PSEA’s Council on Instruction and Professional Development annually awards Innovative Teaching Grants.
This year’s recipients are:
Penn Argyl Area, Northampton County
Hands-on Civil War History Lab: This project provides students with the opportunity to explore Civil War artifacts and primary sources. This hands-on experience will help to foster greater student interest in both the Civil War and history in general.
Allegheny IU, Allegheny County
The Use of Manipulatives, At Home Math Program: The students participating in this project are not performing at grade level in mathematics. The addition of an at-home program that provides support for both parents and students, and provides manipulatives for at-home use may increase student motivation and achievement.
General McLane, Erie County
School-Wide Mobile Makers:A mobile school-wide makerspace at Edinboro Elementary School will allow teachers to implement innovative STEAM projects driven by student creativity. The mobile makerspace will include three toolkits: Brick Builders, Garden Growers, and Powerful Presenters. Each toolkit will combine community resources, hands-on materials, and children’s literature to deliver rigorous, standards-based instruction.
Maria Masankay, Christine McClure, and Helene Tscheschlog
Western Wayne, Wayne County
Virtual/Augmented Reality Program: This project is designed to create a student-centered learning environment that not only increases the success of science learning objectives, but also heightens awareness of STEM-related fields for underrepresented populations. In the process, all students will be exposed to new technology to prepare them for the modern workforce.