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The College Station ISD Education Foundation is pleased to provide opportunities annually for our teachers to apply for innovative teaching grants. The mission of these grants is to bring innovation and excitement into our classrooms.

 

Counselors Scheduling Software

$25,000 - District-wide

Goodbye white boards and sticky notes...Hello scheduling software! In 2021, the Education Foundation contributed $25,000 towards the purchase of software to assist College Station ISD counselors in the master scheduling process. Imagine trying to determine which of 2,000 students, paired with one of 100 teachers, for which courses, in which rooms, at what time! 

Our dedicated counselors used to plot schedules with white boards, magnetic tabs, colored stickers, spreadsheets, reams of paper and tallies, with hours and hours of hand crunching details. 

The new scheduling tool transforms this tedious, time-consuming process into a strategic effort that maximizes staff time and resources while delivering 90% of students first-choice schedules. 

The investment helps organize 7,500 students and 800 teachers at CSISD high, middle and intermediate schools. We are grateful for our school counselors and are honored to support them in their important work!


"Empowering Student Productivity and Accessibility: Student Publication Technology Initiative" - AMCHS

This grant saved the yearbook program for the Class of 2020!  At the start of the 2019 fall semester, Consol yearbook sponsor, Freda Carraway hoped that the purchase of laptops and software would offer her students the ability to work minimally on pages at home or for remote reporting. Little did they know with the COVID-19 closures, the ability to work remotely on a program would actually enable the student staff to finish the last two deadlines for the year and be in a position to distribute the yearbook on the originally scheduled date!  Mrs. Carraway said, "We are so blessed that we had this technology so that we could finish a yearbook that will likely be one of the most cherished pieces of memorabilia that these students will own from an unprecedented time in their lives.” Special thanks to Dexter Insurance for sponsoring this grant!




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