Bridge Grants

Deborah Side at a masters workshop in Ghana

Deborah Side at a masters workshop in Ghana

2016-17 Fellowships

Kristen Gray, a kindergarten literacy teacher, and Allison Gullingsrud, a 1st grade teacher, will attend the Columbia Teachers College Summer Reading Institute. They will learn how to use the Readers Workshop model, tailored to each grade level, to create a learning community in which students develop skill in and love of reading as they share ideas and learn both from the teacher and from one another.

Deborah Side, a music teacher, will attend a masters workshop in Ghana that combines an international methodology of teaching music with a focus on building students’ understanding of African music and culture through games, songs, dances, and instrumental pieces.

Example of outdoor classroom

Example of outdoor classroom

2016-17 School Community Grant

Outdoor Classroom. Bridge will design and build an outdoor classroom that gives students, teachers, and the community a structured yet open space to extend curriculum and learning opportunities.