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HEF Intensive Study Grants for Teachers

(grants awarded in 2022 & 2023)


The purpose of the Intensive Study Grants is to:

Enrich and Innovate - Look for specific ways the Intensive Study experience will transfer into the classroom (such as innovative aspects of curriculum and/or new methods of instruction) and seek potential for direct impact on students.

Connect and Broaden - Will there be an opportunity to broaden the Intensive Study experience through sharing/instruction with other faculty/staff in the Holliston Schools?

Provide educators with the knowledge and tools to innovate and create new content for their students through workshops, conferences, specialized training, new concepts, and novel educational approaches.

2023 HEF Grant - Design Camp for Educators

Two high school teachers were able to attend "Design Camp" this year to learn techniques towards building community through design thinking and innovative strategies.  They are excited to bring their knowledge to Holliston High School and implement new course content and experiential learning methods.  Their findings will be shared with their colleagues to widen the impact of this experience.

2023 HEF Grant - Rozy the Placentino Comfort Dog

Rozy is a school support Dog at Placentino who will be a Therapy Dog when she completes her training and receives her Therapy Dog Certification.  HEF has provided a $1,000 grant towards this goal.  She has started her introduction to the school and will provide comfort to students managing strong emotions, life changes, school refusal, trauma, grief and more. She helps students feel confident as they develop and practice social and emotional skills and take academic risks.  Rozy's training has now been fully funded, thanks to all her fans in Holliston!  ​Would you like to support the great work of other dogs like Rozy by making a donation today?  If mailing a check,send it to:

     Golden Opportunities for Independence

     323 High St., Walpole, MA 02081

2023 HEF Grant - Training for Montessori Teachers

HEF provided a grant to support 3 elementary teachers attendance to the 2023 American Montessori Society conference in Boston this year.  There are many workshops that aligned with Holliston district standards this year including "Science of Reading - adapting Montessori language lessons to meet the needs of all learners"; "Incorporating Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Montessori Environment"; "The Essential Tool to Foster Democratic Communities."  Our teachers will bring back Montessori inspiration and new teachings to their classrooms of 144 elementary Montessori students.

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