Red Nose Day Grant Updates
January 10, 2019
In recognition of all the hard work schools have done to thoughtfully prepare their work to fulfill their Red Nose Day Grants and submitting their applications, we would like to take a moment to recognize the amazing work that you all have done and plan to do! In the spirit of sharing, we thought it would be great to highlight a bit of what each school is planning to do with their Red Nose Day Grant funding.
- Arizona: Support the cost of a Teacher Practice Coach consultant to implement targeted teacher practice coaching in the extended day operational hours.
- Atlanta: Extend their work with the STEAM truck by creating a Makerspace (STEAM room) so that the children have a dedicated space for hands-on learning and providing additional STEAM training to teachers and family support staff.
- California at Silicon Valley: Provide leadership and staff development, including multidisciplinary team visits to other Educare schools.
- Central Maine: Provide various PD opportunities to build staff knowledge in natural environments, supervision, the Reggio Emilia approach and data utilization; travel to other Educare schools to inform the development of a lab school; and collaborate with the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine.
- Chicago: Offer museum excursions and other informal science experiences to children and families.
- Denver: Implement the LENA Grow program to improve language outcomes for children, as well as supporting the implementation of a father engagement program/committee.
- Flint: Provide forms of Mindfulness training to staff to improve students’ social emotional learning competencies.
- Kansas City: Provide professional development opportunities to staff, including a PD day with Educare Omaha, participation in Educare Best Practices trainings, and an opportunity for two staff members to become Conscious Discipline trainers.
- Lincoln: Support learning and implementation of Conscious Discipline through leadership and staff training.
- Los Angeles at Long Beach: Develop a parent ambassador program to support parent leadership development and engagement and provide additional professional development opportunities for teachers.
- Miami-Dade: Support implementation and teacher training around the early science initiative as integrated with the “Inner Explorer” Mindfulness curriculum.
- Milwaukee: Extend trainings on data-driven instruction to other teachers at Next Door, as well as additional support for the arts program, Books for Kids program and parent training at the NHSA Parent and Engagement Conference.
- New Orleans: Support the implementation of Ready Rosie curriculum to promote quality and quantity of language used in the home; create opportunities to boost parent’s awareness and understanding around how to support literacy at home.
- Oklahoma City: Enhance and expand implementation of the Conscious Discipline model.
- Omaha: Pursue professional development and innovation opportunities for teaching staff.
- Seattle: Share the knowledge of their partners across PSESD and connect practitioners to each other through a peer-led network of collaboration and learning by providing trainings, Lunch and Learns and other communications.
- Tulsa (All 3 schools): Host an intensive, full-week Conscious Discipline summer seminar; (Hawthorne) support and enhance reading initiative with staff and families.
- Washington, DC: Improve high-quality teaching practices, including training in STEM and implementing the PATHS social-emotional curriculum; and improving services in wellness for children, families and staff.
- West DuPage: Enable two staff members to become Certified Educators of Infant Massage and pursue professional development opportunities around readiness and writing, language and literature, and numbers and math.
- Winnebago: Build out Conscious Discipline library, supplies, training and assessment. Purchase materials to promote letter recognition and kindergarten readiness.