Last Updated: 10 October 2017 10 October 2017
Several Sioux Falls School District professionals spent their summer building effective classroom lessons, bringing awareness to the needs of students, and developing materials and resources to help students become more successful in the classroom.
The School Board and the Sioux Falls Education Association (SFEA) jointly support Summer Research grants as part of the negotiated agreement for professional development. Grants were awarded for the following projects:
Gap Analysis in Algebra II Katherine Kopp
Speaking Time for Immersion Students Casey Elder and Andraya Peterson
Differentiated Coaching: More Effectively Meeting New Hire Needs Margaret Dalton Ready Bodies, Learning Minds Jolene Gordon and Trish Nelson
Helping Struggling Readers in the Intermediate Grades Christine Provance
A Mindful Approach to Teaching Jenny Taggatz
Using Technology to Support Student Success Rachel Turner
Using Critical Thinking Skills in Physics Homework to Improve Student Achievement Barb Newitt
Summer Research projects allow education professionals to explore an individual interest and develop knowledge to improve his or her expertise and enhance his or her work with students. Grant recipients are required to share their findings with District staff.
A total of $5,000 was allocated and awarded with 2017 Summer Research grants. Compensation included up to 36.25 hours of paid research time with no single project funded for more than $650.
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