LAKER EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Creativity, Innovation & Excellence
aker Educational Foundation
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2017 Spring Grants
Weighted Blankets and Vests
Students will use to
utilize as sensory tools in order to help increase their self-regulation and
promote calming, focusing and organizing effects to promote optimal learning.
Stand 2 Learn
Provide a standing desk
station in each 3rd-5th grade classroom which would allow
students an opportunity to improve their self-regulation, increase their focus
and energy and allow for movement during instruction while promoting optimal
Active Seating/Flexible Learning
To get an assortment of
active seating/flexible learning options for the benefit of all students in the
classroom. This would include 24 active
seats and two student standing desks. Students can maintain low-level physical activity which is linked to
higher academic performance.
LEGO Engineering Kits
The Lego WeDo 2.0 kits had
an overwhelming response. I have been
asked to pilot and participate in a research study through Lego Education in
London. As part of this study, I am receiving
some kits to try with students and would like to have a few more kits to really
expand their learning.
Outdoor Learning Equipment
The kindergarten team is
asking for two Home Depot pitcher pumps and 1 set of Kodo Outdoor Ramps. These will extend children’s learning by
allowing them to use Laker learning traits and E-STEM skills such as
collaborating, designing, problem-solving and experimenting.
Pre-K Maker Kit (MakinMaker)
Use Makers Kit to give the
opportunity for an enhanced educational experience; explore creating and
learning in the following areas: electricity, robotics, multiple dimensions,
simple machines, solar power, and building structures.
Inspire and enrich creativity, innovation and excellence in ISD 719 | PLSAS
The Foundation is located in Prior Lake and Savage, and its mailing address is P.O. Box 840, Prior Lake, MN 55372. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions are tax deductible, subject to limitations in applicable law. No goods or services are provided to any donor in exchange for contributions. Unless otherwise specified, contributions to the Foundation will be used for its general charitable purposes and endowment. This disclosure is made under Minn. Stat. 309.556.