Quickbooks is a very popular accounting management software that many businesses utilize. This grant will be used to purchase Quickbooks specific manuals for BHS’s accounting course. By providing the students with exposure and experience working in the system, it prepares them to be well qualified candidates in the workforce. The manuals also build real-world connections for the students in the form of simulations that take them through everyday transactions and reporting. At the end of each school year, students will have the opportunity to become certified in Quickbooks.
The project will provide students the opportunity to research a family member of their choosing and learn about the historical significance and events their family member experienced. Through online subscriptions and various other resources students will showcase their digital project including their written work and additional findings, and providing community members an opportunity to see their hard work. This cross-curricular, collaborative classroom project is aimed at improving academic skills. The project will take place in a classroom setting including collaboration from eighth grade social studies, communication arts, special education teachers and school librarians. In addition, parents, extended family members and local historians could contribute to the success of the individual family history projects.
The purpose of this project is to involve students at CJMS in the planning and implementation of a maker space. Maker spaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, art, engineering and tinkering. A maker space is not only a science lab, computer lab, art room or wood shop, but it may contain elements found in all of these spaces. The CJMS maker space will launch dozens of ideas as these creative, talented students get the opportunity to investigate technologies and tools in the maker space.
The purpose of this grant is to purchase technology for students to produce school-wide (or classroom based) newscasts and podcasts. Newscasting and podcasting give students the opportunity to write for an authentic audience about topics that are interesting to them and are about them. Producing authentic writing for peers provides students with an organic opportunity to build community in SMS. We hope to showcase the wide variety of talents and interests of SMS students that are sometimes left unknown to our wider community.
This grant project will provide teachers the opportunity to seek out a variety of sensory based interventions ensuring all students have access to their full learning potential. STEP’s goal is to give teachers the means to efficiently access sensory tools and put them in the hands of struggling students. By creating a school based check out system, much like a library, where Hyalite teachers can quickly access sensory tools, while decreasing behaviors and increasing student engagement.
The purpose of this project is to provide students in fifth grade with the technology needed to fully engage with the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum which is a science, engineering, math, and technology (STEM) curriculum designed to teach students content through four modules. Each of the four PLTW modules in fifth grade requires the use of an iPad, including modeling and creating robots.
Digital storytelling may use new technology, but at its heart is the age-old tradition of storytelling. Third grade students will explore historical journals of westward expansion, and use modern technology to update and share tales of Bozeman’s historical characters. Using digital media to tell stories hones 21st century literacy skills while giving students new tools to create and communicate orally, with the written word and with mixed digital media all at once. This project will not only build these skills specifically in our history studies of westward expansion, but will enhance communication skills and confidence for students that will carry over to other school subjects, as well as their social-emotional development overall.