Education Grants 2014-15

PPIE was please to support Pleasanton’s teachers and students with the following Innovative Education Grants in the 2014-15 school year:

TEDx Amador Valley High School
$2,850.00 – Erik Scherer and Amber Carrion, Amador Valley High School
Funds support an official TEDx event for freshman slated for September, 2015.

Creating a 21st Century Classroom
$2,500.00 – Wendy Connelly, Amador Valley High School
Funds support transitioning to modular-style classroom

Interactive Document Camera
$770.00 – Michael Leitz – Foothill High School
Funds support enhancing student writing with interactive document camera

Alisal Library Re-Design
$2,990.95 – Elizabeth Shakelford, Alisal Elementary School
Funds infrastructure improvements for library re-design

Robotics and Automation- Solving Real World Problems
$2,714.00 – Linda Boveda, Lydiksen Elementary School
Funds 10 iPad Minis for Project Lead the Way STEM projects

Engineering Earthquake Applications
$2,992.40 – Laurie James, Amador Valley High School
Funds purchase of Earthquake simulator “shake table” for Project Lead the Way

Digital Electronics Workshop Kits
$2,921.20 – Cheri Weinhagen, Hart Middle School
Funds purchase electronic circuitry workshop kits to be shared with all three middle schools

Anatomy Clay
$1,698.02 – Diane Farthing, Amador Valley High School
Funds purchase Maniken Models for kinesiology projects

Bringing Zoology to Life
$2,541.76 – Francisco Garcia- Foothill High School
Funds provide lab supplies and models for zoology projects

Protein Models
$2,182.86 – Lata Mistry, Amador Valley High School
Funds support modeling projects in alignment with new standards

STEM Teacher Training
$1,500.00 – Kristin Mulhern, Alisal Elementary School
Funds support Project Lead the Way Training at elementary level

Bringing Anatomy to Life through Hands-On Dissection
$1,200.00 – Renee Ogle, Amador Valley High School
Funds provide project supplies for hands-on project and student video tutorial

Supporting NGSS with Tablets in Chemistry
$2,050.00 – Paula Simms, Amador Valley High School
Funds support purchase of tablets and projector for modeling and virtual exploration

Biographies in the 21st Century
$1,478.48 – Carol Digirolamo, Alisal Elementary School
Funds support purchase of chromebooks for online literacy research to bring user ratio to 2:1

Welcome NGSS and Common Core
$2,827.10 – Amy Turner Bull, Amador Valley High School
Funds to purchase tablets to convert data collection from single computer to multiple users aligned with life science standards

Bringing STEM to Alisal with Project Lead the Way
$1,500.00 – Cassandra Fuller, Alisal Elementary School
Funds purchase iPads to support launch of Project Lead the Way curriculum at the elementary level

3D Printers- From Tortoise to Hare – Project Lead the Way
$2,756.00 – Warren Jensen, Pleasanton Middle School
Funds purchase three Robo 3D Printers for the 3 middle school Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology classes.

iPads and Movie Cameras for Journalism
$1,500.00 – Kathy Nichols, Pleasanton Middle School
Funds purchase iPads for enhancing video reporting projects for The Imprint, online newspaper.

Digital Video – The Next Generation
$2,005.00 – Yoko Oda, Pleasanton Middle School
Funds purchase VIXIA HF R500 Video Cameras for collaboration in video journalism.