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FBE Announces Learning Excellence and Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant Awards Totaling $21,400


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The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce and summarize grants that were recently approved for the 2021-2022 academic year. Attached is a summary of seven new grants totaling $21,400.

We are very grateful for the generous community support the FBE receives that enables us to provide this well-deserved support for Belmont Public Schools.

LEARNING EXCELLENCE GRANTS

Applicant Target School Award Title Grant Purpose Target Area Amount

Jessica DeFrances

All Elementary

Digging Deep in Fractional Concepts using Multi-Sensory Techniques

to purchase additional math manipulatives for all elementary 4th grade classes to use in small group instruction that builds conceptual understanding of computation with mixed numbers

Mathematics

$1,030

Deborah McDevitt, Rebecca Silver

Chenery

Grade 7 Culturally Responsive Classroom Grant - the Caribbean and Asia

to purchase book and puzzles to better include diverse voices and learning styles in the Grade 7 World Geography Caribbean and Asia units

Social Studies

$2,612

Vanessa Bullard, Jonathan Marks

Chenery

Modeling DNA / RNA with MIT's Edgerton Center Kits

to purchase Model DNA and RNA kits for the Grade 8 Science Curriculum

Science

$2,400

Victoria D'Annunzio, Mari Brito

Chenery Middle School

Free Voluntary Reading Library

to purchase books to set up a library so seventh-grade students in World Language classes can access a variety of engaging books they can read during Free Voluntary Reading time

World Language

$3,898

Marnie Wolfe, Jacqueline Duane

Butler

Intervention is a WIN

to fund additional paired texts to support the comprehension needs of grade 2 students to bolster their discussions and awareness of text structure, as well as building content knowledge

ELA

$2,740

TOTAL: $12,680


INNOVATIVE TEACHING INITIATIVE GRANT

Applicant Target School Award Title Grant Purpose Target Area Amount

Kathryn McLeod

Belmont High School

Belmont Attends the Computer Science Teachers Association Annual Conference

to fund the registration fee for the Belmont High School computer science teacher to attend the Computer Science Teachers Association annual conference, which runs from July 14-July 17 in Chicago

Science

$325

Elizabeth Baker

Chenery Middle School

OpenSciEd Training and Materials for Grades 7 & 8

to fund a consultant to bring in- depth training for one OpenSciEd unit for both 7th and/or 8th grade teachers and to pay for teacher materials

Science

$8,395

TOTAL: $8,720


TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED IN WINTER 2022:  $21,400






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