Team Work

Congratulations to December’s Mini-Grant winners, Kennedy Middle School teachers Rebecca Schneekloth, Jen Brenneman, Laura Lopes, and Lauren Carter.


What are NEF Mini-Grants?

NEF Mini-Grants are small-scale grants given to teachers at the middle and high school levels for projects that enhance the curriculum and enrich the student experience. We look forward to receiving more applications in the coming months. Our next deadline is January 1st. Apply at:


Breakout Edu
Rebecca Schneekloth, Jen Brenneman, Laura Lopes and Lauren Carter
Kennedy Middle

This grant funds two new Breakout EDU puzzle boxes that will engage Kennedy’s 5th grade Language and Literacy students in collaborative problem solving. The Breakout EDU game platform gives students the opportunity to develop 21st Century Learning Skills (the 4Cs): Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Cooperation and Communication. The kits will be utilized first in the Inventive Thinking Unit and then in other units throughout the year.