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

2019-20 Innovation Grant Awards

Funded Grants:

Grant Title Award Approved School Description
Osmo #1 $3,000 Meadows Incorporate Osmo into classroom
Counting Collections Lending Library $1,300 Meadows Counting Collections – cognitively guided instruction supplies
Grandview’s Gleaming $1,000 Grand View Occupational Therapy
Sensory Integration Gym
Potter Week $2,000 MBMS Harry Potter Week
Slanting $5,000 Grand View, Robinson Integrate Slanting boards in classroom
Social Thinking $3,121.29 Grand View Social Thinking Conference
Authentic Text $703.12 MBMS Spanish-language magazines
MakerSpace $3,500 All Elementary MakerSpace Conference
Connected Classrooms (Cisco) $13,300 Robinson Cisco WebEx
Osmo #2 $2,159.04 Meadows Incorporate Osmo into classroom
Keyboarding $600 Pennekamp Keyboarding Skills
Driving Individualized (Headphones) $1,194.42 Pennekamp Headphones/Microphone/Mice
Microscopic World $1,039.16 MCHS Digital Microscope
Surfing STEM (Osmo #3) $1,400 Pacific Incorporate Osmo into classroom
The More Places $3,200 MBUSD-wide DHH Student Field Trips
Sensory Path $1,000 Pennekamp Sensory Paths for Self-Regulation
Classroom Closet $2,500 Pacific Classroom Accommodations Resource Materials & Supplies
Counting Collection $1,881.36 Pacific Counting Collections – cognitively guided instruction supplies
New Resources $3,800 Meadows Materials for Resource Room
Natl Science Conf $1,903 MCHS National Science Teachers Conference
Peaceful STEM Playground $1,819.97 Meadows STEM Playground
Drone $2,500 MCHS Drone Club
MBMS STEAM (Chevron/Universal Tour) $2,520 MBMS Field Trips
Tech for Tiny (Osmo #4) $1,157.50 Grand View Incorporate Osmo into classroom
Transitional Kinder $1,601.28 Grand View, Robinson, Pennekamp TK Reading Materials
Relaxing w/Yoga $670 MCHS Music hardware to combat MCHS gym construction