teaching fine motor skills.  Funds will be used to purchase DrumFit equipment and programming. 

K.E Little Elementary: $10,000

¡Libros y más, por favor!- $10,000

(Brook Morgan, Wendy Pineda)

To enhance our library with Dual Language books and materials to promote our students in staying engaged in bi-literacy learning.   

K.E Little Elementary: $2,000

Let The Games Begin- $2,000

(Ronnetta McNair)

The literacy games and resources will teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, building stamina, taking turns and interaction with others. Funds will be used to purchase reading and comprehension games and learning kits.

Calder Road Elementary: $1,000

On Air In 3, 2, 1 - $1,000

(Dianna Jones, Sommerlyn Paschal, Julie Ivory)

This newsroom will provide opportunities and experiences to learn about a digital world in digital world. Student learning will be enriched in all content areas and in various ways, from researching topics, to recording, to presenting and editing.  Funds will be used to purchase recording and studio equipment appropriate for elementary students. 

Bay Colony Elementary $5,000

MakerSpace at the Bay- $5,000                                          (Heather Petway, Fran Heilker)

We will provide hands on STEM activities that create a creative, collaborative environment. These activates will help increase curiosity and creativity across grade levels. Funds will be used to purchase learning materials and hands-on activities. 

Bay Colony Elementary $1,000

Libros en Español, Por Favor- $1,000

(Becky Snyder)

To enhance our library with Dual Language books and materials to promote our students in staying engaged in bi-literacy learning.   

District Wide $10,000

Gator CORE Kits -$10,000

(Amy Cmaidlaka)

The Gator CORE (Campuses Offering Resilience in Education) Kits will equip Dickinson ISD staff with materials, activities and curriculum to work with our most vulnerable students to provide our students with sculpted lessons to meet their individual needs.  

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