has won a $3,300
Fund for Teachers Grant
to attend the National
AP Conference in Florida where she will be presenting her paper on "Supporting Girls in Computer Science
by Programming with Graphics." She will also be attending a LOGO
Robotic Programming workshop in Colorado with the grant funds.
The HISD Foundation has awarded 60 HISD teachers more than $192,000
in grants from the Houston-based Fund for Teachers program. One of our
tech teachers, Karen North is a recipient of this Fund for Teachers grant.
The Fund for Teachers is a national nonprofit organization that bestows
professional- and personal-development grants annually to teachers of
grades kindergarten through 12 in Houston and other cities. Karen and
other teachers were honored at an awards presentation and reception on
Tuesday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hattie Mae White Administration
The initiatives approved by
the Fund for Teachers include Spanish language and literature programs,
university and museum science and math programs,
marine biology workshops, computer and Advanced Placement conferences,
a university reading and writing institute, and the study of early-child
instruction strategies The grants, which range in size from $1,296 to
the maximum of $5,000, will fund summer enrichment projects that will
improve the teachers’ knowledge and instructional skills and enhance
their classroom teaching for years to come.
Mrs. North received a $3,300 grant to attend the National AP Conference
held at Disney World in Florida. She will be presenting her paper on
Supporting Girls in CS by Programming with Graphics. She also received
funds to attend a Logo robotic programming workshop in Colorado. She
plans to use this knowledge in the development of a small school focusing
on programming www.witschool.org and in her Technology Systems class.
Karen is developing a combination Algebra I / Tech Systems class to increase
algebraic computation skills using programming. If you have any questions,
you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, April 16, 2004
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