This year, the Port Washington Education Foundation, or PWEF, will fund three educational grants at Salem Elementary School.
One of the grants awarded is 21st Century Music, which “introduces interactive web-based applications designed to help students go beyond the standard static poster board and bring their presentations to life employing use of multimedia in an interactive way,” noted Allison Freidman, PWEF grant recipient and Salem music teacher.
“Students in 4th and 5th grade will utilize these creative programs to showcase their knowledge of orchestral instruments, including sharing their own instrument creations and by conducting individual research presentations,” she said.
Additionally, the entire Salem staff will be introduced to these applications and are encouraged to share them with their students. Take a look and see if your child will experience a PWEF grant at Salem this year.
21st Century Music, Allison Friedman.
Software (subscription) that allows for creative individual projects utilizing digital tools and 21st century skills in the music classroom. (Music, grades 4-5)
Expressive Elocution, Elise May. Through a series of public speaking exercises and techniques, 5th grade students will become aware of and improve upon their abilities to perform in front of an audience.
Elementary Road Runners, Megaera Regan, Brandy Miller, Sean Dooley. Rich Miglietta, Lauren Bishar, Mike Cain, Kathy Doughty, Jeanine Fallon. This program will enhance the physical education curriculum by providing instruction to all students in grades K-5 about the importance of health-related fitness, nutrition and daily physical activity. The program will culminate with a ‘Family Run-4-Fun Day’ offering students and their families the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate races, nutrition games and health workshops.
The PWEF is an independent, non-profit, community-based organization that supports initiatives that enhance and expand educational opportunities over and above basic educational needs for all students in the Port Washington public schools. For more information, visit the organization's website.
With special thanks to Lee Anne Timothy.