2008 - 2006 Grants
2011 Fall Grant Recipients
Bayless Intermediate School $9,292
Culling the Common Core Standards: ActivBoards with Mount System and LCD, ActivInspire Professional Edition DVDs, and Professional Development. The goal of this grant is to improve the English MAP scores of 270 Bayless intermediate students through a partnership of 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers, an English Language Learner specialist, a technology teacher and the librarian. The technology requested will facilitate student mastery in information-gathering, note taking, writing formats and presentation skills.
Gateway Institute of Technology $10,900
Learning and Communicating Using iPads: Apple iPad 2s, iPad apps, iPad cases, and professional development. This grant will provide iPads for students with autism. This extremely flexible and mobile teaching tool readily incorporates research-based effective strategies for teaching this population, including visual presentation, predictability, immediate positive consequences, high-interest lessons and video modeling. Using a wide range of applications, each student will have daily opportunities to work on skills related to their individualized academic, communication and social goals.
Gilson Brown Elementary School $7,470
Improve Instructional Strategies and Enhance Student Learning Through the Use of Interactive Response Systems: 2Know! Classroom Response Systems. This project will allow the staff of Gilson Brown Elementary School to enhance instructional strategies while keeping students engaged in the lesson. The use of Systems Response Tools will allow teachers to gather immediate feedback based on student response and develop "on-the-spot" assessments to gauge instructional effectiveness.
Most Holy Trinity Catholic School and Academy $9,000
Eyes and Ears - Progressive Learning Aids: Mobile interactive whiteboard, professional development, Jamroom software, custom website design and web mastering/support. This grant will allow both students and parents to tune into the learning process by using visual and audio broadcast learning aids. A parent unable to attend a student SMART Board presentation can tune in remotely from home or office and become part of the learning. Students promote interactive learning opportunities by A) using technology tools B) sharing skills - teaching others C) using today's media to connect school to home and family.
Normandy School District $15,000
Using Mobile Devices to Improve Student Achievement in Literacy Skills and Teacher Technology Integration in the Elementary School: Apple iPad 2s with Apple Care protection, Bretford PowerSync Cart, iPad apps, professional development, and METC registration. Lucas Crossing Elementary School in the Normandy School District will be involved in a pilot program to introduce iPad 2s to two single gender 5th grade classes and two gifted classrooms(2nd and 3rd grade), in order to increase student achievement in media literacy and teacher effectiveness in integrating technology.
Rogers Middle School $15,000
Teaching with Touch Pad Technology: Apple iPad 2s, iPad cart, Mac ProBook, iPad apps, VGA displays, camera connection kit, and wireless keyboards. Using iPads, students will be able to use more hands on technology to become proficient in grade level expectations for Math and Communication Arts in Missouri.
Roosevelt High School $14,592
Technology Individualized for Learning Literature: Dell Latitude 2120 Netbooks, laptop cart, and a Promethean board. Roosevelt High School has a diverse population which includes 152 English Language Learners, many of whom have little or no English proficiency. Consequently, their academic achievement scores are significantly below those of other students. This grant will address the Communication Arts deficiencies these newcomer students are encountering, utilizing technology accessed via a mobile computer lab and Promethean Board.
Soldan International Studies High School $9,295
Media Creation Lab (MCL): Dell laptops, laser printer, Sony Vegas Pro, Finale, Yamaha keyboards, survival kits for keyboards, headphones, flip cameras, Bower wide lenses, tripods, camera pouch packs, blank DVD’s, disc envelopes, power strips, and wireless microphones. Students will create digital portfolios which will contain a variety of project types including documents, sound recordings and videos which represent a snapshot of a student's growth and development over their 4 years at Soldan.
St. James the Greater School $8,044
The "Click & Climb" Project; Integrating Wireless Response Systems to Stimulate Student Achievement: SMART response wireless remotes with receivers and software, Additional SMART response receivers, and professional development. This grant will bring an exciting new technology into the 3rd-8th grade classrooms at their school. These 'clickers' will be integrated into the daily classroom routine. The features of this new technology will be focused on improving student achievement - most specifically in the area of mathematics. A staff member at St. James the Greater School states, “We hope that students will 'click' and see their test scores 'climb'.”
St. Paul’s Lutheran School $15,000
SMART Technology Across the Curriculum: Dell Latitude Netbooks, Windows 7, Prezi subscription, Model Chemlab, Interactive Physics, SMART Board, audio system, and projector. This grant will provide new laptops and a SMART Board for use in the the 7th and 8th grade classroom. This project will allow students the opportunity to participate in virtual science labs, learn how to use technological tools to make a presentation, to create a cartoon, to increase their research skills that will transfer for use in other subjects, and will be able to use an integrated SMART Board to maximize learning in all curriculum subjects. St. Paul’s Lutheran School will also receive an additional $3,000 grant for this project from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis.
Twin Oaks Christian School $12,603
Incorporating Technology into the Classroom at Twin Oaks Christian School to Enhance Student Learning: Mimio Teach Bars, Mimio pads, Mimio View document cameras, Mimio Vote, IPEVO document cameras, and a T1 expansion for 12 months. This grant addresses two key goals of the school: to increase access to information and to increase student comprehension of lesson material. Technology tools such as the Mimio Teach and Mimio View systems will increase critical thinking skills, engage learners, increase active participation and inspire solutions. Students with various learning styles will be served. Student comprehension will be assessed quickly.
2011 Spring Grant Recipients
Christ Community Lutheran School $14,539
Creating a 21st Century Learning Environment: Apple Macbook, iPad 2 units, iPad cart, and professional development. Studies have shown that students in 1:1 environments outperform students from non-1:1 environments. This project helps supply the equipment necessary to create a 21st Century learning environment for all 7th and 8th grade students at Christ Community Lutheran School. This grant is funded in part by the Lutheran Foundation.
Clayton Academy $9,766
Technology Update and Training for Students with Learning Challenges: Notebooks, Desktops, USB Flash Drives, BitDefender Total Security 2011, and costs association setup and networking of all computers. This grant will provide laptops for our older students and desktops for our younger classrooms, along with essential software. The goal of the project is to enable our teaching staff to incorporate technology and the internet into our daily curriculum, increasing the level of digital literacy, engagement in the subject material and overall academic achievement of all our students.
Clyde Hamrick Elementary $15,000
MIMIO – Making Interactions More Innovative Overall: Projectors, Presentation Carts, Laptops, Mimio Capture Kit, Mimio Teach, and Mimio Pads. Our goal at Clyde Hamrick Elementary is to purchase and use MIMIO Technology to achieve greater academic gains. Teachers will be able to incorporate technology in their lessons and connect students to an innovative and global world that they otherwise may not have access to. Many of our students do not have access to technology, other than what is utilized during school hours.
Giant Steps of St. Louis $4,200
Communications Technologies for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Apple iPads, Proloquo, and Video Voice Software. This grant will allow the Giant Steps Speech Therapy Department to integrate innovative communication technologies into the Individual Education Plans of nonverbal children and to train support staff in their use.
Good Shepherd Lutheran School $9,023
Preparing Our Present for the Future: ActivVotes student responders, ActivExpressions student responders, video cameras, and Apple iPad2 tablets, Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s goal is to continue to provide innovative use of technology in education to prepare our students for the future. In this project, we will continue to prepare our students by providing wireless interactive responders for the students to use during lessons and interactive tablets to enable our teachers, especially our resource teacher, by assisting students to achieve more. This grant is funded in part by the Lutheran Foundation.
Grandview R-II High School $15,000
1:1 Tablet Project: Apps/Software for 1:1 Android Tablet project, Micro SD cards for tablets and external keyboards for tablets. Our goal is to provide every high school student with a tablet computer and provide students with electronic textbooks and books, while putting the power of the internet and the vast benefits a tablet would provide in their hands.
Lutheran High School Assn. of St. Charles County $15,000
1 to 1 – iPad Initiative: iPad 2 tablets. It is the plan of the Lutheran High School Association of St. Charles County to have each student attending Lutheran High equipped with an iPad. Families will be asked to buy-in to the program but we recognize that some families lack the resources to do so. This grant will provide the funds needed to purchase iPads for those students lacking the financial resources.
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District $14,800
Viewing Our Community Through a New Lens: Apple iPod Touch units, Flip Ultra HD cameras, Cannon-Power Shot Cameras, Camcorders, Boreal Digital Standard Zoom Stereomicroscope, Smart Response System. Our school believes that documenting and reflecting on our expeditionary learning model through the use of digital storytelling technology will provide our students with an unparalleled depth and richness to their learning and understanding our community. This grant will allow us to build the capacity to expand our work in sharing, collaborating, and demonstrating to ourselves and our community the power of the middle school mind to engage complex issues.
Marian Middle School $14,999
Magnificat Credit Recovery Program: Laptops, Mobile Workstations, Laptop cart, SMART Board, Professional Development, and tech support for new equipment. Marian Middle School, in collaboration with Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP), will provide an alternate, innovative educational opportunity for students at high risk of dropping out of high school. Our unique Magnificat Credit Recovery Program will act as a supplement to our established Graduate Support Program, which provides Marian alumnae with the social, academic, emotional and financial support needed to assure their success in secondary educational institutions. Students participating in the Magnificat Credit Recovery Program have fallen behind in a traditional academic setting and possess several risk factors which statistically suggest they will not graduate from high school. This grant is funded in part by the Vatterott Foundation.
Our Lady of Providence School $6,100
SMARTS…A 21st Century Classroom Essential!: SMART Board and related costs for new media room, Webcam and Microphone, Professional Development, and a subscription to Discovery Education. Our Lady of Providence School is currently in the process of updating and replacing existing computers and related technology throughout the school. As we look to the next phase in the technology progress, we are focusing on interactive white boards and related accessories. This grant will help us to move to the forefront, not only in technology, but in student learning and teaching methods as well.
Ranken Technical College $5,237
Ranken Technical College’s Career Exploration Summer Academy Program: Notebook Computers, 2GB memory upgrades for notebooks, and assorted items needed for camp. Ranken Technical College is expanding our summer day camp program for economically disadvantaged students to explore STEM careers in technology to include both middle school and high school students. Students will learn of the many career opportunities that await them as well as the technology, skills and education necessary to be successful. This grant will provide notebook computers to 16 participants in one of the Computer and Information Systems Technology Courses.
St. Margaret of Scotland $5,331
Using AlphaSmart NEO Laptop Technology to Engage Students in the Learning Process and Improve Language and Math Skills: NEO 2 SmartOption Mobile Lab. This grant will improve language skills and math achievement for students, and increase instructional flexibility for the teachers. St. Margaret of Scotland will conduct a 12-month program to provide students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade with the use of AlphaSmart NEO2 student laptops to engage them further in the learning process and provide enhanced access to technology with the goal of improving Core Learning areas and technology skills.
Wedgwood Elementary School $8,432
Higher Achievement and Knowledge for Early Learners: SMART Boards, Speakers, IPEVO Cameras, Portable projectors, and professional development. This grant will help Wedgwood Elementary School to increase time on-task, while developing technology skills of both students and teachers using interactive white boards, projectors, and cameras. The focus areas will be in Kindergarten and First grade in the academic areas of Reading and Math instruction.