Tim Harker (Middle School Technology Teacher) - Mr. Harker's grant, "LIttleBits Maker Space delves into STEM education by encouraging middle school students to use technology to solve everyday problems. LittleBits tools encourage collaboration, teamwork, group problem solving, and promote design thinking processes.
Whitney Resch and Shannon Carchedi (Center Middle School science teachers) - These two science teachers will purchase six iPad Minis to provide a classroom technology learning station that will engage and extend digital learning opportunities for every 7th grade student at Center Middle School.
Brittany Krestel (Stadium Drive grade 2 teacher) - Mrs. Krestel will be purchasing over 100 audio books to support her "Daily Five" program. These books with accompanying audio CD will be used in a classroom listening center. All readers benefit through this technique resulting in improved fluency, accuracy rate, and voice inflection.
The Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, is a non-profit organization providing funding for projects to further the educational experiences of students. Specifically, the group funds projects that go beyond the scope of those funded by the Boardman Local Schools educational budget. Ultimately, the BSFEE represents a long-term effort to provide a source of funding for both the enrichment of existing programs and new projects to increase the educational opportunities for students in the Boardman Local School District.
For more information on the fund please contact either President Joyce Mistovich at email@example.com or Superintendent Frank Lazzeri at (330)726-3404.