Emily Cappello, Balfour Elementary
Help Make Balfour’s Makerspace – $194
Grant funding will incorporate various STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) projects, which will help students become innovative engineers.
Kim Collazo, Robbins Elementary
Project RED (Reading and Engineering with Drones) – $1,412
This project will combine the fascination of a good story with engineering technology associated with drones. Students will use STEM skills to solve real world problems relayed through picture books as they design and program solutions with teammates’ ideas and drones.
Johnna Davis, North Moore High
Building Smart Mirrors – $795
Students will create Smart Mirrors using discarded LCD monitors from computer labs across the district, and then build even “smarter” mirrors using HDMI monitors.
Amanda Deaton, Westmoore Elementary
Breakout of Boring Lessons – $670
Through grant funding for Breakout EDU kits, students will be working collaboratively and independently to solve problems, puzzles, and other challenges through various technologies.
Mary Kathryn Doll, West End Elementary
Communication for All – $1,299
The use of tactile symbols combined with voice output will allow students with developmental disabilities to communicate and develop critical literacy skills that will enhance participation in school.
Kathy Fleetwood, Randolph County Early College High
Operation Footlocker – $150
Students will explore the history and lessons of World War II by analyzing actual artifacts such as ration books and V-mail letters shipped in a traveling trunk from the National WWII Museum.
Kristin Jones, Southwestern Randolph High
Vinyl Cuttin’ Cougars – $1,600
Students will create and design crafts to sell, which will teach them important business and collaboration skills with teachers and fellow students.
Angela Mroczkowski, Randolph County Early College High
It’s Time to Break Out of the Norm – $500
Each Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games, where students will use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open locked boxes.
Kelly Priest, West Pine Elementary
Global Learning & Engineering- $2,000
Students will be able to connect with students from another country to examine the global water program and then design and print 3D water filtration devices.
Deborah Robins, Montgomery County Early College High
Full STEAM Ahead – $780
The School Science club will become STEAM Team Ambassadors to middle school students in the county. Grant funding will provide students with a digital gallery of skits and demonstrations and offer them the opportunity to participate in a Spring STEAM Festival.
Brad Thomson, West End Elementary
Augmented Reality Sandbox – $2,000
Funding will allow implementation of an Augmented Reality Sandbox to be used by the entire student body. Students will be able to create virtual landforms, and create a large interactive projectable screen that promotes kinesthetic learning.
Deborah Wainwright, Southwestern Randolph Middle
A Pollinator Picnic – $600
With grant funding, the school’s Nature Club will be able to start a pollinator garden. They will be able to purchase raised beds, seeds, soil and garden supplies.
Learn more about the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program