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Fund For Teachers
Fund for Teachers enriches the professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue fellowship opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities.
Meet the Fellows from past years:
Tonya Mullinax, Science & Social Studies teacher, E.L. Ross Elementary
I currently teach 3rd, 4th and 5th graders science and social studies.The science standards to which I teach relate to ecosystems, interaction and interdependence among living things, climate and conservation. In Social Studies, the standards relate to landforms, US history, and comparative cultures, focusing on Native American cultures. Additionally, concepts such as trade, supply and demand and types of resources are the focus of my teaching. I will travel to Alaska to study its wildlife, geology, ecology and native cultures.
Christian Mann, History/Social Studies Teacher, Walker Valley High School
Victoria Pritchard, Homebound Teacher, Cleveland City Schools
I will be examining, first-hand, the unthinkable past of the WWII Holocaust through the eyes of a survivor, Maude Dahme, by joining the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education on a trip through Germany, The Czech Republic, Poland and Holland. The first-hand information on WWII will give my students a greater drive to search deeper in history—a Common Core Standard—and find the answers for the essential question, “When do people need to get involved with how others are treated?”
Blog to come.
Erin Hattabaugh, Science, Anatomy & Physiology,& Medical Engineering Teacher, Cleveland High School
My purpose in teaching is to inspire in students a love for the healthcare profession. The culture of healthcare in America is changing as it is moving toward more government involvement in healthcare. I need to prepare my students as future health professionals for what is ahead. To develop a clearer perspective in order to inspire and equip my students for the future, I will visit the UK, known for its lengthy history of successful social medicine and healthcare educational practices.
Sarah Garrett, English/Journalism/Language Arts teacher, Walker Valley High School
The purpose of my trip is to explore the lives, surroundings, and culture of the early New England writers in order to gain a deeper insight into their works. This will enable me to create lessons bringing the literature to life for the students, engaging them on a deeper level and ultimately enhancing their critical thinking, reading and writing skills. Travelling to Boston, I will visit homes, museums, cemeteries, historic sights and locals which relate intimately to eight significant authors—Patrick Henry, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Emerson, Thoreau, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Alcott and Stowe.
Read more on Sarah's Adventure: WRCB Story
Rachel Hicks & Elizabeth Pickens, History/Social Studies teachers, Walker Valley High School
No political system is forged independent of the culture from which it springs. Greek political philosophy arose from a culture rich in archaic poetry, heroic ethos, and religion. The goal of our trip will be to study how these forces affected the politics of Plato and Aristotle. As we travel to Athens, Tinos, and Mykonos to visit historical and archeological sites, we will collect knowledge and resources to us in furthering our students’ understanding of the evolution of political thought.
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Lori E. Tipton & Kerri D. Shrestha, Biology/Geography/Economics, Walker Valley High School
Don't miss their video blog below: