• Collaborative Mini-Grants

    2004-2005 Mini-Grants

    Applicants


       
     

    Project Description

     

    Funding Provided

    Deb Holtz, Hamline Director of Disability Services; Shannon McParland, Hancock Curriculum Coordinator

     

        

    Hand-in-hand mentoring program
    that matches students with learning disabilities on both campuses.

        

    Activities to learn & play together.

    Rhonda Simonson, Hancock Kindergarten Teacher; Barbara Brokopp, Hamline Bush Library Staff

     

     

    Brief tour of Hamline campus for Kindergarten students.

     

    Tour guides, food, first day at college certificates.

    Alana Schommer, HU student in the Forensic Science Society; Mary Hedenstrom, Hancock Science Specialist

     

    Taught science class about forensic science including forensic odontology, fingerprints, crime scene and forensic anthropology.

     

     

    Hands-on activities for
    casting a foot print and bite marks, fingerprinting and dusting for latent fingerprints.

    Peggy Knapp, Hamline Center for Global Environmental Education; Mary Hedenstrom, Hancock Science Specialist

     

     

    Continued to integrate the H/H garden into teaching/learning.  Maintained & sustained an organic garden through high soil quality & proper watering.  Students measured soil quality and adjust throughout the semester.

     

    Soil kits, organic fertilizer and soaker hoses. 

    Heather Cohen, HU student, Lead Tutor; Shannon McParland, Hancock Curriculum Coordinator

     

    Produced a new training video for Hamline student workers who tutored in America Reads/America Counts.

     

    Digital video camera, video tapes, computer program, minimal fee for volunteer to tape and then edit for the finished product. 

    MacKenzie Hilfers Bilunas, Hamline Biology Professor; Mary Hedenstrom, Hancock Science Specialist

     

     

    Brain Awareness Week -- Hamline students developed and taught a mini-lecture in neuroscience.

     

    Take-home packets for 90-4th grade students/parents; latex gloves, supplies.

    Dan Haertl, HU Tennis coach

     

    Taught songs/prepare for performance – build self-esteem.

     

       

    First Grade

     

    Writers’ Workshop with Hamline University Liner staff.  


     

       

    Kathleen Walsh and 4th Grade Language Academy Teachers

     

    Swimming Lessons for 4th Grade Students

       

     

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