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 Title||Description||School||Amount Approved||Lead Grantee|
|Alternate Schedules Collaboration Project||Determine common goals, develop criteria and explore alternative high school bell schedules.||MCHS||$2,480||Jonathon Westerberg|
|Ancient Historical Figure Project Bare Book||Provide students with opportunity to research, write and present on an ancient figure in history.||MBMS||$178||Natalie Herringshaw|
|Authentic Text In the World Language Classroom||Use authentic, comprehensible and age-appropriate reading materials in Spanish and French.||MBMS||$1,150||Elizabeth Laffoon|
|Coding With The Developing Brain In Mind||Integrate a hands-on, kinesthetic, collaborative approach to coding using Bloxels and Osmo.||Robinson||$4,890||Lisa Tanita|
|Counting Collections Lending Library||Provide opportunities for understanding numbers in real context.||Pennekamp||$1,932||Suzanne Tynan|
|Drone Curriculum Development And Technology Club||Give both teachers and students with experiences in the emmerging drone skills.||MCHS||$5,000||Ollie Smith|
|Harry Potter Week||Spark and encourage a love of reading.||MBMS||$3,000||Dana Vaccaro|
|Makerspace And FabLab Unite!||Learn best practices to enhance districtwide programs, such as MakerSpace and FabLab.||MBMS||$5,000||Jason Marshall|
|Makey Makey||Provide innovative expansive of coding knowledge and practice.||MCHS||$1,000||Leanne Weaver|
|Printmaking||Introduce the art of printmaking to all MCHS art classes.||MCHS||$2,704||Kate Heredia|
|Thinking About YOU, Thinking About ME||Enhance social competencies to better connect with others.||Pacific||$1,921||Katelyn Quach|