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Bowman Elementary School
9 Philip Road, Lexington, MA 02421

 LEF 2016-2017 Grants

Fellowship

  • Kim Rogerson, School Psychologist at Harrington and Bowman, will attend the National Association of School Psychologists’ annual convention in New Orleans, LA. The conference will present evidence-based research, strategies and techniques for testing, intervention and support that address such issues as how to meet students’ increasingly complex needs and differentiate instruction.

Program Grants

  • Elementary Robotics Curriculum Integration. Building on the successful LEF-funded pilot of an afterschool robotics and engineering program at Estabrook and Bridge Schools, LHS teachers and the LexRobotics team will extend the program to all Lexington elementary schools and train teachers to integrate robotics and engineering classes into the schools’ regular curriculum, as well.
  • Engaging Students in STEM Using the Flying Classroom Curriculum. Fourth grade students will vicariously circle the globe on a “Flying Classroom” expedition that explores STEM, geography, cultural studies and history in locales around the world via a web-based “reality show” that engages students in hands-on discovery and inquiry and interactive simulations.

School Community Grant

  • Cultural Proficiency, Mathematics, Reading, and 5th Grade Leadership Development. Bowman will advance ongoing initiatives in cultural proficiency, mathematics professional learning, units of study using the Readers Workshop approach, and the development of a 5th grade leadership development seminar.

 

LEF 2015-2016 Grants

Fellowships

  • Laurel Harris, a 4th grade teacher, will travel to France to participate in an EarthWatch field project, "Wildlife in the Changing French Pyrenees." She and two Harrington 4th grade teachers will study the effects of mountain erosion, the changing behaviors of animals, and the survival of plants – content that aligns with the new 4th grade Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Jean Claffey, the school nurse, will attend the National School Nurses Associationannual conference in Philadelphia.
  • Kate Jones, a 1st grade teacher, will attend a course at Lesley University on Effective Literacy Coach Training. This training will enable her to provide instructional coaching and mentoring to fellow teachers at Bowman.

School Community Grant

  • Bowman Elementary School used its 2014–2015 School Community Grant to explore intervention programs, strengthen its focus on cultural diversity, and support professional development at conferences and in study groups on culture, math, language and literacy.

 

LEF 2014-2015 Grants

Program Grants

  • Strengthening Library Research Skills: The library teacher and instructional technology specialist created lessons and resources that enhanced differentiated instruction through the use of iPads. This technology enabled students to access databases, e-books, booklists, and pre-selected research websites, and to record and share their work with teachers and classmates.
  • People on the Move: Immigration to America Past and Present: New York City presents a rich environment in which to explore our nation’s immigration history and present-day realities. Elementary teachers visited selected sites to deepen their knowledge of the subject, then created and implemented a 4th grade curriculum on the American immigrant experience at all six elementary schools.

School Community Grant

  • Academic Intervention for Students, Leadership Development for Staff: Bowman used its 2013–2014 School Community Grant to strengthen opportunities for students to improve reading fluency, attention, and memory, and to provide staff with professional development and leadership development opportunities. Staff will present Bowman’s Flipped Leadership Model at a national conference and also receive expert guidance in exploring aspects of culture and race.

Fellowships

  • Laurel Harris, a 4th grade teacher, will travel to France to participate in an EarthWatch field project, “Wildlife in the Changing French Pyrenees.” She and two Harrington 4th grade teachers will study the effects of mountain erosion, the changing behaviors of animals, and the survival of plants – content that aligns with the new 4th grade Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Jean Claffey, the school nurse, will attend the National School Nurses Associationannual conference in Philadelphia.
  • Kate Jones, a 1st grade teacher, will attend a course at Lesley University on Effective Literacy Coach Training.  This training will enable her to provide instructional coaching and mentoring to fellow teachers at Bowman.