Innovation in Learning Environments Grant 2023 Winners
The Kansas City Chapter is proud to announce the
winners of our sixth annual Innovation in Learning Environments Grant. The board reviewed the
applications anonymously, with all specific district and name information removed. The
submissions were all well thought out, wonderful ideas on how to impact learning for kids in
our area and the following four entries were selected as winners for 2023.
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Aerospace Innovation Hub
Funding to support the design and creation of a dedicated space for aviation-related businesses,
startups, and industry professionals at a local airport, to establish learning partnerships with
industry professionals and local organizations – promoting innovation in the aviation industry.
- Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, STA at the Missouri Innovation Campus
- Jeremy Bonnesen, Administrator
Weather Station & Time Lapse Camera
Installation of a weather station, rain/snow gauge and time-lapse camera to support science
learning, especially in astronomy and meteorology courses, by engaging student interest and
encouraging hands-on learning through STEM activities.
- St. Michael the Archangel High School
- Sr. Stephen Patrick Joly, Science Department Chair
Conscious Discipline through Percussion
Bringing music and percussion into learning while working on self and emotional control, this
project will give students the power to process their feelings in new ways and provide teachers
with an opportunity to build a culture of communication through rhythm and sound.
- Liberty School District, Lillian Schumacher Elementary
- Kayla Gold & Natalie Alewine, Special Education Teachers
Creating with Crazy Circuits
Engaging and inspiring students through Crazy Circuits Bit Board Classrooms Kits where
interactive games, automated robots and musical instruments become tools for hands-on
- Maryville R-2 School District, Maryville Middle School
- Becky Wynne, STEM Teacher