Combustion Engine Grants
Before the school year concludes, the Professional Development Committee awards Combustion Engine Grants, which enable faculty to enrich their teaching and curricula in innovative ways – and this summer's process is now underway, with proposals due by May 17.
Past Combustion Engine-funded projects have included:
Modernizing the texts and implement personalized learning, social justice pedagogy, and project-based learning in a redesign of the English 10 curriculum
Joining the Mastery Transcript Consortium, taking advantage of online resources to pilot mastery learning in various places in the curriculum
Integrating coding into the MS Science curriculum and develop activities and lessons
Collaborating on an interdisciplinary investigation into women in US History and Literature, using the research to enhance coursework
Traveling to China to gain first-hand experience and then integrating primary materials into the 9th Grade's Chinese Studies course