This winter, the Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) awarded $7,500 for a Development and Expansion grant, and $7,665 for three Innovations in Education grants that will impact students across the school district.
AEF’s Development and Expansion grants support school-based or district-wide development of new educational strategies that target demonstrated needs, and have the potential to serve as models for the rest of the district. The most recent grant awarded is:
Author/Speaker for APS and Arlington Reads Together: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of the 2021 Arlington Reads Together selection Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, will participate in a district-wide discussion with APS faculty.
AEF’s Innovations in Education grants support innovative and creative teaching and learning projects in classrooms throughout the district. The three recent grants are:
- Advanced Manufacturing: Ottoson students will use a new laser cutter that will engage students in the exciting new area of digital fabrication and encourage creativity in their engineering and design processes.
- Virtual Author/Illustrator Visit: Pierce students will visit virtually with Bryan Collier, an award winning illustrator. His visit will center around art and expression, storytelling techniques, and bookmaking.
- Connecting with Mathematical Learners in the Digital Age: Gibbs math students will benefit from new Wacom Tablets for teachers that will enhance communication, quicker transcription, and clearer feedback for students.