Foundation Grant ParkviewThe Charlotte Public Schools Education Foundation announces the release of four classroom mini grants for the 2013-14 school year, totaling more than $900. Grants were awarded to teachers at four different buildings within the district.

Charlotte High School special education teacher, Mike Baker received a $270 grant from the William Garvey Memorial Fund for technology needed to post lessons online for students. The lessons will allow students to access geometry lessons outside of regular class time.

Parkview Elementary School teachers Abigail DeBack, Diana Bartolacci, Rachael Eye and Tyne Sanders also received a William Garvey Memorial Fund grant in the amount of $160. The grant will be used to acquire One More Story, an iPad application that combines technology with literature to give students a positive reading experience.

Angela Jewell, fourth grade teacher at Charlotte Upper Elementary School, received a $125 grant from the Education Foundation’s Mini Grant Fund for the “Magic of Music.” The grant will go towards the acquisition of music downloaded to classroom iPads to be used during lesson transitions to increase student achievement in support of Robert Marzano’s philosophy in “The Art and Science of Teaching.”

The final grant was awarded to Washington Elementary School third grade teacher, Paul Murphy. Murphy received $360 to be used for the purchase of 10 iPad keyboards to be used to support students as they contribute written work to the classroom blog.