The Innovation Grant Program for teachers and counselors encourages our educators to expand beyond standard practice and enhance student learning. Each grant ($250-$5,000) provides our educators with an opportunity to exercise their passion for teaching, develop ideas, collaborate with colleagues, and connect with the wealth of knowledge, expertise and talent within MBUSD. Past grants include the launching of a weather balloon, alternative classroom seating, and the building of a solar powered boat.

Innovation Grant Program Information
Downloadable Innovation Grant Application

Application closed 10-1-20

2020-21 Innovation Grant Awards

Funded Grants:

Grant Title Award Approved School Grade Description
A Language Risk Approach to Literacy $706 Pennekamp K-2 Program to empower and build confidence in the language and literacy skills of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
Explore Learning Science Gizmos – Grade 6 $1,965 MBMS 6 Access to virtual lab experiments and simulations to understand science concepts for all grade 6 science students
Explore Learning Science Gizmos – Grade 7 $1,310 MBMS 7 Access to virtual lab to understand scientific phenomena, both in class and in the world around them for all grade 7 science students
Explore Learning Science Gizmos – Grade 8 $1,310 MBMS 8 Access to virtual lab experience to understand scientific phenomena, both in class and in the world around them for all grade 8 science students
Technology in the Visual Arts Classroom $1,657 MBMS 6-8 Technology to enhance integration of digital art into traditional visual arts curriculum for art students
Breathe for Change: Mind-Body Wellness & Social-Emotional Learning $495 MCHS 10-12 Training to empower students to use wellness as a vehicle for healing and learning in their life, classroom, and community
Budget Challenge Simulation $5,250 MCHS 11-12 Computer simulation project on real-world budgeting experience for students in MCHS Financial Algebra course
Enriching Virtual Music Education through Technology $6,127 MCHS 9-12 Techology to enhance instruction and practice in distance learning environment for orchestra students
iPad Pros for Teaching Science $8,945 MCHS 9-12 Technology to enhance teaching advanced science in Biology and Chemistry in distance learning
National Science Teacher’s Conference $1,445 MCHS 9, 11,12 Teacher attendance at the National Science Teachers Conference