District Announces 2016-17 Instructional Innovation Grant Recipients

Posted by Beth Graser on 6/10/2016 3:55:00 PM

The 2016-17 school year will be the fourth in which the District has awarded Innovation Grants to staff members.

 However, this will be the first in which the focus has shifted away from strictly putting technology into the hands of staff members, and toward investing in professional learning communities (PLCs) who are committed to enhancing their instructional practices through the implementation and improvement of the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (5Ds) in their classrooms, utilizing appropriate technology, and re-imagining learning spaces with flexible classroom furniture.

 Our four grant recipients include one PLC at each grade band: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12:

 Rosedale 3rd Grade – Erin VanDyke, 3rd grade teacher, Ashley Siebert, 3rd grade teacher—Rosedale Elementary School

 Coyotes Incorporating Technology (CIT) – Shawna Munson, 6th grade teacher, Trevor Spangle, SLC/Life Skills teacher, Matt Odman, 6th grade teacher—Quatama Elementary School

 EverGREEN Innovators – David Yabu, Sean Fishback, Doug Knox – 8th grade Language Arts teachers, Troy Hall, Shop/Gateway to Technology teacher—Evergreen Middle School

 Liberty English 9/10 – Josh Bateman, 9th and 10th grade Language Arts teacher, Christopher Keller, 9th grade Language Arts teacher, Brieanna Douthit, Language Arts department chair, Bret Davis, TAG coordinator, Kathleen Lacock, Instructional Coach—Liberty High School

 Congratulations to all of the winning PLCs!