Nancy Ryles Grants

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2016-2017

Summer Digital Reading Challenge | $1,000

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

Fourth and fifth graders can participate in the Oregon Battle of the Books book club by joining the Summer Digital Reading Challenge. Our goal is to get kids engaged in reading and online discussions around books. All students deserve the opportunity to improve their skills. The Oregon Battle of the Books inspire students to read for enjoyment and for depth of understanding. We extend this opportunity to students who may want to consider joining battles next spring to participate this summer. We hope all students will become stronger and more strategic readers.

2015- 2016

JA BizTown Economic Simulation | $960

JA BizTown is an on-site simulation where students immerse themselves in a hands-on, interactive experience of “running” a city. This simulation is highly motivating for students and allows them to explore different career paths, become confident with their public speaking skills, and work with a team. Students begin to understand that career and job choices are related to their interests, skills, knowledge, and education. All of these skills help them to see the path to being college and career ready.

2014-2015

ALEKS Math | $1,000
Funding provided through the Dave Gettling Technology Fund

Grant funds will make it possible for students to access the web-based ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces). ALEKS uses adaptive questioning in order to determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in math. The system will then instruct the student on topics that he/she is most ready to learn. As the student works through the topics, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to make sure that the content has been retained. The questions are not multiple choice and students must show their work.

Minis for Minnieweather | $1,000

Funding provided through the Dave Gettling Technology Fund

This project will integrate technology in the classroom with iPad Minis.  All students will be given the opportunity to use an iPad daily to support grade level Common Core standards that require students use a variety of digital tools.

2013-2014

Summer STEM Enrichment | $6,500        Host School – Chehalem/Serving students from Chehalem, Fir Grove, Nancy Ryles and Cooper Mountain Elementary Schools

Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program

Summer STEM Enrichment, a five-week program, provides English Language Learners, migrant and Native American students in grades first through fifth, access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.  Using the interdisciplinary approach of Private Eye, utilizing jewelers’ loupes to examine living and non-living objects, students will learn how to theorize, compare and contrast, develop critical thinking skills and engage in academic discussions about scientific observations.

 

IXL: Mathematical Habits of Mind | $680

Funding provided through the Dave Gettling Technology Fund

IXL is a web based math program in which students can learn and practice math skills that align with state and national math goals.  Each student has an individual account they can access from school or home.  IXL motivates students to master each skill and increases in difficulty as students become more proficient.  Students get immediate feedback and question-specific explanations to solidify understanding of each concept.

Arts for Learning (A4L) | $312.50
Award will be used to fund two Arts for Learning units, with an artist in residence in one classroom in each grade 3-5. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

2012-2013

JA Biztown Economics Simulation: $1,000
JA Biztown is an on-site simulation where students immerse themselves in a hands-on, interactive experience “running” a city. The simulation is highly motivating for students and allows them to explore different career paths, become confident with their public speaking skills, and work with a team.

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

Challenging the Challenged Through Technology | $995.20
Special Education Students (K-5) will use iPads to improve mastery of Individual Education Plan goals and grade level learning targets. With the support of this assistive technology, students will demonstrate higher levels of engagement and participation.

Art Literacy Digital Transition | $900
The update of obsolete slide to digital technology for the Art Literacy program will provide continued viewing of museum quality images and presentations that demonstrate the power and value of the visual arts across time and in our world.

 

2010-2011

Arts for Learning (A4L) | $312.50
Award will be used to fund one Arts for Learning unit, with an artist in residence in one classroom in each grade 3-5 during the spring. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

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