Intel Grant Targets Math and Science Instruction
$66,000 Awarded to Evergreen Center for Educational Improvement
The Intel Foundation awarded $66,000 to the Evergreen Center for Educational Improvement to support professional development for principals and secondary school math and science teachers. The Evergreen Center, one of six public service centers at The Evergreen State College, serves as the facilitator for a consortium of nine school districts in Thurston and Pierce counties: Bethel, Clover Park, Franklin-Pierce, North Thurston, Olympia, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Tacoma and Yelm.
The Intel grant will fund symposia designed to give principals a deeper understanding of science and math curricula and teaching strategies so they can effectively support classroom instruction. A series of workshops will assist 25 secondary school math and science teachers with assessment and writing techniques to complement their programs.
This is the fourth grant that the Evergreen Center has received from Intel on behalf of the consortium school districts. "We are very grateful for Intel's continued support of our work," says Maureen Canny, project director. She says that another component of the grant will allow school district leadership teams to participate in regional and national conferences.
Workshops and symposia are scheduled to begin in the spring and run through the 2004-05 academic year.
For more information, contact The Evergreen Center for Educational Improvement at (360) 867-6405 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Contact: Kate Lykins Brown, (360) 867-5213
Maureen Canny, (360) 867-6405