1994, the Granville Education Foundation (GEF) has awarded over a quarter of a
million dollars in support of innovative educational projects throughout the
Granville Exempted Village School District. GEF is pleased to announce this
fall’s winning grants:
“Magnify 21st Century Learning with High Quality Microscopes,” submitted by
Jennifer Newell and Josh Levine at Granville High School. The addition of high
magnification microscopes with digital capabilities to the life science
classrooms will increase student engagement in the microscopic world and create
additional opportunities for students to perform inquiry-driven investigations
that will prepare them for careers of the 21st century.
“Raising Readers,” submitted by Pam Bice and Susan Tallentire at Granville
Middle School. Classrooms with struggling readers will receive a collection of high
quality, engaging books at an appropriate reading level. This will give all
students a chance to find books that they can read, making it more likely that
even struggling readers will want to read, putting them on a better path to
“Creating a Maker Space,” submitted by Elizabeth Untied at Granville Elementary
School. The creation of a maker space in a first grade classroom will foster
hands-on, inquiry-based learning with a focus on STEM-related projects that
encourage flexibility in thinking, collaboration with classmates, and real
world problem solving.
“GaGa for GaGa Ball,” submitted by Paul Drake and Travis Morris at Granville
Elementary School. Third grade students will coach first-graders in the game of
GaGa Ball, a fast paced, high-energy sport played in an octagonal pit. Students will learn about sportsmanship, fair play,
and safety in a game that is suited for all students regardless of skill level.