Music and Movement at the King Child Development Center

Posted on January 10th 2018 in General

Before the winter break, we visited another Strategic Impact Grant “in action”, this time at the King Child Development Center (CDC) where transitional kindergarteners are taking a weekly dance class through the “Transitional Kindergarten Dance Collaborative” grant. Prior to the class starting, the children were eager to dance and move their bodies, their faces glowing with […]

Summer Fellowships: Building Knowledge and Relationships

Posted on March 28th 2017 in General

Summer vacation usually conjures up images of the beach and barbeque, but for Cherene Fillingim-Selk, a Science Resource Teacher at Cragmont and John Muir as well as one of our 2016 Summer Fellows, last summer for Cherene involved digging dirt and cutting thick rebar to help build a water catchment tank in Shirati, Tanzania. Through […]

Be a Scientist: Year One Recap

Posted on October 19th 2015 in General

Last year the Schools Fund provided a $12,264 Strategic Impact Grant for Be a Scientist, a new pilot program bringing UC Berkeley faculty and graduate and post-doc science students into all 7th grade classrooms at King Middle School. These scientists guided students through the process of designing, conducting, and presenting a scientific investigation of students’ […]