DANIELLE DUHADWAY & ALLISON TRIPOLITIS Lindbergh High School This project will create a book-study project for World History Honors to engage students in meaningful learning activities focused on communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Students will choose a book (from a specified list), and they will explore the themes of decolonization and the impact these historical processes have on the people living in these countries.
THE WORLD IN 360
SHAWNA WARD & ANNA WHITEHEAD Lindbergh High School By putting the new technology of the Insta360 Bullet Bundle in the hands of our high school students, students will learn video production skills, make videos of their own and more. The camera shoots in every direction at once, capturing life in seamless 4K 360° video and 24 MP 360° photos. Once students have their shot, they can re-frame the best parts, or share a full 360° experience straight from their devices. This 360 camera will be able to be used seamlessly with other VR resources the students have in the classroom or at school.
WHITE BOARDS FOR THE FOUR Cs
MAGGIE ZEHNER Lindbergh High School
The White Boards will allow for students to develop collaboration skills with peers. This collaboration involves challenge, disagreement, ideation, discover, consulting, among other vital moments in the Launch cycle. Allowing students white boards to complete this process affords them the chance to develop tolerance of other ideas and competency in people skills.
SPERRENG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Ozobot Coordinate Plane Challenge
KATLYN HEUVELMAN Sperreng Middle School Through this interactive STEM activity, students will understand how to correctly name and plot coordinate points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane, including both axis. Students will learn how to write code that will produce correct movements on a coordinate plane, as well as completing multiple tasks that cover various parts of the coordinate plane.
DESIGN THINKING PROCESS PROTOTYPE KITS
KRISTEN MACKE, SHELLI MANLEY & JULIE ROY Sperreng Middle School By using kits made of Lego Bricks, Glue Guns, Hole Punches, Exacto Knives, and other creative materials, eighth grade teachers will lead their students to construct prototypes of their designs for class. Students will individually engineer these prototypes in order to solve different science based, real-world problems.
LEARNING AT AN ANGLE
STEPHANIE MCKINNEY Sperreng Middle School For students with attention problems, being able to move and change seating can curb behavior issues that happen on a daily basis. With this grant, students are able to pull chairs together as they are working or they can take their seating option and work independently. In this space, non-traditional students who may need non-traditional seating, will be able to have their needs met and help them feel comfortable and able to work in peace.
WELCOME TO THE SPERRENG FLYERS' BOOK NOOK CAFé
PATRICIA MILLER Sperreng Middle School This project will allow students to have a choice in where and how they read. It is to let them see that reading can be a lifelong hobby, adventure and love. The teacher will create a space in her classroom that will look like a café so that students want to take a book there to enjoy reading.
GAME ON! TEACHING CELLS WITH CYTOSIS: A CELL BIOLOGY BOARD GAME
ASHLEY OSBORNE Sperreng Middle School The goal of this project is to enhance the first semester science curriculum for sixth grade students through game play. Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game connects and extends the learning for both the Cells Unit and The Human Body Systems Unit. Students will use this game to learn about cells, connect their knowledge about cells to the human body systems, and create board games that extend learning in science.
INFANT CPR / FIRST AID FOR TEENS
JESSICA PARKER Sperreng Middle School With the use of this program in their health classes, students will learn basic infant CPR, First Aid procedures, and life-saving skills using the manikins and training aids. Students will learn the correct way to execute back blows, chest compressions, and rescue breathing based off Red Cross/ Star Guard best practices. The goal is to educate students on proper life saving techniques for infant CPR and First Aid procedures.
ERIC ROBB Sperreng Middle School Students will explore what it takes to become young entrepreneurs and then they will follow through all of the steps necessary to make this a reality by creating a sellable product, marketing it, and eventually selling it to the consumers who are our target consumers. This project will promote the mission of Lindbergh Schools as it has students getting involved in donating part of their proceeds to a charitable cause.
TRUMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
JESSICA AUSTERMANN Truman Middle School
With these Breakout Boxes from BreakoutEDU, students can play games assigned by teachers; create games to share with other students -- all while they are learning. This project will allow students to show knowledge through problem based learning. It will help reinforce 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication.
KRISTI PONDER Truman Middle School Students will be collaboratively creating a permanent sculpture to be displayed outside of one of the Lindbergh Schools buildings. Each group of students will design a bock of wood around the theme “what community means to us”. Designs will be burned into the wood and painted as desired and then constructed to create a “tree”.
SUSTAINABILILTY IN ACTION: DECREASING SCHOOL WASTE WITH WORM BED COMPOSTING
ALLYCIA UHRHAN Truman Middle School This project aims to create a lower waste output for Truman Middle School. The program will create an opportunity for 6th grade students, during their science ecosystem unit, to make a direct impact on the amount of waste that the school produces. Students will begin by weighing and calculating the waste the school makes at lunchtime and throughout the school day through a program that will be brought to school with the Missouri Botanical Garden.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAM -- TAKING STUDENTS FROM CITIZENS TO SCIENTISTS
NICOLE GORDON Elementary LEAP
Students will gather trail camera images and videos to collect data. In using the data, students will identify the biodiversity of our backyard, constructing explanations about who and what lives in our Sperreng garden. Students will use their data to develop solutions which enhance the biodiversity of our school yard neighborhood.
THE DESIGN / ENGINEERING PROCESS — 3D PRINTING AND ITERATIONS
MICHAEL KUHN Elementary LEAP
The goal of this 3D printing project is simple: students need to learn the design/engineering process through iterations. Gifted students are notoriously wary of failing. By encouraging iterations, we teach our gifted learners that the first attempt is not the solution; in fact, it is the basis for learning, modifications, and future attempts.
CONCORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
REVOLUTIONIZING OUR LEARNING
ANNE GASTREISCH Concord Elementary School
This project will provide students with an experience that will feel as though they are actually as close as they can be to some of the key events leading up to the American Revolution. The students will Skype with Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum and they will each have an active part in the museum, as they get to role play as a witness or juror, or other significant person in the historical event. This event will bring real world experience right into the classroom that students can apply to their every day classroom learning.
LEAPING TOWARDS A LOVE OF LEARNING
JEAN MADRID Concord Elementary School
Children will have access to interactive learning experiences by using books through the Leap Start Learning Systems. Children will practice reading and basic math concepts through activities and games by using interactive books. A pair of kindergarten students will read or complete the interactive activities in books during their reading and math time each day.
MICRO:BIT, MAJOR IMPACT
MARIKATE SCHRICK Concord Elementary School The teacher will use the Micro:Bits (a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments) to engage students while learning the science standards. Students will use the Micro:Bits to code various functions to solve a problem based assignment. Students will learn the science standards while strengthening their computer science skills.
FLY INTO THE FUTURE LIKE MARTY MCFLY
MINDY SIEFERT Concord Elementary School Working with Industrial Tech students and teachers at the high school, LAUNCH teacher Mindy Seifert will have a real-working, rideable hovercraft to bring into her classroom. Students in Kindergarten and 3rd Grade will experience air as a force by riding a hovercraft before they create their own small hovercraft machine that uses air as a force.
CRESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RACKING UP NUMBER SENSE
MICHAEL GUEHRING Crestwood Elementary School
Great for supporting the development of number sense, rekenreks are visual models that encourage students to subitize, think of numbers in groups, strengthen counting proficiency, develop addition and subtraction strategies, and gain a better understanding of number relationships. The goal of this project is to increase number sense in all students grades K-2 by giving them more time to work and play with visual models of numbers. This will give students a solid math foundation on which can be built other math skills needed for future success.
DECODABLE BOOKS FOR STRUGGLING READERS
PATTI HABERBERGER Crestwood Elementary School
These decodable books will be immediately implemented into the classroom and allow students to choose a variety of books that reach all reading skill levels. Using these decodable books that match each student’s skill level individually, will create the ability for the teacher to reinforce new skills to each student, while allowing students to practice previously mastered skills within the book.
JUST PICTURE IT — AUTHORS IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
CINDY KAPODISTRIAS Crestwood Elementary School
This instant mini photo printer will be used to take photos of the students. The children will then see themselves as true authors when they are able to add their mini picture to an author’s page in the each booklet that they write. The final product will look similar to the author’s page found in any published book from a book store. It will inspire students to show great effort and pride on their published writing pieces.
DANIELLE KLOS Crestwood Elementary School
The goal will be to create and provide a place in this teacher’s classroom that ALL students will use when they are feeling unable to self-regulate their emotions. When students are feeling a strong emotion, they have limited access to logic and reasoning. They will be taught to utilize the calming corner when feeling this way.
ENGAGING FAMILIES AND BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH MULTI-CULTURAL BOOK BAGS
MEREDITH LABADIE Crestwood Elementary School
This project will engage kindergarten students and their families with high-quality, multicultural children’s literature, while at the same time helping students and families get to know each other better and share about their cultures. Children will be able to bring home a bag of diverse children‘s books for families to read and discuss together.
SERENITY IN THE SENSORY ROOM
ANN KLEITSCH, JOY LONG & DANIELLE THRALL Crestwood Elementary School
These three teachers are working together to define the sensory room at Crestwood. All students at Crestwood are able to benefit from using the sensory room as needed. The goal of this project is to provide a safe and supervised area where students can access tools to self-regulate. Students who are able to self-regulate are able to calm themselves, decrease office referrals and increase academic achievement.
DRESSEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TEACHING THE HARDEST-TO-REACH READERS
KATIE CUNNIFF & LAURA HOWARD Dressel Elementary School
Students who were identified as at-risk for dyslexia through Lindbergh's FastBridge screening or other diagnostic assessments will apply and extend what they have learned in the reading intervention room to the classroom, home and world. This program will match students with books they can practice without struggle so they can develop into competent, successful readers.
EVERYONE WINS WITH STEM BINS!
SAMANTHA GATZEMEYER Dressel Elementary School STEM Bins will be created that include Snap Circuits, GearRoot building blocks, magnetic building blocks, Ozobots and more. Students will be given the opportunity to grow as learners through meaningful activities while using their problem-solving skills. Students will have ample opportunity to build, create and problem solve. They will be encouraged to think outside the box and create a new box for themselves. They will be presented with challenges to promote their thinking beyond the basic level.
KENNERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JUST IN CASE...
RHONNA ALLEN Kennerly Elementary School
The goal of this project is to create more opportunities to display the amazing artwork created by Kennerly students. This case will allow for three-dimensional student artwork to be displayed. Exhibiting student created work has tremendous benefits and can be a powerful experience for children. When students see their artwork on display, it boosts their confidence. Artwork ignites conversation and sparks creativity.
INCREASING COMPREHENSION & BUILDING EMPATHY THROUGH BOOK CLUBS
CAROLINE HOWE Kennerly Elementary School
The goal of this project is to equip students with diverse, relevant, and high interest books that promote critical thinking, foster discussion skills, and build empathy. Book clubs help student grow as readers and thinkers and they allow for students to set their own goals. Each student will participate in at least two book clubs by the end of the year. The clubs will have students set expectations, meeting to work together on reading assignments, dissect plot, discuss themes, and more.
LONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TRANSFORMING PHYSICAL SPACE FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNERS
JESSICA SLADE Long Elementary School
This project will create a space for this teacher’s students to more easily participate in a collaborative learning experience. The students will participate in various STEM-based, PBL and collaborative learning experiences. This new space and physical environment will allow room for more creativity and communication opportunities for all learners.
SAPPINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A FANTASTIC JOURNEY
AMY AHMED & KATRINA CASTELLI Sappington Elementary School
Students sometimes feel that art is only part of their lives once a week at school and is separate from their other learning environments. These teachers would like to change that. This project will make writing more exciting for students. A Fantastic Journey is a project designed for students to write, direct and perform fantasy plays. Students will work collaboratively to create a full production experience to showcase their writing in the real world.
REACHING ALL READERS
MOLLY EVANS & MEGHAN HAINES Sappington Elementary School
By updating the current guided reading library levels F–L, students will be able to increase competency in science and social studies. They will us poetry to develop and strengthen oral language and reading skills. Students will be more engaged with high-interest content and this will improve reading performance and stamina.