DSUSD Goldfish Bowl

DSUSD Goldfish Bowl

The DSUSD Goldfish Bowl affords students and staff the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas for education to local business people and entrepreneurs. All applications are screened using stated evaluation criteria by members of cabinet. Five teams advance to The BOWL. There are two official BOWLS per academic year; one in the fall (November 27, 2018) and one in the spring (March 26, 2019). Funding amounts, not to exceed $4,000.00 per project, will vary as awarded by the judges (AKA the goldfish).

2018-19 Goldfish Bowl Application

Innovation-Defined as something that is both new (either invention or iteration) and better. How is your project innovative? How could your project significantly improve education? How does your project solve an important issue?

Goldfish Bowl Judges

Spring 2019 Finalists:

Earhart Elementary - K-2 Coding Club  ($3,207)
La Quinta High - Digital Journalism  ($4,000)
La Quinta Middle - GPS Cane Invention / LQMS STEM program  ($2,000)
Palm Desert High - Office Hours  ($4,000)
Truman Elementary - Virtual Reality Goggles  ($4,000)

Fall 2018 Finalists:

Amistad High - Eagles SOAR  ($4,000)
Amistad High - Mindfulness Project  ($4,000)
Carreon Elementary - Picture Perfect  ($4,000)
Lincoln Elementary - Sphero Project  ($4,000)
La Quinta High - ALERTech Learning Indicator  ($300)

Spring 2018 Finalists:

Adams ECLC - Sensory STEM Playground  ($4,000)
Amistad High - Making College Familiar  ($4,000)
Ford Elementary - Operation Alternative Recess  ($4,000)
Indio High - Fashion Forward  ($4,000)
La Quinta High - Soothing Hearts  (Mentorship)

Fall 2017 Finalists:

Carreon Academy - Emergency Cooler  ($1,000)
Carreon Academy - Google Expeditions  ($4,000)
Carreon Academy - Virtual Fieldtrip  ($4,000)
Ford Elementary - Operation Emotional Intelligence  ($4,000)
La Quinta High - Pen Invention  ($250)

2017-18 Judges
November 2017 Article
March 2018 Article

Goldfish Bowl presentations