AEF Mini-Grants

The Albany Education Foundation provides grants for teachers.  Educators apply for mini grants in the fall and the grants are distributed before the winter holidays.  These grants provide for specific educational activities that enrich existing programs and the positive things already happening in Albany public schools.  Criteria for mini grants is included in the Grant Application section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AEF funded project Building a Classroom Library: Building Lifelong Readers. “Thank you all so much for this wonderful grant that helped me transform so many of my students from reluctant or dormant readers into excited ones”.  Sean Krazit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AEF is pleased to award these Mini Grants for 2018-2019 totaling over $36,000.  

 

Albany Children’s Center

Ergonomic Carpet Sitting with Kristina Finnegan for 25 Kindergarten students

 Creative Play Throughout the Day with Mary Rhodes for 5 pre-Kindergarten students

 Little Explorers Mobile Petting Zoo/rent a pet with Katherine Shepherd for 125 pre-Kindergarten students

 

Cornell Elementary School

Rug time- instruction, reading with Ali Falconi for 26 first grade students

 New Books for Leveled Library with Christin Feuerstraeter for 25 third grade students

Gymnastics and Dance Equipment for 1st-5th Grade Students with Joel Gildersleeve for 500 first – fifth grade students

Teaching Carpet with Ellen Murff for 24 first grade students

Books, Books, and More Books with Beth Shepard for 27 fifth grade students

Kinder PE in Small Spaces with Ernesto Rogers for 100 Kindergarten students

 

Ocean View Elementary School

Remembering Ocean View with Carol Nordahl Aldape for 350 Kindergarten students

Classroom Library Booster with David Coons for 25 fifth grade students

Lindsay Wildlife Museum Program at Ocean View with Kari Finan, Justine Briones, Christopher Hanson, and Maya Kim for 100 first grade students

Math Meets Art with Judith Sinclair for 26 fifth grade students

 

Marin Elementary School

Classroom Library with Holly Castrillon for fourth grade students

Personal Inquiry Research Project with Rochelle Donovan for 81 fifth grade students

Kids for the Bay: Classroom Workshop with Savitri Khalsa, Maritza Hiltscher, and Lauren Halperin for 91 third grade students

Responsive Classroom with Savitri Khalsa for 24 third grade students

Building My Leveled Library with Adele King for 24 Kindergarten students

Owl Visit from Lindsay Wildlife Museum with Ashleah Litchenstein, Daniel Chan, Laura McManus, and Amy Evoy for 95 first grade students

Making Desks with Stephen Naiff for 25 second grade students

Pop/Textile Art with H. Camille Snyder and Rochelle Donovan for 81 fifth grade students

Monart Lessons in Math, Social Studies with Julie Von Ehrenkrook for 27 fourth grade students

 

Albany Middle School

Book Series for Reluctant Readers with Sara Backowski for 90 sixth grade students

6th Grade Student Library with Rebecca Berkowitz for 90 sixth grade students

7th Grade Classroom Student Library with Rebecca Berkowitz for 62 seventh grade students

12 channel audio mixing board with Richard Chisholm for 200 sixth – eighth grade students

AMS Earth Team with Jaime Fordyce for 900 sixth – eighth grade students

A Young People’s History Books with Sarah Leslie-Hayes for 60 eighth grade students

Class set- A Different Mirror- A Young People’s History of Multicultural America with Fabian Lopez and Jamie Heans for 31 eighth grade students

World Language Support with Toni Martinez De Borgfeldt for 700 seventh grade students

AMS School Play Expenses with Amy Penney for 100 sixth – eighth grade students

Jen Wang Assembly (visiting graphic novelist) with Linda Perez for 300 eighth grade students

Chess Boards and Pieces for AMS Chess Club with Matthew Peters for 30 sixth – eighth grade students

Mini Goals for Middle School with Ernesto Rogers for 900 sixth – eighth grade students

Classroom Sets of New York Times Upfront Magazine with Abby Skrivan for 300 eighth grade students

Unity Week with Stacy Uyeda for 900 sixth – eighth grade students

American Government 101 with Stacy Uyeda and Fabian Lopez for 300 eighth grade students

Near Normal Man and Teaching about a Holocaust Survivor with Stay Uyeda for 300 seventh grade students

 

Albany High School

The Week Magazine with Carla Jorden-Swan for 100 ninth – twelfth grade students

Growing And Connecting With Readers: Building A Classroom Library with David Blinn for 133 ninth and tenth grade students

Drawing, Sculpting and Painting the Human Figure with Aliza Cohen for 80 ninth – twelfth grade students

Albany High School Awards Day with M.E. Durell for 295 twelfth grade students

Headphones for Listening to Audio Books with Carla Jorden-Swan for 100 ninth – twelfth grade students

Audible Books Membership with Carla Jorden-Swan for 100 ninth – twelfth grade students

Building a Classroom Library: Building Lifelong Readers with Sean Krazit for 137 ninth and twelfth grade students

Real World Lunch Service Experience with Lourdes Sampayo and Miriam Walden for 84 tenth – twelfth grade students

Mucho Mushrooms! with Lourdes Sampayo for 76 tenth – twelfth grade students

Slam Poetry at AHS: Elizabeth Acevedo Author Visit with Mary Ann Scheuer for 150 ninth – twelfth grade students

 

Multi-Site

Learning about Seasons with Manjiri Patkar for 27 pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and first and second grade students (Albany Children’s Center and Ocean View)

Tools for Therapy with Sally Cohen for 200 sixth – twelfth grade students (AMS, Mac High and AHS)

Window Sill Garden with Lourdes Sampayo for tenth – twelfth grade students (AHS and Mac High)

Hands-On, Model-Based Learning Of Difficult Concepts with Jeanne Cajina for 50 tenth – twelfth grade students (AHS and Mac High)

Upgrade Wheeled Mobility Equipment with Nancy Henderson for 30 first – twelfth grade students

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