The purpose of this project is to prepare students in a digital environment, which uses digital photography production to expose and express opinions of the people within the community and the world around them. Using Common Core Standards, the students will be trained in producing digital photography and showcasing their digital works.

Frank Godinez and Christine McDaniels – Kamala School – Grades 6-8 - $1,607, Print Like a Pro

The purpose of this project is to bring music to many classrooms throughout the Oxnard School District, promoting Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. Lessons are designed to support the common core curriculum across the disciplines. It also reduces impulsiveness, inattention, and bullying and aggression.

Martha Highfill – TOSA – Grades K – 5 - $1700, Growing Minds Through Music

The aim of this project is to prepare students for life-long success in mathematical problem solving through increasing confidence and improving fluency in number sense. This deep understanding of numbers and manipulation of numbers for easy calculation will improve skills in mathematical reasoning.

Martha Barrett and Michelle Beltran – Marshall School – Kindergarten - $ 340, Increasing Number Fluency for Kinder Math Students

Art integration increases students’ learning in math, science, literacy and other academic subjects, and support a deep level of academic rigor. This project will allow teachers and students to have access to high quality instructional art resources aligned with the Common Core standards and the visual arts.

Carolyn Solano – McAuliffe School – Grades K-5 - $535, Integrating Art into the Common Core Curriculum

The purpose of this project is to develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) lessons.

Leticia Batista – McKinna School – Kindergarten- $880, Science and Water Exploration Tables and Dash and Dot

The purpose of this project is to provide a portable Makerspace that can be checked out from the library and used in any classroom. Makerspaces can be described as a place that “provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as students deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering.”

David Carlson McKinna School – TK - 5 - $880, Portable Makerspace

Technology has a unique capacity to inform. Students need a guided project to allow them to use this power productively and positively. This project will allow students to inform peers, parents, and the public about the innovative and engaging events occurring on campus.

Anjanette Carrillo – Ritchen School – Grade 5 - $708, Digital Historians

This project is intended to be a hands-on opportunity to put the Next Generation Science Standards into practice by allowing students to engage, explore and experiment with caring for a school garden. This then extends the students’ thoughts to explaining, evaluating and elaborating on the experiences they have had.

Tammy Smith – Grades K-5 - $844, Next Generation Science From the Ground Up project