Find It & Fund It, Hillsborough!

 

Everyday teachers and administrators go beyond the curriculum and look for ways to enhance the learning environment for their students. By conducting creative, exciting projects and programs in and out of the classroom, they keep students motivated and engaged. Our foundation knows teachers are the real super heroes! Our foundation believes teachers and students are worth the investment of resources to support creating amazing learning experiences that have impact!

 

To see what needs your support, simply click on a grant request below to view the details. You can also do a detailed search and look for a project by a specific school, subject area, or teacher.

 

If you would like to make a general donation click here. If you would like more information about funding for this program, please contact Laura Grucza at lgrucza@educationfoundation.com or 813.574.0274.

 

 

 

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Drum Magic

Cleveland Elementary

To increase students' confidence and ability To merge arts standards with other curricula To build connections and provide engaging context.  

Music - K-5

posted October 24, 2018

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Only $2000 Needed

 
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Laptops for Learning

Oak Park Elementary

The goal is to provide 8 touchscreen laptops to the self-contained ASD primary classroom.  

Technology - K-5

posted October 30, 2018

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Only $2000 Needed

 
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Graphic and Illustrated Books Capture Reluctant Readers

Sligh Middle School

We want to provide access to our students to more graphic novels, illustrated fiction, diary fiction and quality age-appropriate manga volumes, with the goal being at least 250 books.  

Language Arts - 6-8

posted November 2, 2018

2% Funded

 

 

Only $1970 Needed

 
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Lifelong Learners

Oak Park Elementary

My goal is to foster a dynamic learning environment that promotes meaningful engagement, student preparedness to be productive members in their community through captivating experiences with reading and technology. 

Language Arts - 2

posted November 7, 2018

1% Funded

 

 

Only $1975 Needed

 
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We Do STEM

Dover Elementary

To add STEM learning to 4th and 5th grade students so that they can in turn teach K-5. 5th and 4th grade students will learn using STEM book, science text, and robotics to create school wide STEM question for K-5th grade students. K-5th grade students will receive pencils, stamps or buttons for correct answers. f  

Stem - Pre K - 5

posted November 13, 2018

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Only $2000 Needed

 
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Reading to Rave About

Oak Park Elementary

This is an F school. All 17 of my students are below grade level expectations in reading. $2000 would purchase materials to support their reading in 6 different stations while I meet in small groups to teach them on their personal reading levels. 

Language Arts - 1

posted November 23, 2018

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Only $2000 Needed

 
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All I want for Christmas is 6 Lap-Tops!

Lutz Elementary

Funding this project would complete my class set of laptops! My goal is to have a class set of Laptops for daily use in my classroom. 

Technology - 3

posted December 5, 2018

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Only $2000 Needed

 
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Lets Get Lit for ELA

Oak Park Elementary

My goal for Lets Get Lit for ELA is to increase students’ proficiency in (ELA) through the use of student engagement strategies. 92% of my low socioeconomic students are reading and writing below grade level. Lets Get Lit for ELA is designed to help students become self-motivated learners. 

Language Arts - 5

posted November 5, 2018

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Only $1997.68 Needed

 
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Creating Connections

Stowers Elementary

The goal of this project is to help the super-creative, amazing students in my ASD classroom use adaptable arts and crafts supplies to make connections to their learning. 

Language Arts - K-5

posted December 11, 2018

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Only $1997.01 Needed

 
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Plants vs. Zombies

Benito Middle School

Provide a reading unit that can be enjoyed outside in an engaging environment that encourages
students to explore and discover nature as they read with captivating text that is tailored to their
reading level. I want to increase student motivation to read by allowing them to stretch their legs outside while listening to an audiobook and following along with a written text. 

Language Arts - 8

posted November 1, 2018

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Only $1996.34 Needed

 
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“The Best Living Things Menu Ever!”

Hunter's Green Elementary

Superintendent Jeff Eakins has stated he not only wants more students proficient in reading. He thinks it is “the code to crack”. He has publicly stated that his goal is to have all third grade students reading at grade level. Currently only 53% of students are reading at grade level by third grade (Sokol, M. The Tampa Times. “An ambitious new goal for Hillsborough schools: Every child up to speed on reading by third grade,” September 12, 2018).
I incorporate multiple standards into my teaching activities whenever possible. So the following learning exercise incorporates the following standards: LAF.3.R.L1.1, LAFS. 3.S.L.1.1, LAFS.2.4, LAFS.2.5, LAFS.2.6, LAFS.3.7, LAFS.3.8, LAFS.3.9. Most importantly for the purposes of this grant and in keeping with Superintendent Eakins mandate is LAFS.3.RI.1.2. My students in third grade are excited to come to reading cafe for a menu of reading and research options to study for the standard LAFS.3.RI.1.2; Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

As a third grade teacher this is a focus of my teaching plan. I have integrated a unique offering to excite students about reading and research. I found one solution to excite students not only about reading but also researching a topic. They like to do a detailed report on, pull out the key details on said living thing into a report and present the living thing they picked to the class. In the past students often picked a living thing they already knew about instead of venturing into an unknown jungle of living things. That is why we now change the classroom into a reading cafe where the students have the option to find a living thing based on our theme: “The Best Living Things Menu Ever!”. These students arrive posing as a patron but are actually food critics. The food on the menus have descriptions of the literature on the tables. A book of prompt questions for their food citic report (research project) will be comb bound. The cafe experience allows the students to go between four tables and for ten minutes explore different kind of living things; domestic, wild, insect, reptiles, amphibians, insects, mammals and fish. What will they pick? The biggest teeth, the most tricks, grossest, prettiest or just plain pink living things? This grant will allow us to not only increase our selection of books for the reading cafe but also provide laminator for our living things menus, aprons for maitre D and other appropriate props to transform a classroom into a magical world.

I would like to provide my students with the love of reading by having them participate in a interactive learning activity. 

Language Arts - 4

posted October 30, 2018

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Only $1991.11 Needed

 
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Room Full of Music

Benito Middle School

Learning to play viola or violin has lifelong benefits. In middle school it can help students find a place where they belong. Playing an instrument provides my students with an emotional outlet. The strings my students use on their instruments has a large impact in how the instrument will sound. As a teacher, I would like to have quality strings available to them to help boost their confidence and sound.

I teach standard MU.68.S.3.6: Develop and demonstrate efficient rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques. My students learn not from a textbook, but a book filled with notes that, when put together, make a marvelous composition. If awarded the grant I will have the supplies to elevate the music education for my violinists and violists to the next level. 

Music - 6-8

posted November 27, 2018 - deadline February 1, 2019

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Only $1990.08 Needed

 
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Sharp Minds

Wharton Senior High

Hospitality & Culinary Arts is looking to add new knives to our program. 

Career and Technical - 9-12

posted December 7, 2018

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Only $1988.5 Needed

 
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Future Leaders of America

Oak Park Elementary

My goal is to inspire children to have a love for reading that last forever. I want to encourage them to become better readers along the way and improve their reading, writing, and math skills. 

Language Arts - 1

posted October 24, 2018

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Only $1981.12 Needed

 
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Future Scientist

Oak Park Elementary

To create technology savvy and internet efficient students who use computers and science centers to problem solve, and to get exposure to the world and their future.  

Stem - 3

posted November 29, 2018

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Only $1973.78 Needed

 
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Unlimited Learning access

Oak Park Elementary

I currently have 3 computers in my classroom so the goal would be to provide 7 more touchscreen Chromebooks with wireless mice.  

Language Arts - K-5

posted December 4, 2018

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Only $1970 Needed

 
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Booked Up

Oak Park Elementary

Oak Park Elementary is a grade F school. One of our major deficiencies is that our students are 2-3 grade levels below in reading. My goal is to increase reading proficiency through interactive, energetic, and creative lessons. 6% of my 5th graders are on level in reading. My goal is to increase that number by at least 50%. 

Language Arts - 5

posted November 13, 2018

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Only $1951.26 Needed

 
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#Read My Lit

Benito Middle School

I like my room buzzing with discussions on interesting books for novel study. During each quarter, I place four books of each of the titles I offer and ask my student to select a book. The four students that pick the same book are in a discussion group. I have six periods participate so in all we need multiple copies of each title. Since students take those books home, some get lost and some get overly loved. Our Language Art department has identified the need for the titles in this grant and if awarded, look forward to lively debate in the classroom.  

Language Arts - 7

posted November 13, 2018 - deadline January 31, 2019

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Only $1944.03 Needed

 
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The STEM Touch

Barrington Middle School

To purchase five Apple iPads for use in an 8th grade classroom to support and enhance 21st Century STEM skills. The iPads would be used to access Gizmos, Nearpods and PHET simulations in the classroom allowing for students to be exposed to technology and bring abstract concepts to life. 

Stem - 8

posted October 31, 2018

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Only $1930.5 Needed

 
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Bells will be ringing!

Hunter's Green Elementary

The goal of this project is to increase the amount of bright and cheerful ringing of handbells both in our general music classroom and in the extracurricular handbell choirs. Due to growing student interest to participate in our school's handbell choir(s), we need additional bells to accommodate our inspired musicians.

I will use these new handbell instruments as hands-on resources to teach standards MU.3.O.1.1, MU.3.O.1.2, MU.3.O.3.1, MU.3.S.2.1, MU.3.F.3.1, MU.4.C.2.2, MU.4.C.2.1, where the students will identify elements in musical works, perform and understand how a change in musical elements can affect and alter the mood of the music, identify the patterns in the music that will assist them in sequencing the form through their performance, and describe & analyze performance techniques that will enhance their own performance.  

Music - K-5

posted November 16, 2018

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Only $1930 Needed

 
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For the Ability, not the Disability

Oak Park Elementary

To enhance the learning process for all of my students on all levels, and to make an equal learning opportunity for all 

Technology - 4

posted October 30, 2018

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Only $1929.95 Needed

 
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Eye in the Sky

Wharton Senior High

Hospitality & Culinary Arts is looking to update our classroom CCTV security cameras. 

Career and Technical - 9-12

posted December 7, 2018

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Only $1927 Needed

 
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Gadgets for Gifted

Benito Middle School

The goal of the project is to provide gifted students access to a quiet corner where they can work independently if they already got the concepts in a class and need enhanced learning. The grant request includes a study carrel, a laptop/computer and a task chair. 

Stem - 6

posted November 7, 2018

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Only $1926.58 Needed

 
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Help us create a memory of a lifetime!

Foster Elementary

We would like to provide our students an opportunity to attend an end of the year school field trip to Busch Gardens if they show exceptional character and responsibility during this school year. 

Character Development - 5

posted December 4, 2018 - deadline March 15, 2019

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Only $1920 Needed

 
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Unique Learning for Unique Needs!

Summerfield Elementary

The goal for this project is to support the learning of 50 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade who are served in a self-contained setting. This project project provides 3 licenses for Unique Learning Systems curriculum (one for each teacher) and a touch-screen tablet for the students to use within the classrooms. 

Stem - K-5

posted October 30, 2018

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Only $1907.85 Needed

 
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Succeeding through learning from various VIEWS

Oak Park Elementary

I am a teacher in a Title I school. My students are faced with many challenges outside of the classroom that takes a toll on their learning in the classroom. Many of my students are living in motels, being raised by grandparents, or have no access to computers. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with equitable instruction that influences their learning experiences. Every child has the ability to learn and I intend to ensure that they show their best. 

Technology - 1

posted October 24, 2018

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Only $1891.27 Needed

 
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Fashioning Fractions for Fun!

Hunter's Green Elementary

To educate students in understanding fractions in an interactive methodology.

One of my favorite standard to teach is MAFS.3.G.1.2; Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.

I enjoy teaching in interactive, energizing methods. It is well known that children who are involved in learning take away more knowledge than the passive learning. Also, over 60% of children prefer to learn math visually. In this math module I use interactive materials to let the children create their own fractions so they own the numbers. Providing 3D objects and educational materials at home carries the classroom learning into the real world.

The concept of ⅛ being smaller than ¼ even though 8 is a higher number is a concept that can be difficult to grasp and lends itself to visual learning and hand-on activities. Students gifted in math may not be gifted in reading and vice versa. I want to enforce the standard through different methods to provide the support students need inside the classroom and provide them with resources to lend them for home. The addition of math literature allows students to read about practical use of factions in real life and in a non-traditional way improve reading ability. Students are increasingly presented with work problems in math and have to work on their math vocabulary. Having different models allows students to master learning through fun exploration. The addition of a 3D printer provides math manipulatives to use in the classroom and at home. If I receive this grant I can visually individualize learning to whichever shapes the student better understands and print tangible items for homework. 

Stem - 3

posted October 30, 2018

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Only $1870.2 Needed

 
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Let them Collaborate!

Randall Middle School

The goal of this project is to bring the media center into the modern age by giving students a place to collaborate. These tables will allow students to move into the types of groups they need in order to accomplish their goal. With such high stress in schools, students need a place to come in and collaborate with others in a comfortable manner. 

Other - 6-8

posted November 5, 2018

5% Funded

 

 

Only $1750.72 Needed

 
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Wowza! We need books!

Benito Middle School

A good book can take you far, far away! That is my title for a fantastic display of life and earth science books that ignite my students interest. I am a media specialist for middle school and I have compiled together books that I know my students would pick up and check out on different science topics. In addition, I have titles to replenish the display to keep the display alive.  

Language Arts - 6-8

posted November 16, 2018

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Only $1832.22 Needed

 
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STEAM Lab Classroom

Williams Middle School

We plan to renovate the back area of the media center into an interactive STEAM Lab classroom. This space will include mobile furniture, a fully equipped media cart, and interactive boards, such as whiteboard, green/blue screens, and a chalkboard.  

Stem - 6-8

posted November 6, 2018

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Only $1820 Needed

 
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Can we build it? Yes we can!

Summerfield Elementary

My goal for this grant is to provide my students with STEM activities such as laptops, robotics, Legos, K'nex, and other building materials to enhance our regular science, math, and technology curriculum. 

Stem - 3

posted October 25, 2018

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Only $1772.68 Needed

 
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Colorful Collections and comic relief

Benito Middle School

The students come from a wide array of backgrounds. The school has 51% economically disadvantaged rate and 66% minority rate. The school has a diverse population of students.
University of South Florida (USF) is close to our school and many USF faculty and staff families attend our school. The families move into the area as a result of professional job opportunities making the school more diverse including academic diversity and expectation towards the collections the library needs to carry. The school wants to meet those expectations and grow as the community grows. As a media specialist my job is to prepare the students for life. There is a growing interest amongst students to read more graphic novels. I want to meet that need by providing current and exciting selection of graphic novels that span different genre of books, including chapter books, series, biographies and fiction. This grant would enable the school to provide relevant materials for students to get in depth knowledge on the subjects. The skills students learn through books are transferable and stresses the understanding of culture and generations. Through books, students individual character has the opportunity to shine.

I took over the school library less than 2 years ago. The library has 6,208 total number of books for 1,100 students. Out of those books, around 150 are graphic novel books. Many of those graphic novel books are older novels like Skip beat series that came out in 2006 and those books that simply have not fallen apart due to use are still being checked out. An example of how the library has not been able to keep up, the library only has Skip beat up to book 19 that was published in 2009 but the series is now up to book 40. Graphic novels are one of the most popular section of the library with average checkout of graphic novels around 35-45 novels each day. I would like to use the interest in graphic novels to expand students horizon. Would the book Poe stories and poems increase interest in poetry for example?
 

Language Arts - 6-8

posted November 1, 2018

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Only $1772.47 Needed

 
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Digital Lab Learning

Barrington Middle School

The overall objective of Digital Lab Learning is to effectively engage all students thus increasing their science content understanding. When participating in science labs we need a way to avoid road blocks in learning due to student absences, equipment set-up, lab reminders, lab research, paper, equipment costs and ability to complete STEM simulation activities. In order to increase student achievement, engagement and to assist absent students with lab visuals I would like to incorporate the use of tablets into lab based instruction in the science classroom. The tablets have the capability to display PowerPoints, scientific images, simulation activities for labs, take and display pictures and video complete with speakers for sound. They will even allow teachers the ability to create real life activities, homework assignments and even test questions with pictures and video so that the students can practice analyzing and reworking real experimental data. Teachers will have the ability to support students' STEM education by providing the technology in everyday classroom activities.  

Stem - 6-8

posted October 28, 2018

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Only $1730 Needed

 
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Purchase 4 VEX IQ Superkit Robots for STEM class/club

Barrington Middle School

Purchase four (4) VEX IQ Super kits for students to use in class and after school STEM club. Each kit will cost $430.00. Four (4) kits will cost $1,720.00 

Career and Technical - 6-8

posted December 10, 2018

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Only $1720 Needed

 
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Peacemakers: Mindfulness

Hunter's Green Elementary

Superintendent Jeff Eakins has publicly stated he would like to see teachers receive focused cultural sensitivity training prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year, just as principals and assistant principals received last summer. However, an even more basic problem is that children need to become more mindful and sensitive to their own and each other’s needs whether those needs arise culturally or developmentally. I teach 5th grade science and I want to incorporate standard HE.5.B.4.1 into my lesson which states “Illustrate techniques of effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to enhance health”. Students are barraged at school with noise, tasks and expectations which often creates anxiety and makes them less sensitive to the needs of others setting off conflict and arguments. Yet until they learn how to calm, students will be unable to focus on their own and other’s needs. 

Health/P.E. - 5

posted December 6, 2018

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Only $1709.58 Needed

 
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#Get Your Read On

Benito Middle School

Reading is so much more than sounding out one word after another. A good book can open up a new world for young readers and open their minds to new ideas and new way of life. My goal is to prepare students to do their best on the FSA testing. The first step is reading great books to analyse both for comprehension and structure, followed by questions and techniques used on FSA. I have come up with a list of books that accomplish all of the above.
 

Language Arts - 7

posted November 13, 2018 - deadline January 31, 2019

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Only $1680.68 Needed

 
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Ready, Set, CODE!!!

Alafia Elementary

The goal for this project is to have the tools necessary to expose my students to the world of coding using robots from Wonder Workshop and opening doors to interests in the computer science! 

Stem - 4

posted November 7, 2018

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Only $1599.96 Needed

 
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Putting the T is STEM

Lopez Elementary

I hope to receive funding for ipads to support math and science learning through technology. 

Stem - 2

posted November 15, 2018

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Only $1464.04 Needed

 
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My Super Readers

Summerfield Elementary

Provide my students a couple of laptops to help them enhance their learning experience as readers. The students will be able to go on different reading programs on the laptops and practice their reading skills, especially my low readers. 

Technology - 3

posted October 30, 2018

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Only $1450 Needed

 
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Cougar PRIDE Events

Lockhart Elementary Magnet

As a PBIS school we strive to teach our students clear behavior and character expectations, which we call our Cougar PRIDE. We recognize students who are successfully showing their PRIDE with Cougar Cash that students can use to buy rewards in our monthly Cougar Store or tickets to our 4 large events throughout the year. All of this is to celebrate and reinforce our students who come to school and show that they are Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Disciplined and show Excellence!

As a school with 94% Free/Reduced lunch we could greatly use financial support to sustain this initiative at our school. We also have 3 self-contained ESE classrooms, where students need even more frequent reinforcement for appropriate behavior due to their disabilities. 

Character Development - K-5

posted November 27, 2018

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Only $1386.11 Needed

 
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Making strides with STEM

Mann Middle School

STEM careers are under represented in minorities and students from lower income backgrounds. Our goal is to expose more of our students to potential STEM careers. We in our first year as a STEM hub and need coding robots in a variety of levels, and makey makey kits to introduce our students to coding and innovative problem solving. 

Stem - 6-8

posted November 7, 2018

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Only $1355.88 Needed

 
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Words have power!

Benito Middle School

MLK had a dream. What is your dream? I have many and one of them is to have a display of books for February African American History Month that represents the topic in many different ways. I would like to display books written by African-American authors, books which have African-Americans on the cover and titles on famous African-American men and women who left their mark on history. Last but not least, it is a good mixture of fiction and non-fiction. I will pull titles from our collection as well as offer these new titles on the display and later on our shelves.

 

Language Arts - 6-8

posted November 9, 2018

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Only $1249 Needed

 
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Musical Madness

Benito Middle School

As a music teacher, I could give you million reasons why learning how to play cello is important, but my favorite reason is that cello is needed for symphony orchestra, chamber music, quartet and trio! It is a great instrument for students in middle school who just want to fit in, yet create their own identies. There are far fewer students playing cello in the orchestra than, for example, violin or viola, which makes cellists not only stand out but also belong. The cello brings the music down to earth with its versatility, playing in three clefs: bass, tenor and treble. It produces a wonderful, lustrous sound that makes for stunning performance in both full orchestra and solo performances.

I teach standard MU.68.O.2.2; Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition. For my students to perform the best they can, I need additional supplies available to them in the classroom. 

Music - 6-8

posted December 10, 2018 - deadline February 1, 2019

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Only $1239.55 Needed

 
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Reading Superstars!

Oak Park Elementary

The goal of this project is to increase student achievement by placing more books and literacy learning stations in students hands. Students will be able to take books and reading activities home to continue their learning that has begun at school. This project will increase their eagerness to become better readers. Students' reading levels will increase because they will have much needed materials to practice reading skills. 

Language Arts - K

posted October 29, 2018

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Only $1213 Needed

 
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Reading Rocks @ KHS!

King Senior High

Raise lower quartile Reading scores 

Language Arts - 9-12

posted November 6, 2018

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Only $1150 Needed

 
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Wanted: Future Musicians

Benito Middle School

A double bass is not only great for classical orchestra but also used in contemporary music like rock, jazz, and bluegrass. It is large in size, and supplies such as strings tend to be more expensive than a smaller string instrument. My bassists are moved by the harmony created by the bass as the vibrations move through their body. It also does not hurt that they look extra cool with their instrument.

As an educator I prepare my students for the Sunshine State Standard MU.68.S.1.5; Perform melodies with chord progressions. This grant would allow me to have the supplies needed for my students to perform music using bass as an instrument. 

Music - 6-8

posted December 10, 2018 - deadline February 1, 2019

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Memorial Making a Change

Memorial Middle School

We have had a rudimentary MakerSpace for our students using used donated art and Lego materials. It is our goal to provide a wider selection of materials for our students who have an interest in engineering, coding, science and other career fields that a MakerSpace kit will provide. 

Stem - 6-8

posted November 27, 2018

10% Funded

 

 

Only $899 Needed

 
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Rockin' STEM On My Electric Guitar

Cleveland Elementary

By using electric guitars and amplifiers my students will learn about STEM through lessons in the music class that address electricity, electronics, technology, & design. They will also learn the mathematics of how frets are spaced on the guitars and the science behind electromagnetic pickups using the amplifiers. 

Stem - K-5

posted November 15, 2018

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Only $927.99 Needed

 
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Creating 21st Century Learners through Reading!

Reddick Elementary

My project goal is to increase minutes read on our virtual library, MyOn and to increase percentage pass rates on lessons on iReady Reading and Diagnostic score.  

Language Arts - 3

posted November 5, 2018 - deadline January 31, 2019

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Only $864.44 Needed

 
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We can with STEM!

Cannella Elementary

Students need practice in problem solving and creating. With the addition of maker stations, students will face a challenge and then will be able to work with a group to create a solution to the problem. Students will build creative thinking strategies and life skills for working collaboratively.  

Stem - 3

posted December 10, 2018

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Only $700 Needed

 
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Rings for Success

Pride Elementary

We will use the metal rings and the index cards for students at each grade level (K-5) to create a running set of vocabulary words. The students will record the word, the definition, synonyms, antonyms, and a quick sketch on each card and then add it to his/her personal vocabulary ring.

The rings will be passed to the grade level above each year so that the students can continue to grow their vocabularies throughout their entire K-5 education and see how many words they have learned.


 

Language Arts - K-5

posted November 15, 2018

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Only $609.37 Needed

 
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Building Vocabulary

Dover Elementary

95% of my students are English Language Learners. As a result, they are struggling in reading because they do not understand what the words mean. My students comprehension will increase once, they have a better understanding of how to make meaning of words. I want to build their vocabulary and give them strategies to help them grow as readers. 

Language Arts - 2

posted October 27, 2018

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Only $590 Needed

 
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Just Right Books at Home

Knights Elementary

The goal of this project is to provide students with books to take home on their reading level throughout the school year. 

Language Arts - 1

posted December 7, 2018

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Only $552 Needed

 
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Step! Ladies!

Broward Elementary

The girl of this project is to continue providing this afterschool program that allows girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade to collaborate and work together learning new steps and dance routines. This also allows me to mentor the girls that struggle with behavior. 

Character Development - K-5

posted November 26, 2018

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Digital Scrapbooks: Making Memories

Coleman Middle

The goal of this lesson is to strengthen students’ writing skills through image and text correlation. Students use their prior knowledge to reflect upon the school year. They create a story of their memories using digital images, clip art, and
PowerPoint. Images are placed in sequential order and enhanced using descriptive text captions. After the digital scrapbook is complete, classmates edit one another’s work using a checklist. Students present their digital scrapbooks to an audience to reflect on what they have learned and to share their knowledge with the school community.
 

Language Arts - 7

posted October 30, 2018 - deadline April 26, 2019

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Only $500 Needed

 
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Engineers of the Future

Cannella Elementary

To provide students will an opportunity to experience STEM careers.  

Stem - 3

posted December 10, 2018

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Only $500 Needed

 
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See It, Hear It, Say It, Learn It!

Reddick Elementary

The goal for this project is to increase language skills of students that are served by the Speech Language Pathologist. The goal is to provide students with engaging and fun speech/language therapy materials that will support expanding their communication skills.

Reddick Elementary is a Renaissance school that also is an Achievement school. We have a high population of ELL students.  

Language Arts - Pre K - 5

posted November 15, 2018

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Laptop Bar for a Modern Media Center

Brandon Senior High

To help bring the library into the 21st century by adding a second laptop bar of new touch screen computers, bar stools, and laptop locks to help students create content and become technologically literate.  

Technology - 9-12

posted November 14, 2018

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Dash robot

Sulphur Springs K-8

Increase students engagement and introduce students to STEAM related career fields. We are currently using code. org and the dash robot, or a similar coding robot will allow the students to practice the skills and see them come to life 

Stem - 4

posted October 27, 2018

17% Funded

 

 

Only $250 Needed

 
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Expanding Our Expressions!

Valrico Elementary

My goal is to help my students with speech and language impairments to be able to express themselves verbally, with rich vocabulary and elaborate details. My desire is to be able to provide my students with the tools necessary to be successful not only in the therapy room, but in the school and home environment.

As a speech-language pathologist, I provide therapy to students from preschool through fifth grade, ranging from a variety of disabilities, including speech impairments, language impairments, autism, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, etc. Several of the students struggle with expressive language skills, such as verbally expressing their wants and needs, producing complete sentences, and using appropriate vocabulary. My goal is to improve the students’ expressive language and describing skills, because strong oral language skills are required to be able to organize information while speaking, writing, and understanding information when reading.

 

Other - Pre K - 5

posted December 4, 2018

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School Subject Project Amount Date Deadline
Cleveland Elementary Music Drum Magic $2,000.00 10/24/18
Oak Park Elementary Technology Laptops for Learning $2,000.00 10/30/18
Sligh Middle School Language Arts Graphic and Illustrated Books Capture Reluctant Readers $1,970.00 11/02/18
Oak Park Elementary Language Arts Lifelong Learners $1,975.00 11/07/18
Dover Elementary Stem We Do STEM $2,000.00 11/13/18
Oak Park Elementary Language Arts Reading to Rave About $2,000.00 11/23/18
Lutz Elementary Technology All I want for Christmas is 6 Lap-Tops! $2,000.00 12/05/18
Oak Park Elementary Language Arts Lets Get Lit for ELA $1,997.68 11/05/18
Stowers Elementary Language Arts Creating Connections $1,997.01 12/11/18
Benito Middle School Language Arts Plants vs. Zombies $1,996.34 11/01/18
Hunter's Green Elementary Language Arts “The Best Living Things Menu Ever!” $1,991.11 10/30/18
Benito Middle School Music Room Full of Music $1,990.08 11/27/18 2/01/19
Wharton Senior High Career and Technical Sharp Minds $1,988.50 12/07/18
Oak Park Elementary Language Arts Future Leaders of America $1,981.12 10/24/18
Oak Park Elementary Stem Future Scientist $1,973.78 11/29/18
Oak Park Elementary Language Arts Unlimited Learning access $1,970.00 12/04/18
Oak Park Elementary Language Arts Booked Up $1,951.26 11/13/18
Benito Middle School Language Arts #Read My Lit $1,944.03 11/13/18 1/31/19
Barrington Middle School Stem The STEM Touch $1,930.50 10/31/18
Hunter's Green Elementary Music Bells will be ringing! $1,930.00 11/16/18
Oak Park Elementary Technology For the Ability, not the Disability $1,929.95 10/30/18
Wharton Senior High Career and Technical Eye in the Sky $1,927.00 12/07/18
Benito Middle School Stem Gadgets for Gifted $1,926.58 11/07/18
Foster Elementary Character Development Help us create a memory of a lifetime! $1,920.00 12/04/18 3/15/19
Summerfield Elementary Stem Unique Learning for Unique Needs! $1,907.85 10/30/18
Oak Park Elementary Technology Succeeding through learning from various VIEWS $1,891.27 10/24/18
Hunter's Green Elementary Stem Fashioning Fractions for Fun! $1,870.20 10/30/18
Randall Middle School Other Let them Collaborate! $1,750.72 11/05/18
Benito Middle School Language Arts Wowza! We need books! $1,832.22 11/16/18
Williams Middle School Stem STEAM Lab Classroom $1,820.00 11/06/18
Summerfield Elementary Stem Can we build it? Yes we can! $1,772.68 10/25/18
Benito Middle School Language Arts Colorful Collections and comic relief $1,772.47 11/01/18
Barrington Middle School Stem Digital Lab Learning $1,730.00 10/28/18
Barrington Middle School Career and Technical Purchase 4 VEX IQ Superkit Robots for STEM class/club $1,720.00 12/10/18
Hunter's Green Elementary Health/P.E. Peacemakers: Mindfulness $1,709.58 12/06/18
Benito Middle School Language Arts #Get Your Read On $1,680.68 11/13/18 1/31/19
Alafia Elementary Stem Ready, Set, CODE!!! $1,599.96 11/07/18
Lopez Elementary Stem Putting the T is STEM $1,464.04 11/15/18
Summerfield Elementary Technology My Super Readers $1,450.00 10/30/18
Lockhart Elementary Magnet Character Development Cougar PRIDE Events $1,386.11 11/27/18
Mann Middle School Stem Making strides with STEM $1,355.88 11/07/18
Benito Middle School Language Arts Words have power! $1,249.00 11/09/18
Benito Middle School Music Musical Madness $1,239.55 12/10/18 2/01/19
Oak Park Elementary Language Arts Reading Superstars! $1,213.00 10/29/18
King Senior High Language Arts Reading Rocks @ KHS! $1,150.00 11/06/18
Benito Middle School Music Wanted: Future Musicians $1,052.73 12/10/18 2/01/19
Memorial Middle School Stem Memorial Making a Change $899.00 11/27/18
Cleveland Elementary Stem Rockin' STEM On My Electric Guitar $927.99 11/15/18
Reddick Elementary Language Arts Creating 21st Century Learners through Reading! $864.44 11/05/18 1/31/19
Cannella Elementary Stem We can with STEM! $700.00 12/10/18
Pride Elementary Language Arts Rings for Success $609.37 11/15/18
Dover Elementary Language Arts Building Vocabulary $590.00 10/27/18
Knights Elementary Language Arts Just Right Books at Home $552.00 12/07/18
Broward Elementary Character Development Step! Ladies! $510.00 11/26/18
Coleman Middle Language Arts Digital Scrapbooks: Making Memories $500.00 10/30/18 4/26/19
Cannella Elementary Stem Engineers of the Future $500.00 12/10/18
Reddick Elementary Language Arts See It, Hear It, Say It, Learn It! $368.21 11/15/18
Brandon Senior High Technology Laptop Bar for a Modern Media Center $343.96 11/14/18
Sulphur Springs K-8 Stem Dash robot $250.00 10/27/18
Valrico Elementary Other Expanding Our Expressions! $249.00 12/04/18

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