Concord Education Fund

2006

CPS: K-8

Making Middle School Classrooms More Interactive – Activeboards Part 2

Grant Amount: $22,716
School: CMS

This grant funds four complete Activeboard set-ups for the Concord Middle Schools, including ibook computers for each.    Activeboard technology has had system wide success in the Concord Public Schools, as it allows teachers and students to capture and manipulate text and video, creating interactive classroom lessons.

Using Outstanding Musical Equipment – Keyboard Lab

Grant Amount:  $12,500
School: CMS

This grant will fund 25 keyboards for the Sanborn Schools so students can learn how to play the keyboard in music class.  This will greatly enhance the music curriculum at Sanborn, and Peabody students already have this equipment and opportunity.

Teacher’s College Reading/Writing at Alcott

Grant Amount: $15,000
School: Alcott

This grant allows teachers at Alcott School to expand their already successful training in the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project Network of Columbia University. Teachers will receive onsite professional development in teaching writing to students in grades 1 through 5. The goals of this program align with the district-wide goal of increasing student achievement in writing.

Teacher’s College Reading/Writing at Thoreau

Grant Amount: $15,000
School: Thoreau

This grant allows teachers at the Thoreau School to begin training in the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project Network of Columbia University. This program has been proven successful at the Alcott School.  For this first year, Thoreau teachers will receive onsite professional development in teaching writing to students in grades 1 through 3. The goals of this program align with the district-wide goal of increasing student achievement in writing.

Teacher’s College Reading/Writing at Willard

Grant Amount: $7,500
School: Willard

This grant allows teachers at the Willard School to begin training in the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project Network of Columbia University. This program has been proven successful at Alcott School. For this first year, Willard teachers will receive onsite professional development in teaching writing to students in grades 1 through 3. The goals of this program align with the district-wide goal of increasing student achievement in writing. (note: The Willard PTG funded an additional $7,500 for this program at Willard.)

CCHS: 9-12

Creating and Adapting Science Curriculum

Grant Amount: $10,000
School: CCHS

This grant will provide the entire CCHS science department high-end training using Activeboard technology.  Over the summer, sub-departments will create new resources and adapt curriculum for digital delivery.  In addition, there will be Train-The Trainer workshops by Promethean for one teacher from each sub-department on advanced topics of Activestudio software.  Through this grant, our current technology will be taken to an optimum level.

Podcasting Science Lessons

Grant Amount: $3,724
School: CCHS

This grant provides the technology to pilot Podcasting in CCHS earth science classrooms. Podcasting is a cutting edge technology, and the use of this technology in educational settings is growing.  Classes and lectures will be recorded with this equipment and Podcasted via the internet. Students may listen to the audio on their computer or iPod, as well as download powerpoint presentations shown in class.  It is simple for students to use, and a great educational resource.

Activeboards for Foreign Language Classrooms

Grant Amount: $9,058
School: CCHS

CEF is pleased to fund two additional Activeboards to the CCHS Foreign Language Department. This technology has been proven successful within this department and the teachers have made a unified effort to integrate the technology into their curriculum.

Applied Technology Part”B”

Grant Amount: $68,900
School: CCHS

This exciting grant will provide 24 high-end graphic workstations and software for the art computer lab. Art courses that will most benefit from this technology are Digital Imaging, Advanced Digital Imaging and Computer Aided Design. This technology will allow the students to increase their creativity and produce higher level work as is expected in these popular courses.