More than 30 grants were awarded to CCISD teachers to implement innovative programs in their classrooms. These grants will impact students throughout CCISD.
This Spring, over 8,000 CCISD students will participate in programs funded by the education foundation through Grants for World Class Schools. More funding was provided this year than ever before, with $56, 342 awarded for creative teaching ideas that will educate and inspire across Corpus Christi ISD.
This Spring, 8,125 CCISD students will participate in programs funded by the education foundation through Grants for World Class Schools. More funding was provided this year than ever before, with $55,306 awarded for creative teaching ideas that will educate and inspire across Corpus Christi ISD.
From King High School Teacher Amanda Rose: “This grant program far exceeded my expectations. It was meant to be an opportunity for students to connect the content from their Aquatic Science classroom to the real world — they saw the interdependence of organisms and how those creatures are impacted by human activities. They identified, collected and handled different aquatic species — there is really no better way to teach than by actually experiencing something. THANK YOU, CCEF!”
This program was funded by the Corpus Christi Education Foundation in Spring 2014.
Hands-on, interactive learning opportunities will educate and inspire 7,216 CCISD students in this school year alone, thanks to 26 Grants for World Class Schools being awarded by the Corpus Christi Education Foundation (CCEF). Community professionals and board members from the CCEF traveled to 18 schools on Friday, December 6, 2013, to surprise educators at each campus with checks totaling $51,434.
The Corpus Christi Education Foundation (CCEF), together with our Valedictorian and Salutatorian Partners for World Class Schools, travel across the city each Fall to surprise CCISD educators with grant awards — this year, totaling $46,800. The 25 awards for 2012-2013, distributed at 19 campuses, will fund “outside-the-box,” creative teaching ideas through new programs designed to increase student engagement.
A valuable partnership with Valero Bill Greehey Refinery provided hands-on learning experiences through robotics and technology for more than 4,000 CCISD students. Valero awarded a $15,600 grant to the Corpus Christi Education Foundation in 2010 for robotics programs, and a $16,600 grant in 2011 for science technology implemented for the first time this past school year.
The CCEF, together with the family of Byron Dodd, awarded four grants totaling more than $3,000 to CCISD special education inclusion teachers in Spring 2012. These grant programs are funding innovative learning for students with adaptive needs in memory of Dodd, who was a licensed specialist in school psychology with CCISD for more than 35 years.
The Corpus Christi Education Foundation awarded more than $43,000 in Grants for World Class Schools in December 2011. These grants will fund 25 innovative programs for students in 58 classrooms across 22 CCISD campuses. Special thanks to our Partners for World Class Schools who make these awards possible to bring interactive learning to our students not otherwise able to be funded through CCISD.
King High School students are developing skills for a future career in graphic design and video production, thanks to a program funded by the Corpus Christi Education Foundation in Spring 2011. Click on the image above to view the slideshow!
First graders at Houston Elementary School are taking an innovative approach to a classroom project by not only writing and illustrating literature by hand, but using computer software to create digital books and audio recordings. These young authors are participating in a program that’s becoming an annual program at Houston, funded by the Corpus Christi Education Foundation in Spring 2011. Click on the image above to view the slideshow!
Elementary students from Zavala SES engage in interactive learning using tools provided through a program funded by the Corpus Christi Education Foundation. Click on the image above to view the slideshow!