The Franklin Educational Foundation is proud to announce that it has approved funding for the following grants, bringing the total funded since 1996 to $1,116,468! We are so happy to have passed the Million Dollar Mark and look forward to working hard for another million in the future.
Books Without Borders: Personalizing Classroom Literary Collections($36,200 All Elementary Schools)
Purchase of books that support the new Reader's and Writer's Workshop
Digital Drawing Tablets($9,353 Middle & High Schools)
Digital drawing tablets for the existing digital art lab (previously funded by FEF), providing students with authentic 21st Century learning.
Document Camera Implementation($1,750 Pleasant View Elementary School)
Increasing the number of classroom document cameras from 5 to 25 at Pleasant View, allowing the district to study and share across all schools in the district, the impact of the broad-scale use of this technology and its impact on overall student achievement.
Baby Think It Over($1,000 FHS)
Infant simulator and accompanying supplies, teaching students the time commitment and constant, gentle, caring attention a baby needs, and the importance of having these skills and personal characteristics before bringing a baby into the world.
Responder System($1,000 FPMS)
An additional interactive hand-held electronic device response system was purchased, which keeps students actively engaged during instruction, allowing the teacher immediate feedback on student comprehension.The Foundation had also funded one of these systems several years ago at one of the elementary schools.
Tune It Up!($450 Robinwood & Southwood Glen Elementary Schools)
Music tuners for student use at two schools as a pilot for other schools.Using a tuner, students are able to correctly assess the intonation on their instrument.Beginner’s playing in tune affects the quality of the performing group.
Infant CPR Manikins with Monitors ($1,000 FHS)
Hands on experience of CPR and the Heimlich maneuver on infant-size manikins, for use by approximately 100 students annually enrolled in Child Development 1 classes.
Ben Franklin Publishing Center($2,390)
Purchase of laminator and binder machinery for student use, to support and enhance the Developmental Studies writing curriculum implemented this year.
Digital Readouts for Metals Manufacturing ($4,800 FHS)
Purchase of 3 digital readouts for existing milling machines and lathe. Digital readout technology is standard equipment for industrial equipment and is also the language for Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machinery.This equipment prepares students with the skill sets needed for technology used in the current industry workplace.
iPad Innovation Team ($10,920 FPMS)
This grant provides for the purchase of 15 iPads for use by both teachers and students.The iPad is at the cutting edge of consumer technology. Educators need to stay current to effectively implement this new technology to meet and foster the needs of today’s learners.Students need to be engaged in ways that are meaningful to them in the world they know as students and the world they will need to navigate as professionals. The iPads will be used by Language Arts and Science teachers and their classes.This purchase is a pilot project for the school district in transforming to the next level of technology district-wide
If you have any questions on either of these grants (or who is eligible to apply for a grant from the Franklin Educational Foundation) please feel free to call Gerry Bournelis, Executive Director, at 414-525-7650.