After careful deliberation the organizing committees of A4LE events have decided that it will be in the best interest of all delegates to postpone upcoming events through May. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our members and delegates. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID – 19 (“Coronavirus”) and subsequent declarations of emergencies and health crisis concerns from local, state, provincial and federal government officials, we felt the need to take this course of action.
At this time, A4LE staff and volunteers are negotiating to find alternative dates that are suitable for postponement of events. The planning committees have promised stellar events, and we do not want to lose that momentum. We will be seeking a remedy to this that will carry all of the hard work forward, taking all events to fruition at a later date. We will continue to update on the progress.
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Innovation in Learning Environments Grant Winners
The Kansas City Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is proud to announce the
winners of our second annual Innovation in Learning Environments Grant. We received 55
applications from districts on both sides of the state line. The board reviewed the applications
anonymously, with all the 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 4 entries were selected as winners of $2,000 each for
2019. These winners will share how their efforts created innovation in learning at an A4LE
event in 2020.
Professional Learning Cohorts
Implementation of EXPLORE Cohorts for 4th & 5th graders with a focus on (5) STEM fields that
connect learning to the community
- Blue Valley School District, Wolf Springs Elementary School
- Kaitlyn Haberberger, Blended Learning Coach
The Future is Bright in Buckner!
Media Center based robotics and green screen video program to support all students
- Fort Osage School District, Buckner Elementary School
- Margie Anderson, Library Media Specialist
Technology Innovation Studio
Multi-use technology space for one-to-one support, coding/VR, client conferencing and project
- Platte County School District, Platte County High School
- Sarah Larson, Technology Teacher