Surely cookies bought for charitable causes don't contain calories...right? Well, never mind that. Who wouldn't love a bus or apple shaped cookie? A benefit hosted by Blue Baker (800 University Dr. E. or 201 Dominik) will generate proceeds for the Bryan ISD Education Foundation March 24 - March 29.
The Foundation has awarded $529,739 in teacher grants and $426,235 in scholarships since it was established in 1999, including $50,000 in teacher grants last October. The grants are submitted annually by teachers to fund projects that enhance the learning experience in classrooms.
The Foundation funded projects such as:
• Empowered Learning in a Flipped Classroom—purchasing of DVD players with instructional DVDs to serve as resources in the modern “flipped classroom,” a concept that involves learning at home and practical application of that learning in the classroom.
• Speed Graph Materials—helping students make sense of graphs as mathematical representations of real world situations. The activity ties physical motion to a graph and helps students make sense of gathering data and representing it with mathematics using a chart.
• Map It!—a project using document cameras to project interactive learning in geography classes.
Other funded projects include an iPod listening station to allow 2-4 kindergarten students to listen to listen and read simultaneously and also a project that subscribes to databases that allow students to learn, understand and begin to practice research practices and strategies.
In addition to funding teacher grants and other special projects, the Foundation recognizes area leaders each year that attended Bryan ISD schools and went on to contribute and give back to their community.
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Click here to learn more about the Bryan ISD Education Foundation.