SEED funded $128,681.10 in grants in 2013-2014.

    All of the Schools

  1. Discovery Education Streaming Plus (fully-funded): $ 31,207.50
    Sara Kemp, Primary Applicant
    Alan Karbel, Secondary Applicant

    The purchase, staff development, and curricular implementation of Discovery Education Streaming Plus. Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a multimedia offering that can both excite and engage students while providing educators with instructional support to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards.

  2. Shorewood High School

  3. Exploring Computer Science Computer Cart (fully-funded): $17,819
    Jim Krolikowsk, Primary Applicant
    Connie Jaeger, Secondary Applicant

    This project consists of purchasing 30 netbook computers and a mobile cart which will be used for the instruction of the new Exploring Computer courses.

  4. 30 Chromebooks, Mobile Charging Cart, and Management Console (fully-funded): $9,878.60
    Lauren Stanley, Primary Applicant
    Laura Beldavs, Secondary Applicant

    The Library Media Center is requesting to purchase 30 Chromebooks, a 32-unit charging cart, and an OS management Console. In the fall of 2014, the Shorewood School District will become a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) district.

  5. Shorewood Intermediate School

  6. SIS Courage Retreat (partially funded): $2,449 (if ordered by June)
    Mark Harris, Primary Applicant

    SIS will offer the Courage Retreat developed by Youth Frontiers. The retreat is intended to help students to identify the social fears and peer pressures that undermine responsible decision-making.

  7. Atwater and Lake Bluff

  8. Leveled Literacy Intervention for Elementary (fully-funded): $44,137
    Leesa Maxwell, Atwater Elementary School
    Pat Cebe, Lake Bluff Elementary School

    This program is intended to accelerate the progress of students that struggle with literacy. This intensive intervention approach supplements regular reading and writing curricula.

  9. Bullying Prevention Unit (fully-funded): $2,449
    Julia Nash, Primary Applicant (Atwater)
    Meghan Markham, Secondary Applicant (Lake Bluff)

    These funds would be used to purchase bullying prevention curriculum which includes a copy of the Committee for Children Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit, kindergarten through 5th grade.

  10. Down to Earth Experimental Physics (DEEP) Program (fully-funded): $1,200
    Tony Schiro, Primary Applicant
    Dr. Valerica Raicu, Secondary Applicant

    The DEEP Program is an after-school science enrichment program offered at both elementary schools that engages fifth- and sixth-grade students with physical phenomena and devices through handsā€on experiments.

  11. Atwater

  12. LAUNCH: A Personalized Approach to Teaching Math: $9,200
    John Stanco, Primary Applicant

    The goal of this project is to raise math achievement levels by using this methodology coupled with a workshop approach during math lessons. This will be done through the use of pre-tests that measure Common Core readiness and post-tests that measure Common Core proficiency levels. The project relies on Samsung Chromebooks.

  13. Lake Bluff

  14. Mobile Computing Lab (partially-funded): $10,000 (Lake Bluff is funding part of the proposal)
    Mary Kalkopf, Primary Applicant
    Richard Rosen, Secondary Applicant

    We are requesting funding to purchase mobile computing devices (either iPads or Chromebooks) to be used in classrooms at Lake Bluff Elementary School.