Teacher Grants Will Bring Creative Materials to PUSD Classrooms

first_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment DNA kits, sheet music, cookbooks and California native plants for an outdoor classroom are a few of the supplies that will be funded with Pasadena Educational Foundation Teacher Grants which were awarded Wednesday night  at a reception at the Western Justice Center.in grants were awarded to 57 outstanding proposals, representing 86 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) educators. Pasadena Educational Foundation has supplied $125 million toward teacher grants in their 43-year existence that has helped thousands of students in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.A brand new award this year was presented in honor of Jarratt Brunson, one of the founders of the Pasadena Educational Foundation who was responsible for initiating the PEF Teacher Grant Program.“Jarratt lived it his entire life. He died almost a year ago, but throughout his life he was a PUSD teacher and principal. He was one of the kindest people I have ever met, he was generous with his time, he was a sweet man with crazy jokes He was always devoted to the students, and had a love for Jefferson and reading.”Kindergarten teacher Kaiulani Sallas of Jefferson Elementary received the first ever Jarratt Brunson Award for her 21st Century Leaners project that will teach her kindergartners how to use critical thinking skills with research books that meet their level. Sallas went to Jefferson and was inspired by Brunson when he was her principal.“Jarrett was my very first principal when I was five. He greeted each and every student by name every morning. His joy made an impact on me and has carried me throughout my education and still today in my classroom and I promise it will from now on with the kindergartners I teach everyday at Jefferson,” Sallas said.Her kindergartners are currently working on a butterfly project, so the grant money will be put toward research books about butterflies.Superintendent Jon Gundry gave “Kudos” to Pasadena Educational Foundation for keeping the working relationship with PUSD for 43 years. The teachers returned his kudos with applause after Gundry announced his efforts to build in better teacher collaboration time during the workday.“I’m really proud of the teachers embracing this effort. You’re the ones who see the kids everyday eye to eye. You’re in this because you want to do the best thing for kids,” Gundry said.Grant projects must be student centered, related to the curriculum, and must demonstrate how they will directly benefit students and enhance and improve student achievement. Many of the awarded grants focused in on common core elements, the newest state-wide curriculum that shapes students who think critically, communicate, collaborate, and create and innovate.A full list of the 2013-14 PEF Teacher Grants can be found online at http://www.pasedfoundation.org/teachers/teacher-grant-program/2014grants Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Education Teacher Grants Will Bring Creative Materials to PUSD Classrooms STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 3:49 pm Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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