Libby McShinsky is seeing double in her classroom at Alta View Elementary.
McShinsky used iPads that were purchased with a 2014 Teacher Innovation Grant from the Canyons Education Foundation to help students learn about exponents and the results were effective in multiple ways.
“I was teaching them about exponents, and I had this idea that cloning is like that,” said McShinsky, who received $4325.62 for her grant application titled “Illustrating Math Story Problems Using iPads.”Â
“They knew that they had to master the math concept in order to make themselves into exponents,” she said.Â
Teachers and Education Support Professionals in Canyons District are invited to apply for 2015 Canyons Education Foundation Innovation Grants, which can range in size from $1,000 to $10,000.Â Grants are awarded to teachers needing extra resources to promote excellence in the classroom and raise the bar on exemplary instruction.
Last year, the CSD Foundation gave away some $90,000 to Canyons teachers who submitted high-quality applications for funding.
Grant applications are due Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.
Winners of the grants will be notified in November with a surprise visit by a Foundation “prize patrol” carrying balloons and giants checks.Â
Questions?Â Call the Foundation’s Scott Harper at 801-826-5178.