Grant recipients include teachers from each of the four public school districts serving Lakewood, including ABC Unified, Bellflower Unified, Long Beach Unified and Paramount Unified, as well as local private schools.
Grants, usually for $500 each, will fund art supplies, unique field trips, iPads and Apple TVs that teachers can use in the classroom for the improved display of educational material. Grants also provide science and lab equipment, such as microscopes, books of all kinds and reading levels, and physical education supplies. In addition, “Elmo” document cameras are regularly provided to teachers. These valuable teaching tools allow educators to project textbooks, photographs and artwork for entire classes to view and are ideal for sharing cultural information in foreign language classrooms. In recent years, the most popular request for classroom grants were for extra books, proving that some teaching tools never go out of fashion.
Local teachers are invited to submit grant applications for up to $500. In their applications, teachers must demonstrate that the desired classroom improvement project will have a direct benefit to Lakewood students.