Spring Grant Session, 2015-2016 School Year
The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation’s spring 2016 grant package totaled nearly $75,000. The dollar amount awarded this spring is among the largest amounts awarded in one period within the past decade.
Spring 2016 CEEF grants include:
- $42,840 will fund the Pond Cove Library Learning Commons for 21st Century Learners, led by Cameron Rosenblum and Tim Charltray. This is a collaborative effort designed to bring together Pond Cove’s ever-strengthening Technology Integration program while updating the Library-Media Center to create a fluid, flexible innovation space for students and teachers.
- $4,950 will fund the tuition for a team of Pond Cove first grade teachers planning to attend the Teachers College at Columbia University Summer Reading Institute. This five-day summer institute focuses on innovative teaching methods, curricula planning and revitalized thinking. The group intends to pilot the Units of Study for Teaching Reading at the first grade level beginning in September. This initiative is spearheaded by Amy Kieran and Linda Alfiero
- $3,630 will fund a new 3-D printer to utilize and upgrade the Solid Modeling and 3-D printing capabilities of the Cape Robotics Team, led by Evan Thayer. This advancement will support the team’s goal of using solid modeling software to more efficiently develop prototypes, complete robot designs and 3D print parts for their robots.
- $7,800 will fund a Middle School Project Based Learning Initiative, led by Laura Ellis. Project Based Learning is an innovative change in teaching methods and a way to engage students. The group’s plan is to “start small” and successfully implement in grade 7. Following a successful implementation, it will be easier for other grade levels to transition to Project Based Learning.
- $8,660 will contribute to the planned High School Library and Learning Commons Renovation, led by Carolyn Young and JonathanWerner. This summer the high school library will be transformed into a dynamic learning space. The grant will be applied to purchasing lightweight tables, mobile shelving units and end caps.
- $5,580 will fund a High School Sexual Assault Awareness Day, coordinated by CEHS students Caroline Lengyel, Natalie Gale, Maggie Gleason, Lily Mackenzie, and Stephen Bennett. The May 23, 2016 event, which targets upperclassmen is dedicated to raising awareness about and giving strategies for the prevention of sexual assault.
The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation is a group of community members focused on helping students Dream Big. CEEF provides teachers with resources outside of the traditional budget, in order to enhance the overall educational environment for the students. Whether it be targeted summer educational programs, investment in enhanced technology, or even a theater production to support the arts, CEEF helps the School community Dream Big. CEEF is committed to supporting its mission and helping Cape Elizabeth remain a leading school district in the State. Get in touch with CEEF by emailing or calling Ellen Jordan to discuss volunteer opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 767-2333.