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The Concord Ed Fund generously awards $136,453.98 to CPS and CCHS

The CEF generously awards $136,453.98 to CPS and CCHS for 16 innovative teacher projects ranging from Creating a STEAM Innovation Lab for K5 Students, STEM Weather Balloon Project-Year 2 including an ocean landing to “Abolitionists of Concord” Trunk: An Exploration of the Diversity of Concord’s Abolitionist Movement.

Title

Contact

Schools

Amount

Description

The Peers as Leaders (PAL) for All English Language Learners at Thoreau (AeLL). PALS for AELL at Thoreau.

Beth Murphy

Thoreau

$ 2,850.00

Training and time for two teachers to develop peer mentorship for ELL students at Thoreau.

CMS – Addressing Student Stress through work with Challenge Success

Drew Rosenshine

CMS

$ 3,500.00

Analysis and consultation of results from the Challenge Success for CMS survey given last year.

“Abolitionists of Concord” Trunk: An Exploration of the Diversity of Concord’s Abolitionist Movement

Seeta G Durvasula

CMS

$ 2,400.00

3 abolitionist trunks – reproduction objects to highlight African American contributions for incorporation into history education.

Sewing Machines for Basic Sewing elective at Concord Middle School

Maria McDermott

CMS

$ 4,485.00

Sewing machines for use in CMS sewing classes.

Stability Ball Chairs for the Classroom

Laura Regis

CMS

$ 2,400.00

Pilot to see if stability ball chairs help with mindfulness exercises.

Concord Innovates Creating a STEAM Innovation Lab for K5 Students

Kristine Herbert

Elem

$ 78,610.98

Concord Innovation lab materials for space in Ripley focused on STEAM and maker activites.

Masks and Acting

Kevin Shancady

CMS

$ 1,000.00

Purchase of theatrical masks for use in studying Ancient Greece and Rome.

SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) Convention 2017 in Boston

Nancy Slocum

CCHS

3,000.00$

Send 4 physical education teachers to Society of Health and Physical Educators in Boston

Raising Threatened Marbled Salamanders at CCHS

Kathleen Rusilas

CCHS

1,106.00$

Supporting materials for a new course next year at CCHS called Diversity of Life.

3D Printer for STEAM Classes

Elaine A Picard

CCHS

2,950.00$

3D printer for STEAM classes at CCHS. Supports first robotics club.

Harmony Director for Concord-Carlisle HS Instrumental Music

David Gresko

CCHS

2,250.00$

Musical tool to help CCHS instrumental teachers be more effective and efficient.

3D Ceramic Printer

John Lindner

CCHS

7,345.00$

3D printer for ceramics class at CCHS.

The Start-Up Experience

Michael Vela

CCHS

13,500.00$

Entrepreneur workshop program for CCHS students. Students compete in startup teams to; Define a specific user need -> do research to find and screen relevant technologies -> create ideas and conceptualize a brilliant solution -> validate the business model -> Build a prototype -> use visual communication to pitch the idea to a professional jury.

STEM Weather Balloon Project-Year 2 including an ocean landing

Theresa Ruggiero

CCHS

7,257.00$

STEM Weather Balloon Project-Year 2 including an ocean landing and tracking over a week.

Virtual Reality in the Earth Science Classroom

Ray Pavlik

CCHS

3,000.00$

Virtual reality camera and headset for earth science class.

The Multi-Lingual Magic of Brice Kapel

Caitlin Smith

CCHS

800.00$

Professional French performance artist to spend time with students in class and in performance.