With these awards, teachers have added new classroom technology such as digital cameras and iPads; and developed new hands-on learning opportunities in art, computer science, drama, foreign languages, genetics, mathematics, and physics; and supplemented course materials with resources that encourage skills in cooperative learning, small group work, reading comprehension, and team building.
In 2013, Classroom Impact Grants supported the following projects:
- Lego Body Systems (Mallett/Simon Middle, Sweere/Ruth Doyle Middle, and Bates/Carl Stuart Middle)
- Operation See Straight (Pouncy/Ruth Doyle Middle)
- ALE Incentives (German/Ruth Doyle Middle)
- Art and Drama Collaboration – Spring Musical (Massingill/Conway Junior High)
- Bring the Listening Station into the 21st Century (Woodrow Cummins Elementary)
- iPod Touch in the Classroom (Glover/Ellen Smith Elementary)
- Electromagnets (Ferrand/Conway Junior High)
- Flippin’ Out with Digital Flip Cameras (Bailey/Carl Stuart Middle)
- Make Me Google (Clark/Carolyn Lewis Elementary)
- Lexia Laptop Remediation (Vallance/Florence Mattison Elementary)
- Inherited Traits: How Blood Types Are Determined and Inherited (Gray/ Conway Junior High)
- Electromagnetic Spectrum (Dow/Conway Junior High)
- CPR (Worlow/ Conway Junior High)
This year, Classroom Impact Grants supported the following projects:
- Bowling Ball Physics (Branscum/ Conway Junior High)
- STARS – Simon Students Taking Academic Responsibility (Powell/Simon Middle)
- Lexia Learning for At-Risk Students (Glover & Jones/ Theodore Jones Elementary)
- iLearn with iPods (Taylor/ Ellen Smith Elementary)
- iLearn – Students using an iPad for Math Interventions (Smith/Woodrow Cummins Elementary)
- Developing Communication Skills in the Foreign Language Classroom (Hibbard/Conway Junior High)
- Read the Day Away (Vint/Ruth Doyle)
- Bicycle Anatomy: Simple and Compound Machines (Rudesill/ Bob Courtway Middle)
- Laptops for GT (Parks/Ida Burns Elementary)
Due by May 27, 2016
2016 – 2017 Application Guidelines
- Grant applications are due on or before May 27, 2016. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2017. Grant recipients must submit a final, detailed evaluation report to the Foundation via email no later than April 10, 2017. Failure to do so will automatically exclude the recipient from future grant cycles.
- Grant requests from a minimum of $250 up to a maximum of $750 will be accepted. Grant requests over $750 will not be considered.
- Projects must directly involve students, demonstrate sound educational values, and have clear, well-defined goals.
- Well-written grants that demonstrate creativity, innovation, and hands-on learning will be given preference.
- Grants may be used to purchase equipment or to provide field trip transportation per grant cycle if these are components of a larger “focus” project.
- Any tangible items purchased become the property of Conway Public Schools.
- Only one grant request may be submitted per teacher or team, with any given teacher’s name appearing on only one grant per grant cycle. No funds will be awarded for duplicate grants.
- The projected budget must include an itemized list of purchases by category. Example: you may list “classroom books” – you don’t have to list each individual title.
- Grants for technology (flash drives, external hard drives, flip cameras, digital cameras, etc.) are eligible for funding, again if these are components of a larger “focus” project. All technology equipment including software must be pre-approved by Joel Dean before submission to be sure the items are compatible with Conway’s system.
- Grant money may not be used to pay for substitute teachers.
- After saving the application to your device and filling out the grant, please print off, acquire the required signatures (principal’s and if indicated Joel Dean’s), and send to Peggy Town in the Superintendent’s Office. Please identify as a CPSF Grant Application.