Clarke Middle School Grants

Katherine M. Costa

Katherine M. Costa

FELLOWSHIPS

Strengthening Dyslexic and Struggling Students’ Reading, Writing and Spelling Skills. Katherine Costa, Reading Specialist, will complete the course and practicum required to achieve Level 1 Certification in the Orton-Gillingham approach, which addresses higher-level concepts like advanced word structure, vocabulary development, comprehension, assessment, and case management that are especially critical for middle school students. (Awarded 2018-19)

Finnish education system a world-renowned model of excellence

Finnish education system a world-renowned model of excellence

Anna Monaco, Principal of Clarke School, and Jennifer Turner, Principal of Diamond School, will participate in an intensive one-week study tour that gives principals an opportunity to learn about and experience such aspects of Finnish school administration as pedagogical leadership, implementing a learner-centered approach, collaboration of schools with various stakeholders, and other groundbreaking educational practices that have made the Finnish education system a world-renowned model of excellence. (Awarded 2017-18)

Example STEAM creation from tools available at Clarke Library

Example STEAM creation from tools available at Clarke Library

PROGRAM GRANTS

Making It @ Clarke. Clarke Librarian Carolyn Kelly, working with engineering teachers, the science department head, and the principal, will create an interactive, hands-on learning space in the library that offers materials, tools, kits and technology that enable students to self-direct their learning of STEAM skills while creating projects for class assignments and WIN Block activities. (Awarded 2016-17)

Clarke Middle School Principal describes recent LEF School Community Grants that enable Clarke Middle School students and faculty to practice innovative teaching and learning.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY GRANTS

Clarke Middle School will provide professional learning to a core group of teachers to develop the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement a rigorous, relevant, project-based learning curriculum. (Awarded 2017-18)