The objective of the desktop carrels/privacy shields is to provide privacy to students during assessments, reading, or any time a student needs less distractions. The privacy shields are large enough to cover a standard desk and Chromebook. Many of our classrooms are designed for group work, but there are times when individual learning is needed. The desktop privacy shields will provide the necessary privacy when needed.
Distractions can be a stumbling block for many students. Desktop privacy shields can provide students with the individual, semi-enclosed environment necessary to focus on learning especially in a crowded classroom.
Success will be achieved if students use the desktop privacy shields for the intended purpose: privacy for assessments, focus needs, separation on tables, etc.
We are requesting 48 desktop privacy shields, 24 for two classrooms. Privacy shields will be distributed between the two classes and used throughout the school year. Privacy shields will be used in two classrooms as needed. If other teachers in the grade level are also in need of privacy shields they can be shared amongst classrooms.
This grant will be used primarily in two classrooms, however if other teachers in the same grade level are in need of the privacy shields they can be shared.
There was a grant written for similar items at our school in 2016. Kelley Clare and I are newer teachers to Alder Creek MS and do not have carrels in our classrooms. The carrels granted in 2016 are still in use throughout the school, however because our math and science classes are on the same schedule we generally need to use them at the same time.