Mountain View Elementary Receives a 2018 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

Congratulations to Mountain View Elementary on being selected to receive a 2018 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded Mountain View Elementary with $5000 for their Innovation Media Hub redesign project.

The grant was submitted by fourth grade STEM teacher, Courtney Groskin and preschool teacher Gabrielle Fuehrer.

In their proposal they outlined the development and phases of the Innovation Media Hub as it has been transformed over the last two years.

“The Innovation Media Hub is a creative place where students can visit and explore design thinking, robotics, and technology integration,” Groskin said.

They are continuously working to bring the project and space to completion for students and staff.

The project originally began when staff members participated in the district sponsored design challenge for educators.

“Winning this grant has helped us to see the real life benefits of design thinking and how it can be used to make positive changes in our school and community,” Groskin said.

The award will provide funds for flexible seating and work spaces, areas to display student prototypes, technology, and projection opportunities for students to create and share their work with larger audiences.