Kate Stein, of Kuna High School, wants her students to learn the intricacies of the global economy. She was awarded a $750 Teacher Grant from the Idaho CapEd Foundation. These funds will provide team fees for 15 teams to attend an International Economic Summit. The summit provides students with a unique learning experience they are unable to get elsewhere.
Cindy Spatz, teacher at Melba Elementary School, is on the hunt for ways to improve her students English Language Arts scores. One way is to help the English Language Learners and the Title 1 students improve their oral language skills. A $750 Teacher Grant from the Idaho CapEd Foundation has been awarded to Cindy. This grant will allow her to purchase a portion of the Mondo Reading program for oral language called “Let’s Talk About It!”
Last fall, students at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy did a school-wide rocket launching project. They can’t stop talking about it! Students built soda bottle rockets, and Boise State University supplied an air compressor and rocket launcher. Students were able to watch their designs fly. Thanks to teacher Lynnea Shafter and a Teacher Grant awarded by the Idaho CapEd Foundation, Barbara Morgan STEM Academy will now have their own air compressor and rocket launcher. They will be performing the rocket launching activity every school year.
Teacher Paul Shaber has been teaching Computer Aided Drafting class for years, but has noticed a decline in enrollment due to outdated technology for the class. He has thankfully been awarded a Teacher Grant for two new Acer Desktop Computers. The new computers will allow students to utilize advanced CAD software.
Teacher Lonnie Funkhouser, of the Hagerman School District, sees the value of adequate physical education. Many of his students are not meeting their suggested daily requirements for physical activity. Lonnie decided it was time to change this, so he applied for a $750 grant from the Idaho CapEd Foundation. He was one of our February winners.
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