estabrook Grants

 Orton-Gillingham method

Orton-Gillingham method

FELLOWSHIPS

Francine Hannan, K-5 special education resource teacher, will complete the training and practicum required to achieve certification in the Orton-Gillingham method, which has proven effective in boosting learning by dyslexic and struggling learners. (Awarded 2017-18)

 Example of a Mobile Maker station

Example of a Mobile Maker station

PROGRAM GRANTS

Estabrook fourth grade teacher Mark Taggart will purchase rolling carts, storage bins and Maker components and tools to create a “Maker Space on the Go” mobile platform that is accessible to all Estabrook students. He will also establish an extracurricular Maker Club where students can learn engineering principles through inventing, problem solving, and instruction in such skills as sewing and soldering. (Awarded 2016-17)

SCHOOL COMMUNITY GRANTS

Estabrook Elementary School will celebrate the school's culture and diversity through a school-wide student and staff "identity poem" writing project facilitated by artist-in-residence Regie O'Hare Gibson that culminates in an original spoken word poetry and musical performance for the Estabrook family community. (Awarded 2017-18)