2015 BEF Innovative Grants

The Baldwin Education Foundation “Pawz Patrol” made the rounds Monday, September 14, 2015 to each of the USD 348 schools. 19 grants were awarded to 36 teachers for innovative projects for our students.

The Board was extremely pleased with the number and quality of all the grant proposals. We truly appreciated the hard work of every applicant. The Board wants to extend its sincere thanks to everyone who applied.

The 19 grants total $10,301.00. It is only through the terrific support of our community that we are able to award these grants.

The Baldwin Education Foundation Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-2016 Innovative Project Grants:

  • Andrew Ising, Introducing Microbiology and Biotechnology Techniques, BHS Science. Top Vote Recipient Prize.

  • April Kohrs, Simple Machines with Lego Education, BESIC. Top Vote Recipient Prize.

  • Erik Bailey, Chad Scoby and Eric Toot, Cross Curricular Real World Learning, BJHS.

  • Matthew McCune, Interactive History, BJHS.

  • Laura McCall, Barb Schwering, Jessica Iverson and Jana Wallen, 7th Hour Project-Based Learning, BJHS.

  • Patty Flory-Evans, #helpafterschool, BJHS. Presented in partnership with Mid-America Bank.

  • Becky Florance, Off My Rocker: A Multi-Sesory Approach to Reading, BESIC.

  • BHS Math Team – Danielle Balsman, Mike Curran, Lori Lampe, Tom Sigvaldson and Mike Spielman, Math Type Equation Editor. Presented in partnership with MarLan Construction.

  • Danita Price, IGLOG Digital Creations, BESIC. Presented in partnership with Kansas State Bank.

  • Katie Ellena, Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle, BESIC.

  • Sara Johnson, Writing with Technology, BJHS.

  • Stephanie Ramirez, Greenbush Engineering Mobile Science Lab, BESPC.

  • Sheryl Burggraf, Using Technology for Informational Text, BJHS.

  • Jessica Barker, Communication Expansion, BESPC.

  • Paige Mastorakos, 3M Digital Learning Adventures & Experiences, BESIC.

  • Second Grade Team – Stephanie Ramirez, Veronica Abel, Jessica Lancaster, Nicole Turner and Heather Wallsmith, Mountain Math Kit, BESPC.

  • Jill Boyle, Bullpup Book Club, BESIC.

  • Fifth Grade Team – Jennie Stewart, Sara Slack, Angie Spielman, Alica Thomas and Alison Adams, Being a Writer, BESIC. Presented in partnership with Rodrock Chiropractic.

  • Erik Bailey, “Choice Books” for 7th Grade, BJHS. Presented in Partnership with Baker University.