Wichita State University master’s degree students Kelley Schafers and Stacie Marsden recently had their grants fully funded. One of the requirements for their master’s programs was to write one grant each year of the two-year program.
Marsden’s grant was an Early Learners Grant. She received a network site license of the Tool Factory Beep computer program. Her grant was funded by Digital Wish based on her technology lesson plan “Communicating with E-Pals in Kindergarten to Learn About Cultural Diversity.” She teaches kindergarten at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Newton.
Schafers’ grants were funded through Donorschoose.org. Her first grant, “Curious Kids — Math and Science Explorers,” included items for math and science stations. Her second grant, “Getting Ready to Read,” included items to use at literacy stations assisting with phonological awareness, print awareness, letter recognition, and oral language. Schafers teaches pre-kindergarten at Adams Elementary School in Wichita.
Schafers and Marsden will both graduate with master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction from WSU on May 12.