• BCSC receives grants for robotics initiatives
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    BCSC receives grants for robotics initiatives

    Bartholomew Consolidated Faculty Corp. will use a bit of over $30,000 in grants to include robotics into its elementary faculty STEM labs.

    The college company has been awarded $4,500 via the Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Middle’s (IN-MaC) Micro-Grant Program, mentioned Davida Harden, BCSC curriculum specialist for STEM initiatives.

    BCSC can also be receiving classroom robotics provides that whole $27,500 via a VEX GO Classroom Robotics Grant from TechPoint Basis For Youth’s Indiana State Robotics Initiative.

    The objective of the initiative is to supply hands-on STEM studying alternatives to all Indiana college students via “a cost-effective, entry-level robotics platform.”

    Harden mentioned that every of BCSC’s elementary STEM labs was awarded a VEX GO Classroom Robotics Bundle, and TechPoint will even present coaching and ongoing assist to lecturers. Every bundle consists of a number of robots, VEX GO robotics kits, charging provides and different numerous components.

    The robotics bundles can be applied with third via sixth grade.

    The grant funds from IN-MaC can be used to buy “Botley the Coding Robotic” exercise units for kindergarten via second grade college students. The micro-grant program is concentrated on rising youth and grownup manufacturing initiatives in Indiana and supplies funding to organizations that “implement artistic methods to reinforce youth and grownup experiences in business.”

    Harden mentioned that each grant initiatives can be applied as a part of elementary faculty STEM labs. The district is changing these labs right into a “specials” rotation, much like artwork or bodily schooling, with licensed lecturers.

    “Early and equal accessibility for all college students, hands-on, real-world studying alternatives, obtainability of in-demand transportable abilities, and the implementation pathway via the STEM Labs had been the core explanation why the B4C4 Manufacturing Pathway Initiative was conceptualized,” she mentioned. “By way of the implementation of the initiative, college students can be launched to Manufacturing profession pathways as early as Kindergarten.”

  • California Credit Union Offering Teacher Grants for Innovative Projects
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    California Credit Union Offering Teacher Grants for Innovative Projects

    <p>Credit Union Encourages Los Angeles County Teachers to Apply for a Class Project Grant</p>

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — California Credit Union encourages Los Angeles county teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant program.

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    California Credit Union Logo (PRNewsfoto/California Credit Union)

    The California Credit Union grant program is available to full-time teachers in Los Angeles and Orange county, or credit union members teaching in California, looking to fund special learning opportunities for their students. The project should have clearly defined learning objectives tied to students’ academic needs, display creativity, and benefit a significant number of students. Ten California Credit Union grants of $500 each will be awarded to area teachers in October in the fall program.

    “Helping teachers provide an engaging, meaningful student experience is one way we’re supporting education in our communities. We know the challenges our teachers and students have experienced over the last year, and hope this grant will help make a special project come to life,” said California Credit Union President/CEO Steve O’Connell. “We encourage any teacher who has a class project idea that needs a little extra funding to apply for one of our grants.”

    Interested teachers can find more information and apply online at ccu.com/teachergrant. The application deadline is October 1, 2021.

    Since the creation of the program in 2012, California Credit Union has awarded $135,000 in teacher grants to benefit students across Southern California. Last year’s grant program funded a wide range of projects, including art expression programs focused on social change, anti-racism, diversity & inclusion, a cooking channel for special needs students, a mobile library, ASL instructional videos for families, coding & robotics programs, and a volunteer student reading program in assisted living facilities, among others.

    About California Credit Union
    California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 that serves public or private school employees, community members and businesses across California. With more than 165,000 members and assets of over $4 billion, California Credit Union has 25 branches throughout Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The credit union operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. California Credit Union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. V isit ccu.com for more information, or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.

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