Kansas City Chapter

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

Regional Manager: Julie Fried

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

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 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 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 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 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 learning.
  • Maryville R-2 School District, Maryville Middle School
  • Becky Wynne, STEM Teacher

Annual Chapter Sponsors



DLR Group JE Dunn


Hollis + Miller Newkirk Novak
Smith System


McCown Gordon Multistudio


Interface V/S


Henderson Engineers

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  • Platinum – $2,500 | 2 Opportunities – each platinum level will sponsor 1 grant award
  • Gold – $2,000 | 2 Opportunities – each gold level will sponsor 1 grant award
  • Silver – $1,500 | 5 Opportunities
  • Bronze – $1,000 | Unlimited
  • General – $500 | Unlimited

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LearningSCAPES 2023 Conference


October 12-15, 2023
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