Greenway Grants

2016-2017

Columbia Gorge History & Science Exploration | $800

Funding provided from the Dave Gettling Technology Fund, The Spirit of New Seasons Market Awards, and the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program.

On the Columbia Gorge History and Science Exploration, students will participate in place-based, hands-on experiences that bring science and history to life. This field trip into Oregon’s backyard will allow 4th graders to gain new understanding of the science and history topics they studied in the classroom this year. In Oxbow Park, at the mouth of the Columbia Gorge, students will work in small groups with Gorge Ecology to explore the science topics of erosion and Oregon natural resources. The history stations will include activities allowing hands-on experiences surrounding the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Oregon Native Americans and Oregon’s early years as a state. Traveling to the Columbia River, a major character in our classroom studies of Westward Expansion, engages and awes students. On this trip, they are able to feel like a part of the events of the past and better understand their role in Oregon’s future.

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Making Math Count – Closing the Achievement Gap | $5,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

This after-school program will provide additional math instruction and practice for third through fifth grade students. The focus will be on the Common Core State Standards in math. Each day will include explicit differentiated math instruction, followed by guided practice utilizing computer technology to support the Common Core Standards. The goal of the program is to have student achievement improve by 20%.

Kids Moving at Greenway | $1,000

Funding provided through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Kindergarten through fifth grade students will have the opportunity to participate in Play Fit Fun Kids Action Classes after-school. The program is designed to get kids moving. Physically, mentally and socially – the program helps children build healthy life habits.

Arts for Learning (A4L) Lessons: $294

Arts for Learning (A4L) integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.  Grant funding will be used to fund two Arts for Learning units, with an artist in residence for students in grades 3-5.

2013-2014

Go-Green – Sustainability STEM Summer School: $7,700

Host School – Vose/serving students from Vose, Greenway, McKay, Montclair and Ridgewood Elementary Schools

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

This hands-on science, technology, engineering and math summer program will serve English Language Learners, migrant and Native American students.  The program includes a focus on community education through partnerships with KBOO and Beaverton’s Video Tech Cadre, students will create radio, multi-media and web productions to share their learning about the importance of “Going-Green!”

Pika Watch: $700

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

After studying plant, animal and environmental adaptation in the classroom, 4th and 5th grade students will travel to the Columbia Gorge to learn about the decline of lower elevation Pika and the environmental and ecological impact that follows.

2012-2013

Project STEM: Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: $1,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
Funding will provide materials for seven schools to be a part of a pilot using highly motivating, integrated STEM projects. Using Project STEM activities, students will engage, explain, extend and evaluate project designs to find solutions to science and engineering design problems.

Wooden Car: $1,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
This project will fund materials for the Beaverton Science Specialist team to go to all 33 elementary schools and teach first grade students a science inquiry lesson. Students will learn about the motion of objects when a force is applied as they wind a rubber band around a wooden car and measure how far it goes over different surfaces.

 

2011-2012

Tapping Our Possibilities: $930
Grant funds will be used to purchase an iPad that will provide unlimited learning opportunities for students who experience autism, behavioral challenges and cognitive disabilities. Students will be able to use the iPad as not only a tool to access academic content, but also for communication, behavior management, social skills, fine motor practice and more.

Making Math Count: $5,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
The Making Math Count program will provide additional math instruction and practice for third through fifth grade students, many of whom lack the support and resources to practice math concepts they are learning in class. Struggling math students will receive assistance outside the normal school day, including guided use of computer technology to support the Everyday Math program.

 

2010-2011

Wii Fit Recess: $955
The goal of this project is to provide engaging recess experiences for students in the self-contained special education classroom. The Wii games will provide opportunities for social, cognitive, and physical experiences in a structured environment. Once the students have learned the game basics, mainstream peers will be invited to join them.

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