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2022-2023 Classroom Grants
This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Trish Jarboe and will benefit 200 students at Boyd Elementary.
Motivation Market is a program designed around social-emotional growth and financial literacy. It will give students the skills needed to escape the cycle of poverty and give them confidence to take on the real world.
This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Patricia Chavez and will benefit 90 students at Boyd Elementary.
"Game On" is a program designed around social/emotional growth and communication skills. It will give students the tools needed to enhance their self-esteem and to be a confident future citizen in society.
This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Cindy Woolum and will benefit 500 students at Boyd Elementary.
Positively Successful will provide tools and tangibles for students who struggle with challenging behavior. Using Positive Behavior Supports helps students make permanent changes that help with academic success, as well as reduce discipline.
Research To Go
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Janathia Crane and will benefit 675 students at Boyd Elementary.
PebbleGo is a curricular content resource full of informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy support for students of all abilities. It boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.
Spanish Classroom Library
This grant under ESL/Bilingual Curriculum was awarded to Denisse Rayas and will benefit 50 students at Boyd Elementary.
The Spanish classroom library grant will promote a love of reading throughout independent reading and small group instruction, giving all students a chance to feel successful. It will also help students engage in the reading process as well as giving them strategies to use while reading independently.
This grant under ESL/Bilingual Curriculum was awarded to William Jimenez and will benefit 17 students at Boyd Elementary.
Amando Leer is a project where students will learn and expand their love of reading. Being bilingual is beneficial to students especially those that are starting in Kindergarten. Starting the love of reading at an early age can help our students succeed not only academically but also in their relationships and communication skills.
Kodaly Training for Elementary Music Teachers
This grant under Fine Arts Curriculum was awarded to Jeff Turner and will benefit 10,000 students across all AISD Elementary Schools.
Two Allen ISD elementary music teachers will attended 3 weeks of intensive Kodaly training at SMU. The strategies, techniques, and resources from this training will be an incredible asset to the teacher to better deliver the elementary music curriculum and will be shared with all our our elementary educators across AISD.
ALLen Reads 2022
This grant under Library / Makerspace Curriculum was awarded to Kelly Clewell and will benefit 20,000 students across AISD and benefits every campus in Allen.
ALLen Reads encourages the entire Allen community to read the same book or the grade-level appropriate companion book. The grant provides copies of the selected books to all campuses in Allen ISD, and the students have access to community events related to the books, such as author and illustrator speakers, writing presentations, and musical performances.
Math by the Book
This grant under Math - Elementary Curriculum was awarded to Michelle Stewart and Katie Snider and will benefit 2,898 students in Kindergarten and 1st grade at EVERY Allen ISD elementary campus.
This grant will provide read aloud sets of books that link literary and math skills. We know many students love stories but may have a fear of math or even math anxiety. Students are able to connect concepts to context providing an increased level of engagement and retention. Stories bring math to life! House Bill 3 puts a focus on early literacy and math skills. This resource would be helpful in integrating math and literacy in the early grade levels. An integrated experience creates deeper learning connections for students. Science and Social Studies have already embedded read alouds for K- 3 curriculum documents and this grant will support integration in math as well.
This grant under Physical Education Curriculum was awarded to Geoben Johnson and Katie Snider and will benefit 16,500 students across Allen ISD in grades K – 9th.
BRAINball is an innovative and unique physical education learning system that merges physical activity and academic learning through play. In addition to the physical benefits, significant improvement will be seen in gross and fine motor skills, cooperative and cognitive learning. Brainball has proven to produce positive changes in letter recognition, students read better, improve mathematical skills, movement and writing skills. Research also shows positive changes in graphomotor skills, eye-hand coordination, and temporal-spatial orientation improvement when used on a consistent basis. The Brainball set includes 100 premade games/activities for K-6 that can be adapted for grades 7-9. Training will be provided to allow easy integration into district curriculum and to academic classroom teachers that want to use it for enhancing learning in their class. The brainball set is appropriate for Kindergarten through High School and can be adapted for students with special needs and learning deficits.
I Can See Clearly Now!
This grant under Special Education Curriculum was awarded to Patricia Reyna, Sherri Idbeis, Karen McCrary and Colleen Dunphy and will benefit 45 students across Allen ISD who have a visual impairment.
Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments serve students throughout the district and provide consult and direct instruction for teachers and students with blindness or visual impairments. An iPad Pro is a tool that makes accessing learning material possible for students that struggle with seeing on a regular iPad screen. An iPad Pro also serves as an evaluation tool for TSVI's and our Orientation and Mobility instructor in the district.
This grant under Advanced Academics - AP/IB/GT Curriculum was awarded to Kari Lockhart and will benefit 1,474 students that are in our GT programs in years K-6.
ByrdseedTV provides gifted and talented teachers and learners with resources that foster deep and complex learning. Activities from Byrdseed are designed and used by a teacher of gifted students, and facilitate critical and creative thinking, inductive and deductive thinking skills, as well as encourage creative individual investigations.
2021-2022 Classroom Grants
This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Julia Georgas and will benefit 100 students.
Motivation Market is a program designed around social emotional growth and financial literacy. It will give students the skills needed to escape the cycle of poverty and give them confidence to take on the real world.
"Extra, Extra! Read All About It!" Learning from Scholastic Magazine
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Julia Georgas and will benefit 100 students.
Students will grow in their comprehension of non-fiction text as they learn about a wide range of real-world concepts and current news. They'll go beyond the classroom as they discover fascinating events around the world while also navigating how to master key reading concepts.
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum was awarded to Dena Goddard and will benefit 50 students.
Read Naturally Live is a reading fluency program utilized on a web-based platform. This research-based reading intervention assists students to become fluent readers while making solid gains in comprehension and vocabulary. The intervention combines an intrinsically motivating system with evidence-based practices that builds fluency and motivation by reading short, nonfiction passages.
This grant under Math Curriculum was awarded to Trish Jarboe and will benefit 300 students.
Math Across Grades is a hands-on math plan to use school-wide with all struggling students during their intervention time. This grant will involve the purchase of hands on mathematical materials that increase the depth of understanding of difficult to grasp concepts. These quality materials can be used over and over for years to come.
Visual Vocabulary Cards
This grant under Math Curriculum was awarded to Patricia Dobson and will benefit 35 students.
These vocabulary cards are very visual and align with the TEKS giving students an image of what the vocabulary word means.
DT - Leveled Readers
This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum awarded to Ella Jones along with Jill Jaska, Susie Barlow, Deb Scott, Carli Burke, Dena Goddard, Amber Arnold, Candice Frazier, Janice Harrop, Maria Burnes, Julieta Henderson, Angela Lunde, Shia Valdovino, Janell Cook, Tami Everett. The grant will benefit 900 students at the following campuses: Anderson, Bolin, Boyd, Chandler, Cheatham, Evans, Green Kerr, Lindsey and Ford Middle School.
Connected texts are decodable books that use predictable words and word patterns through engaging stories. The Dyslexia Therapist can use these books, in combination with other materials, to address the student?s fluency and comprehension skills. The Allen ISD Dyslexia Department wants to enhance its program by giving its students the opportunity to read these books so they can become stronger readers.