The BEF Idea Lab grants committee awarded 19 new Idea Lab grants last week.

After hearing teachers give their pitches for their hands-on ideas to be carried out in the classroom this year, the committee awarded 19 grants to teachers from many schools in the District, ranging in grades from pre-K through the high school. The committee was excited to see some great, creative ideas from the enthusiastic and motivated applicants. Some examples include a Spanish teacher using improvisation to get her students to feel more comfortable to speak a foreign language, a BEEP teacher creating a lending library to include all families in access to wonderful and appropriate books, high school music and history teachers working together to bring in speakers to talk about the positive influence of the African diaspora in music and culture. We can’t wait to hear more about these wonderful ideas and how they work out! Learn more about Idea Lab here.

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