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May 14, 2019

Think BIG! Grant Recipients

The VEP Board is proud to announce the awarding of three $6,000 Think BIG! Grants. Think Big Grants range over a two year span and are collaborative bringing together teachers, community members and students.  

VEP received 22 applications and interviewed 6 before selecting 3 grant recipients:

Petra McCullough- ATLAS Elementary School- "The Story Time Could Tell." Students will explore the concept that Earth is organized into different systems by solving real-world problems, collecting data, organizing ideas, making predictions, collaborating as a team, and using time-lapse video.

Kristen Pelfrey- Foothill Technology High School- CREATE: Collaborative Responses (using) Electronics Art Technology Entrepreneurship- All 9th graders are CREATors producing individual and collaborative responses to prompts in a classroom makerspace. 

Alex Wulff- DATA Middle School-SPARK VUSD will encourage and facilitate innovative practices throughout VUSD by establishing a student hosted "Makerspace" training and support center for all Ventura Unified teachers.

The VEP Board thanks all the applicants and looks forward to sharing project results in the near future and expanding this new offering over time.