- Last Updated: 14 October 2021 14 October 2021
A longtime partner of the Sioux Falls School District, Architecture Incorporated, launched a grant program this fall to seek innovative education proposals from teachers across the state. The firm received 56 applications, making selection difficult. In the end, four proposals were awarded two of those being awarded to teachers in the Sioux Falls School District.
Christian Swenson from Lincoln High School received $1,775 for supplies to have his home maintenance students build Yard Libraries.
"This would be a collaborative effort with the LHS English Language Learners department to get books in the hands of children in low-income neighborhoods within the City of Sioux Falls. With adequate funding, this project could help students across the District have easy access to free books and grow in understanding of architectural building components.”
Danette Dyer from Anne Sullivan Elementary received $1,500 funding to support English Language Learners with visuals to advance their skills.
“During an early lesson on compound words, I had a student ask what several of the words meant. Some examples are a teapot, lighthouse, wildlife, and ponytail. Reflecting on that week, I began to realize that our students might learn the skills to read through the curriculum, however still not comprehend due to a lack of schema or language. In order for our students to be successful in decoding and comprehending, they need visual supports embedded in the classroom.”
Congratulations to these teachers and Thank You to Architecture Incorporated!