Lewiston Education Fund Announces First Round of Grants

The LEF Board of Directors is pleased to announce the awardees for our Fall 2016 grants. Three projects will be funded by LEF for the early decision grant cycle. The grants will benefit Lewiston Middle School, Geiger, Montello, Longley and Farwell elementary schools. Read on for details on the grant initiatives for the early decision process and for information on our regular cycle grant process.

Wonder League Robotics
Geiger, Montello, Longley and Farwell schools
Bringing technology to the classroom are of the utmost importance to LEF, as students will experience the world through these tech tools and innovations. In Stephen Belleau’s proposal to work with Wonder League Robotics, the students will benefit from age-appropriate lessons in coding and problem solving with new robots, Dash and Dot. Congratulations to Mr. Belleau and his programming students!

Human Body Systems: A Closer Look
Lewiston Middle School
Experiential learning is a hallmark of the science and health fields and can help students who are visual and tactile learners immensely in garnering interest in healthcare. Stephannie Couture’s program on the human body will give students hands-on experience with an anatomical skeleton and human torso, bringing the curriculum to life(size). The program focuses on increasing student interest in medicine, but could also lead to exploration of other scientific fields. Thanks Ms. Couture for introducing our future medical professionals to science in an experiential way!

Maker Cart
Lewiston Middle School
In the creative world, there is a growing need for making through technology. This grant for Jenn Carter’s class room will bring a Maker Cart to LMS for all of the creative thinkers in the class room to gain experience. The Maker Cart will help students to design, build, program, and develop new tools to present their skill sets in ways that have not been available previously. With its functionality in coding and design, students will be able to think creatively about problem solving and execute their visions in the classroom. This tool will allow for explorations of iterative processes as refinement of projects and prototypes occurs over time. This program will be terrific for Ms. Carter’s class!

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