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

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2019-20 Innovation Grant Awards

Funded Grants:

Grant TitleAward ApprovedSchoolDescription
Osmo #1$3,000MeadowsIncorporate Osmo into classroom
Counting Collections Lending Library$1,300MeadowsCounting Collections – cognitively guided instruction supplies
Grandview’s Gleaming$1,000Grand ViewOccupational Therapy
Sensory Integration Gym
Potter Week$2,000MBMSHarry Potter Week
Slanting$5,000Grand View, RobinsonIntegrate Slanting boards in classroom
Social Thinking$3,121.29Grand ViewSocial Thinking Conference
Authentic Text$703.12MBMSSpanish-language magazines
MakerSpace$3,500All ElementaryMakerSpace Conference
Connected Classrooms (Cisco)$13,300RobinsonCisco WebEx
Osmo #2$2,159.04MeadowsIncorporate Osmo into classroom
Keyboarding$600PennekampKeyboarding Skills
Driving Individualized (Headphones)$1,194.42PennekampHeadphones/Microphone/Mice
Microscopic World$1,039.16MCHSDigital Microscope
Surfing STEM (Osmo #3)$1,400PacificIncorporate Osmo into classroom
The More Places$3,200MBUSD-wideDHH Student Field Trips
Sensory Path$1,000PennekampSensory Paths for Self-Regulation
Classroom Closet$2,500PacificClassroom Accommodations Resource Materials & Supplies
Counting Collection$1,881.36PacificCounting Collections – cognitively guided instruction supplies
New Resources$3,800MeadowsMaterials for Resource Room
Natl Science Conf$1,903MCHSNational Science Teachers Conference
Peaceful STEM Playground$1,819.97MeadowsSTEM Playground
Drone$2,500MCHSDrone Club
MBMS STEAM (Chevron/Universal Tour)$2,520MBMSField Trips
Tech for Tiny (Osmo #4)$1,157.50Grand ViewIncorporate Osmo into classroom
Transitional Kinder$1,601.28Grand View, Robinson, PennekampTK Reading Materials
Relaxing w/Yoga$670MCHSMusic hardware to combat MCHS gym construction