In the third blog post of this series, we are excited to continue sharing more details on the impactful grants Lake Cities Education Foundation awarded for 2018-2019. Each of our equally deserving grantees is doing incredibly impactful work to support educational opportunities for Lake Dallas Independent School District students.
A $1,000 grant, the funding supporting the Growing Relationships program will be leveraged to build an outdoor classroom for students at the Lake Dallas Middle School Learning Center. In partnership with the campus 4H program, students will be offered an opportunity to develop their horticulture skills and relationship building abilities through learning to build, plant, and maintain a garden. The grant will be directed by LDMS science teacher Justin Domingue and Life Skills teacher, Kendra Black.
Technology Integration in the Gym
In support of the Lake Dallas Elementary School Gym Marathon Kids program, $760 in grant funding will support integration of technology in the physical education classroom. The grant will be led by P.E. teacher Jamie Roach to fund the purchase of equipment to incorporate virtual exercise programs, stream music and show relevant video clips. The Technology Integration in the Gym project offers a creative opportunity to engage students in physical education.
Building STEAM into Literacy and Math
By allowing students to build upon their math skills to create 3D printings. The $1,160 grant will also enable Shady Shores Elementary School students to build STEAM into their literacy and math curriculum to develop video content products. Ultimately, the opportunities aim to shed line on how math concepts and skills remain relevant in real world situations students will face in adulthood. The Building STEAM into Literacy and Math program will be directed by Dan Grey, Technology Integration Specialist at Shady Shores Elementary School.