This year, the Provo School District Foundation once again awarded mini-grants to teachers in the district. In order to receive these mini-grants, teachers had to explain their idea for an innovative project within a two-page application. This application was then sent to the Provo School District Foundation Selection Committee, who decided on 11 mini-grant winners for this year (with two of them being half mini-grants).
Winners are awarded $500 in order to fund their project and are expected to write a brief report describing the project’s outcome.
Jessica Theurer, one of our English teachers here at Provo High, won for her “Literature Circle Books for Reluctant Readers” grant proposal.
Mrs. Theurer plans to use the funding to purchase literature circle books from different books that are combined by a common theme. Students will be able to choose from the different books and discuss them in small groups. The class will then come together to connect their books by character traits, cultures, plots, themes, etc. Through this project, she hopes that students will be able to be engaged in reading, be able to connect their book to other books within the literacy circle, and that they will be able to widen their cultural perspectives.
Congrats, Mrs. Theurer!