At Dover High School (DHS), teacher Hettie Haudenschield was awarded $2,700 to purchase cutting-edge digital technology that will allow the graphic novel and drawing students to transform their work into digital masterpieces. Other SEED Grants at DHS include $370 for the Career Bus program which will help students with disabilities participate in on- and off-campus community learning opportunities that build vocational aptitudes and develop soft skills while reinforcing classroom lessons; $625 to Ben Schwartz to create a small recording studio where DHS Alternative School students will be taught how to collaborate, and create and produce assorted podcasts; and $400 for level three curriculum and supplies for The What Color Am I initiative.
Also at the high school, math teacher Stephanie Dematteo and science teacher Amy Poirier joined content areas to bring alternative classroom lessons to both math and biology students with a $750 SEED grant to buy BreakOut EDU kits. A breakout box is a relatively new instructional tool that turns traditional lessons into games that are student-centered, fun, and incorporate 21st Century skills. Additional benefit, the tool can be used in all content areas.