The Flexible Classroom: Designing Spaces for Personalized Learning, Ottoson School
Tools of Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, Brackett School
Mathematics Coaching through Video, all elementary schools
Standing Desks, Dallin School
Elementary Digital Art Expansion, all elementary schools
In addition, AEF awarded a Continuing Scholar Award to Eileen Catizone, Stratton School Reading Specialist and raised over $13,000 through the fall STARS (School Teachers are Really Special) teacher appreciation program – a 75% increase over last year.
In spring 2015, the AEF awarded Dr. Susan Franchi, Nursing Director for the Arlington Public Schools, grant money to further develop the Coordinated Care program, with a primary focus on the elementary schools.
The overarching goal of the Coordinated Care program is to coordinate the care of students by using all available resources – including teachers, parents, health care providers, social workers and guidance counselors – in an effort to ensure that students are not prevented from attending school and/or accessing the school curriculum.
Arlington Public News interviewed Gary Blanchette, Ottoson Technology & Engineering teacher who won the 2015 MassTEC Teacher of the Year award. “Mr. Blanchette and his colleagues will continue to have success thanks in large part to funding from Arlington residents”. That funding was made possible by AEF and our generous donors! AEF funded all of the technology (iPads, 3D printers, apps) in the Ottoson Tech program.
Registration is open for the Cause + Event 5K on May 22, 2016. This unique race gives at least 50% of the runner’s registration fee to the charity of the runner’s choice. Sign up to be a runner on Team AEF today!
Thank you to the many friends and supporters that celebrated our 25th anniversary with us on November 23. Our annual event raised $10,795 which will directly fund grants to the Arlington Public Schools. More info and photos…