Innovation "Seed" Grants
Fullerton Education Foundation supports teachers and schools in the Fullerton School District through a grant program for projects that engage students in active learning through innovative best practices for teaching and learning.
All grant applications will be collected together and reviewed by the foundation at one time. We do not start reviewing applications until the grant cycle is closed. All grants are reviewed "blindly" by a group of board members that are educators, student board and community members. After the review is complete, we will select the grant applications that will be funded.
Grant applications submission form will be open November 9, 2021 and will close at midnight on December 3, 2021.
2019-2020 Innovation Grant Recipients
Fisler K-8 School
Ms. Linda Beecher
This project aims to equip our media center with resources that allow students to learn and apply journalism through livestream broadcasting. Students will have access to real-life job experiences and become strategic writers and presenters. They will use the media center to record, develop, and share announcements and information to their school audience and local community.
Mr. Anthony Abney
Inquiry-based, problem solving field trip of a lifetime: 3 days in Idyllwild's Astrocamp for our 4th grade students! Students experience astronomy, physical sciences, rocketry, and astronaut tasks, and all kinds of engineering problems. This experience makes science and engineering FUN, and we know that this experience will inspire our students for college and careers.
Ms. Denise Bacher
Students will participate in a field trip to Crystal Cove State Park where they will explore the Southern California coastal bluffs, examine the sandy beach, and investigate the tide pools. Through this all day experience, students will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our coastal environments as well as increased awareness of the impact of human interaction on our environments, and the importance of stewardship of the natural resources of the Earth.
Fisler K-8 School
Ms. Kim Bass
Through the Kids 4 Kids Projects, 4th grade students will learn about social and emotional problems through shared inquiries and rich diverse children's literature to create videos and podcasts that will teach other children ways to use positive strategies to alleviate the social and cultural challenges that students face on the playgrounds and in classrooms of today.
Ms. Katherine Perry
After seeing one students' face light up, who is typically disengaged, when seeing himself reflected in a read-aloud, I realized the great need for diverse and relevant literature for students at their own levels. Students will have access to books at their reading level with characters and content that are culturally relevant and meaningful to their lives.