SCC Alliance Project
The Alliance Project
The Alliance Project partners the arts, cultural and science organizations who are Full members with teachers in creating curriculum applications and learning opportunities for students. Without cost to the school, performances, workshops, guest artists/scientists, and field trips are provided to supplement the work of the team members based on planning between teachers, the Coordinator and SCC. The grant covers the cost of admissions, on-campus activities, library materials, substitute teachers, and the majority of bus costs for approximately 25-30 events at a value of approximately $10,500.00 in goods and services.
The Coordinator conducts bi-weekly planning meetings with an interdisciplinary team of teachers (generally 8-10 teachers in one grade) to hear requests for activities that might supplement their curriculum. The grant is not intended to serve the entire school and is not a cash award.
What is offered?
Sample Alliance Project Programs requested by teachers:
“Physics of Dance” “Orienteering” “Mobile Art Gallery” “Creative Writing”
“Visual Art and Creative Writing Techniques” “So Solid – Geometry and Art”
“Earth Balloon” “Holocaust Speakers” “Data Collection and Bird Banding”
“Animal Adaptation” “World Cultures” “Film in the Classroom”
Tours, Professional in the classroom, In-School Assemblies
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When and Where?
Aug. to Sept. -4-6 weeks of weekly meetings on-campus with teachers and SCC Coordinator
Oct. to May -arts/science programs at the schools or field trips to sites AND
The Alliance Project is funded by the Science and Cultural Collaborative utilizing funds from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Funding is subject to approval by the SCC/SCFD Boards.
The 2012-2013 Alliance Project Schools
One school in each SCFD county with middle school grades and their self-selected partner school receive the grant for a minimum of one year. Ece-8 or K-8's may choose to work with their lower grades.
Adams: Meadow Community School
Arapahoe: Campus Middle Partner: Belleview Elementary
Boulder: Eldorado K-8
Broomfield: Broomfield Heights Middle Partner: Birch Elementary
Denver: Whittier Ece-8 and Columbine Elementary
Douglas: Ranch View Middle Partner: Trailblazer Elementary
Jefferson: Excel Academy Charter School
Applications for the 2014-2015 will be available in October of 2013 for these eligible counties: Broomfield Douglas (except Castle Rock & Larkspur) Arapahoe