Where Foundation Funds Go
MAY 2018 TEACHER INITIATIVE GRANTS
(EFFECTIVE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR)
WPSF gave over $100,000 to fund innovation grants for teachers, as well as Artists-in-Residence, across the five Winnetka Public Schools in 2018-19. To view the full list of grants, please look at our Annual Plan.
This year’s WPSF innovation grants foster growth and creativity in our schools. Some of these grants include:
newly integrated software which individualizes physical fitness and sport skills for Skokie and Washburne KW students.
a virtual reality (VR) paintbrush, which immerses Skokie students in their 3D art creations.
equipment to help Hubbard Woods students create one-of-a-kind, stop-motion animation films in an interdisciplinary study.
“loose part” outdoor play materials which spark collaboration, problem solving, design thinking and decision making for all district kindergarten students.
drones, which will be coded by students in all district elementary schools to fly safely through indoor obstacle courses.
a targeted interactive summer reading program at Skokie, which (in previous years) has prevented “the summer slide” for 91 percent of participating students.