Wiseburn Education Foundation

Teacher Innovation Grants

Enable our teachers. Empower our kids.

The Wiseburn Education Foundation awards over $50,000 directly to teachers through our Teacher Innovation Grants program.
These funds provide support for in classroom, grade-level, and school-wide grants for innovative teaching practices. Whether it’s purchasing books and classroom materials or funding for course development, WEF propels the creativity of teachers in the Wiseburn Unified School District.
This vital funding removes barriers toward delivering the highest quality education possible for our students.
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Teachers: interested in applying?

Contact your school site principal for more info.

Applications open each year in August via WUSD principals. The $1,000 individual and $3,000 grade level/department grants run for the academic year.

Examples of Our Support

Wiseburn Education Foundation has supported over 300 teacher grants since our inception. Requests we’ve supported include funding for:

Mid-altitude balloon launch demonstration

Taught 3-5th grade students about amateur radio transmitters

“Keyboarding Without Tears”

Software subscription to teach younger learners vital keyboarding skills

Multi-disciplinary art and music collaboration

3D printers and supplies

Allow students early exposure to the design and ​engineering process

Flexible classroom seating

Allows students to learn comfortably in the seat type of their choice

Field trip for special needs students

Math manipulatives and counting materials

To make math learning fun and tangible

Cognitive Guided Instruction

Professional development to train teachers in the innovative instructional method

Enabling music education during the pandemic

Wiseburn music teacher Aiko Anglim was in the process of building the music program for Wiseburn’s lower elementary grade students when the pandemic suddenly moved all instruction online. WEF provided Aiko with the tools she needed to adapt and keep making music with students through distance learning, including a mic, ring lights, and books. At a time when so much was uncertain, students looked forward to the revitalizing power of joining in song with their classmates — even over Zoom.
Photo of a Makerspace work bench in a classroom.

Creating a classroom Makerspace to spur hands-on learning

138th St. School fifth grade teacher Rachel Humphrey wanted to create a hands-on, autonomous workspace in her classroom, where students could take ownership of their projects. She dreamt up a Makerspace, where students could access tools, resources, and collaborative elements anytime they needed them. With the funding from WEF, the designated Makerspace spot in the classroom allowed opportunities for meaningful, independent learning and collaboration with peers alike, bringing Rachel’s vision to life and supporting 21st-century learning.

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