Tyler ISD Foundation. Grants Program Guidelines for Grant Applications. Purpose of the Foundation.
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Guidelines for Grant Applications
The Tyler Independent School District Foundation provides resources toinspire learning, enrich teaching, and enhance opportunities for District students through the support of exemplary programs. The Tyler ISD Foundation Grant Program is designed to provide grants within the school district which meet the purpose of the Foundation.
Individuals employed by Tyler ISD who are involved in the instruction of students or related support services benefiting students are eligible.
Grants of up to $1000 will be awarded to individual teacher-initiated programs or projects.
Grants of up to $5000 will be awarded to campus teams, departments and district-initiated programs or projects.
The number of awards will depend upon funds available from the Tyler ISD Foundation.
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Friday,
“Visualizing the Electric Field” will allow students access to a simulation that shows the interactions of charged particles. Learning through visualization techniques is a proven method of leaning that increases long term understanding. This project allows student access to computer simulation that will replicate the electric field.
“Visualizing the Electric Field” – Lana Hood, Al Shirley
Robert E. Lee High School
Students hitch a ride on a dusty wagon train heading westward to begin a unique learning experience that transports then back to pre-industrial America to explore the life of pioneers through hands-on experiences and journaling.
“Journaling Across America” – Heather Gentry, Debbie Oliver, Kristina Salonen, Alicia Gomez – Bonner Elementary School
Students will attend a weekly after school science program under the supervision of classroom teachers and college students. During the course of the science program, the students will have fourth through fifth grad TEKS* based hands on lab experiments in (1) physical science by learning about electromagnets, assembling circuits, building motors and a mouse trap car, (2) earth science by learning about volcanoes, volcanic rock and landforms, and (3) microscopes by investigation and observing microorganisms, plants, animals, chemical reactions, crystal growth and more! Students will create a visual and written journal to record data and observations. A culmination activity will be a field trip to The Discovery Science Place where students can continue their own science investigations.
* TEKS= Texas Essential of Knowledge and Skills, our state mandated curriculum guidelines.
The study of robotics implicitly demonstrates the application of math, science, and technology as well as introduces students to technological literacy as they develop the following work related competencies: project and time management, resource allocation, information accessing, systems understanding, team work, and effective/efficient problem solving. Robotics allows us teachers to introduce academic concepts in contexts that make sense to students and help them understand the digital world they are growing up in and will eventually become the leaders of.
“ROBOTECH” – Paul Eyler, Steve Phillips, Leah Huffstetter, Mary Jenkins, Jan Ace & Pedro Riscado – Hogg Middle School
Success will be defined as student achievement on formative and summative assessment. In the learning cycle, a teacher must know before the lesson what the students know. In this case, a pre-test will be given to all physics students. This pre-test will be a series of short free response type questions over the topic of the electric field. At the conclusion of the lesson, the same questions will be administered at the summative assessment. Success will be defined when a majority of students grow in their conceptual understanding of the electric field.
“Visualizing the Electric Field” – Lana Hood, Al Shirley –
Robert E. Lee High School
A valid partnership is pivotal to the success of the project
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