2017-18 Teachers Driving Innovation Grant

The TDI Grant Program for teachers and counselors encourages our educators to expand beyond standard practice and enhance student learning. Each TDI grant ($250-$6,000) 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 November 1, 2018.

Click here to download 2018-19 Teachers Driving Innovation Grant Application.


2017/18 TDI Grant Recipients
Grant TitleDescriptionSchoolAmount ApprovedLead Grantee
Alternate Schedules Collaboration ProjectDetermine common goals, develop criteria and explore alternative high school bell schedules.MCHS$2,480Jonathon Westerberg
Ancient Historical Figure Project Bare BookProvide students with opportunity to research, write and present on an ancient figure in history.MBMS$178Natalie Herringshaw
Authentic Text In the World Language ClassroomUse authentic, comprehensible and age-appropriate reading materials in Spanish and French.MBMS$1,150Elizabeth Laffoon
Coding With The Developing Brain In MindIntegrate a hands-on, kinesthetic, collaborative approach to coding using Bloxels and Osmo.Robinson$4,890Lisa Tanita
Counting Collections Lending LibraryProvide opportunities for understanding numbers in real context.Pennekamp$1,932Suzanne Tynan
Drone Curriculum Development And Technology ClubGive both teachers and students with experiences in the emmerging drone skills.MCHS$5,000Ollie Smith
Harry Potter WeekSpark and encourage a love of reading.MBMS$3,000Dana Vaccaro
Makerspace And FabLab Unite!Learn best practices to enhance districtwide programs, such as MakerSpace and FabLab.MBMS$5,000Jason Marshall
Makey MakeyProvide innovative expansive of coding knowledge and practice.MCHS$1,000Leanne Weaver
PrintmakingIntroduce the art of printmaking to all MCHS art classes.MCHS$2,704Kate Heredia
Thinking About YOU, Thinking About MEEnhance social competencies to better connect with others. Pacific$1,921Katelyn Quach
Total Funding$29,255