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Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) Christine Lizardi Frazier recently awarded 17 teacher mini-grants to support innovative classroom Education projects.  Teachers from KCSOS divisions of Special Education Services and Student Services, whose previously submitted classroom project proposals were approved, will receive cash awards totaling approximately $13,000.

Some of the grants include money that funds performing artists’ workshops, provides job training in construction industry trades, assists disabled students learning to control their bodies through play, purchases an instructional DVD for teaching students Sign Language, and provides orthopedically challenged students warm water therapy to practice gross motor skills.

KCSOS 2011 Teacher Mini-grant Award Recipients:

Lisa Bell —”One Book, One Bakersfield” Book Club

Katharine Edmonson — Proposal for Music Partnership with Arts Council of Kern

Angelica Genova —Art-O-Motion Mechanical Sculpture

Greg Hicks/Daniel Kinder —Alt Ed Construction Tech Program 

Reagan Martin & Remedios Rueda —Tolerance Field Trip

Peter Wiechers —Ukeleles in the Classroom

Tammara Bruce —Picture This!

Sue Cowan, Jayme Huens & Greta Pretzer —Tech for Tots

Bobbie Cumberworth —Making Sense out of Sensory

Rebecca Dillenbeck —Learning Through Movement 

James Espitia —Technology Enhances Learning

Krystal Gonzalez —Student Success and the Value of a Dollar

Joy Limbengco —Signing Time, Learning Time

Jean McAfee —Burning Memories

Wendie Nielsen —Community Events in the Natural Environment

Katie Turner —iThink We Need an iPad

Rob Wolosz —Adaptive Aquatic Therapy

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