Katy, TX News (May 23, 2014) – Beth Coalson, Faith West Academy science teacher, has been awarded a $4,986 grant from Fund for Teachers. The grant will allow Coalson to research, across Western Europe, the great scientists of the 16th-19th centuries during the summer. Coalson will place an emphasis on physics, experimental science, and technology. “Fund for Teachers bridges the gap between what teachers have and what students need to advance academically,” said Karen Webb, Fund for Teachers’ executive director. “Fellows turn our initial investment into broadened perspectives and engaged learning – for themselves and their students. The result is a transformed career and classroom.”
One can follow Coalson’s journey (June 7 – 21) daily on her blog, sciencethenandnow.wordpress.com, as she will discuss adventures in seeing history firsthand (i.e. Galileo’s telescope, Newton’s principia and the apple tree on his estate, and Leonardo da Vinci’s original notebook pages).
Fund for Teachers has awarded $2 million to teachers for self-designed learning experiences. This summer, 525 preK – 12 teachers will pursue knowledge and skills they identified as essential to student success. Fellowship destinations include conferences, self-guided expeditions, fieldwork, and service learning projects in 85 countries on six continents. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $22 million in the personal/professional growth of 6,000+ educators.