The Norwell Education Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in Grants since 1992 that have enriched student education at all grade levels in the Norwell Public Schools. See below for highlights.
Augmented Reality Sandbox
Torch Plasma Cutter
The Augmented Reality Sandbox is an innovative way for middle school students to build topography such as mountains and waterways on a computer which projects a real-time contour map on top of a physical sandbox.
25 new Ukeleles were bought to to implement musical literacy skills while promoting a love for music for students of all sizes.
The torch plasma metal cutter has been integrated into the engineering, shop & robotics curriculum at the high school allowing students to design and produce accurate engineering related parts and professional quality signs.
Lexia Reading Core 5
1000 Book Club
Lexia Learning empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. Teachers are able to differentiate instruction for students to meet their reading level. It is a fun and interactive way for students to learn using the computer or iPad.
Students sign-up to receive bags of books that promote and are recognized at milestone markers of 250, 500, 750, and 1000 books to promote more reading amongst students. Monthly read-alouds increase participation with the ultimate goal to read 1000 books by the end of the year.
Stand up desks were provided to a Middle School Classroom. These desks have a swinging foot bar that allows students a noise free output for expending their natural energy and burning calories while fidgeting, allowing students the opportunity to move, be more focused and comfortable.
Reality Works Babies
Kindergarten Dramatic Play
Educators around the world use this unique learning aid to teach early childhood, parenting, infant health lessons, and sex education. This smart baby adds meaning and accountability by using wireless programming to track and report on caregiver behaviors.
Colorful multiplication stairs are installed on the back stairway at the Vinal Elementary School. They add color to the stairway and promote fluency in a fun way. Teachers can use it as an interactive lesson for students learning their multiplication facts.
All kindergarten classrooms received dramatic play areas to better meet the social/emotional developmental needs of our students. Puppet theater, post office, tool kits, doll houses, camping sets and kitchens are just a few of the many additions to the kindergarten classrooms. Dramatic play gives students the opportunity to express their creativity, cooperate with their peers, control impulses and learn in a variety of different settings.