The TDI Grant Program for teachers and counselors encourages our educators to expand beyond standard practice and enhance student learning. Each TDI 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 TDI grants include the launching of a weather balloon, alternative classroom seating, and the building of a solar powered boat. Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2019.

Teachers Driving Innovation Grant Program Information

Submit 2019-20 Teachers Driving Innovation Grant Application

Funded Grants:

Grant TitleDescriptionSchoolAward ApprovedLead GranteeNumber of Students Engaged
Spanish 1Free Voluntary Reading – Classroom Library & Novels for 3 classrooms.MCHS$2,380Felise Shapiro170
1st Graders Need Tech TooTechnology based learning software/equipment.Pacific$3,599Megan Johnson96
STEM BinsSTEM kit lending library for all classrooms.Pennekamp$1,406Kristie Rios91
Virtual Reality Oculus QuestVirtual Reality program and goggle sets for Technology & Engineering Department.MCHS$5,000Leanne Weaver2500
3D Printer3D-Print student’s digital projects in Technology & Engineering Department.MCHS$1,600Leanne Weaver430
STEM Sensational CentersSTEM curriculum materials & storage for 3 Kindergarten Classes.Meadows$2,571Alissa Opfer72
Learning ModalitiesClassroom set of “sensory items”.Meadows$773Tamara Freeman24
World Peace GameHost 2019 World Peace Game Master Class to bring the program to all campuses.District$4,000Crista Riccio50
Personalizing & ScaffoldingELL Teacher Development Training to bring to all ELL teachers.District$2,000Lisa Tanita125
Tracking the WorldTracking Solar Powered TransmittersMeadows$2,000Joanne Michael50
STEM Learning KitsRobotics STEM Kits to expose 4th grade students to the world of coding and programmingPacific$4,929Cailin Witlen62
Harry Potter WeekThemed week to inspire reading.MBMS$2,000Dana Vaccaro400
Alternative ScheduleSite Visit, Staff Development, Pilot ProgramMCHS$5,000Teresa Nielsen2500
Deaf & Hard of HearingDHH Language Learning SystemDistrict$5,000Kelly Rodondo50
Rigamajig KitSTEAM Building Kit used in MakerSpaceRobinson$3,650Valerie Edwards390
Osmo Coding Tools5-7 Osmos Kits for all 1st grade classroomsMeadows$2,835Lauren Walsh48-72
Sensory Tools Lending LibrarySensory Items lending library for all grades.Pennekamp$915Suzanne Tynan500
Future Looks BrightSocial Thinking Clinical Training Program (K-5)Pacific$2,150Katrina O’Connor130
Total $51,808 7688+