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Franklin Regional teachers get grants

| Friday, Nov. 27, 2009

The teacher project grants for the 2009-2010 school year have been awarded in the Franklin Regional School District.

This year, grant proposals were received from individuals or teams of teachers for a total request of $10,997.19. The teacher project grant initiative is funded annually through the district's general fund budget in the amount of $7,500.

A six-member committee of three teachers, two administrators and a representative of the Parent-Teacher Organization reviewed the proposals and awarded points for each application based on the following criteria: creativity and/or innovation, degree of practicality, perceived benefit to the students, correlation to the district's curricula and completeness of the application.

Faculty members receiving grant awards were:

Elementary - Danielle Hartman, Art is Visual (digital projector); Megan Melucci, Franklin Regional Elementary School Campus Olympiad; Billie Moser/Carolyn Smith, PA Wild Birds Brought to life, and Diane Kaufmann, Languages Around the World.

Middle School - Rachel Bekelja, Studyisland.com for Reading Remediation, and Christy Belgiovane, Night at the Library.

Senior High School - Roger Crider/Kristin Giron, The Importance of Right-Brained Thinking in the 21st Century; Erik Selinger, Aspirin Synthesis and Analysis; Mark Wolfgang, Microscopy in the Zoological World; Lori Mozina-Ogurchak, On-Line Portfolios; Alicia Leopold, A Trip Around the World, and Laure Sweitzer, Enhancing Learning with Prom Activarena Pens.

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