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Dissemination Grant

CHARTER SCHOOL DISSEMINATION GRANT
 

Thanks to a generous $500,000 federal grant, Bronx Better Learning is sharing its highly successful approach to mathematics instruction with two nearby, regular public schools: PS 111, with whom we share a campus, and CS 112, just four blocks away.  We have conducted a series of in-service sessions with their Kindergarten, first and second grade teachers, along with personalized follow-up meetings, in and out of their classrooms, and have provided them with a total of 110 iPads for their classrooms at those grade levels.

 

Our grant application allots a substantial amount of the funding to complete what is presently a prototype version of iCountBetter, an iPad app that replicates crucial elements of the challenges we provide our students at BBL, through an approach called Gattegno mathematics.  BBL owns the rights to the app, the final shape of which will be influenced by feedback we are soliciting from our partner schools’ teachers, as they try out segments of the current prototype and use other, fully completed and commercially available iPad apps that mirror some of the design elements we are considering for iCountBetter.