Richland Bean-Blossom Schools receives mini-grants to help support classrooms
Teachers at Richland Bean-Blossom Schools recently got a boost to help improve teaching styles in the era of COVID-19. $3,000 was awarded to 8 classroom projects as part of a new United Way Education Mini-Grants pilot program. The grants seek to support teachers in the smaller school districts outside of Bloomington for special projects not normally covered in their school budget.
For this first round of funding, a variety of project areas and grade levels spanning preschool through eleventh grade received awards including:
- Gamifying classrooms with video production tools and online platform memberships
- Accessible outdoor equipment for preschool children of all abilities to use
- Expanded options for engaging classroom literature, including science novels and leveled chapter books
- Hands on STEM materials
- Interactive online materials like creative web apps and virtual reality
In the next round of funding, teachers at Spencer-Owen Community Schools and Eastern Greene Schools will be invited to apply for mini-grants.