2019-20 Mini Grants

NCTE 2019 Convention

MS | Ms. Patenaude

GDEF is proudly supporting Ms. Patenaude, the Middle School Literacy Coach, in attending the National Council of Teachers Conference in November 2019.  Not only does Ms. Patenaude get the opportunity to present at this conference, she will be attending innovative literacy panels and workshops where she will gain additional resources and strategies she can share with the teachers she coaches along with the ELA coordinator.

Dystopian Fiction

HS | Adams

Mr. Adams class will be able to offer the graphic novel "V is for Vendetta" to his AP and MCC Dual Enrollment classrooms.  This book offers students another means of examining the  author's use of literary techniques in a manner that offers the student reading options.  This text will aid students to examine components of creation and administration of broken societies and allow for reflection on their own civic awareness and research into their own local, state, and federal governments. 

Robotomies Sponsorship

HS | Rocheleau

GDEF is sponsoring the Robotomies to participate in the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition via a mini grant.  The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Speak Books

HS | Wilkins and Bourgeois

In an effort to support the newly piloted Open Honors English 9 class in the High School, GDEF will be providing the book "Speak" for the classroom.  The purpose of this class is allow all students to challenge themselves further in breadth and depth for Honors credit.  This book is the perfect way to have students explore what voice is and how and why to use it.

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