Kansas City Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Kansas and Missouri.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

To contact the local chapter, please email the Kansas City Chapter

Innovation in Learning Environments Grant Winners

2021 Winners

The Kansas City Chapter is proud to announce the winners of our fourth 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. It was a difficult decision, but the following four entries were selected as winners of $2,000 each for 2021.

Focusing on the E – Adding Engineering Challenges to our STEM Makerspace
Engineering Essentials curricular components for 1st - 5th grade students to explore hands-on engineering design challenges.
  • Blue Valley School District, Timber Creek Elementary School
  • Paula Naden, Librarian

RayPec Enterprise & Design
Flexible furniture to support integrated, problem-based learning opportunities where students connect directly with business partners.
  • Raymore Peculiar School District, Raymore Peculiar High School
  • Kristel Barr, Director of Secondary Education

Eagle Eats and Embroidery
Focusing on practical learning like financial literacy, interpersonal skills, and problem solving through real-world experiences in a hospitality focused, micro-school convenience store.
  • Liberty School District, Liberty North High School
  • Dr. Precious Kurth, Principal

Flexible Furniture for C.O.R.E
Supporting a micro-school concept to provide an alternate high school experience without the stigma of being "alternative."
  • Hickman Mills School District, Burke Academy
  • Katie Roe, Executive Director of Secondary Schools

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LearningSCAPES 2021


October 14-18, 2021
Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO