Fund for Teachers 2024 Winners Announced
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Fund for Teachers 2024 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the 2024 Fund for Teachers fellowship grant!

Alabama Public Television is pleased to congratulate 10 Alabama teachers who were honored on April 4th with Fund for Teachers Fellowship grants, totaling $44,633 in funds to design their own professional developments. 

Alabama Public Television is a lead partner for the Fund For Teachers, which offers educators opportunities to take their teaching beyond the classroom walls! Fund for Teachers supports educators’ efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement.

2024 SELECTED FELLOWS AND PROJECT DESTINATIONS

Lisa Carden, Fifth Grade, Shelby Elementary School

Join an EcoExperts expedition to Belize, taking in the ecosystems, artisan crafts and Mayan history, to enhance the "From Little Seeds Grow Mighty Trees" unit and incorporate the belief that each person has the power to leave their legacy in this world and that it is our responsibility to be defenders for those who cannot protect themselves, such as animals and their habitats.

 Tyler Jones, Theater, Thompson Middle School

Enroll in the Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York City to learn innovative practices in musical theatre through workshops/masterclasses with leading Broadway performers and producers to help students feel comfortable performing on stage and then apply this confidence to all aspects of their lives.

Rebecca McDaniel, Third Grade, Rainbow Elementary School

Join a Global Exploration for Educators Organization expedition to Japan, learning about the history, culture and community shared by an influx of students, to continue to build a welcoming community and facilitate students’ efforts to assist new peers/English Language Learners.

Christina Miskelly, Reading Specialist, Shelby Elementary School

Join an EcoExperts expedition to Belize, taking in the ecosystems, artisan crafts and Mayan history, to enhance the "From Little Seeds Grow Mighty Trees" unit and incorporate the belief that each person has the power to leave their legacy in this world and that it is our responsibility to be defenders for those who cannot protect themselves, such as animals and their habitats.

Luke Stewart, Agriscience, Daphne High School

Complete multiple immersive workshops offered by the Coral Reef Education Institute in Kailua-Kona, HI, to compare/contrast one of America’s largest natural reefs with Alabama Gulf Coast’s most productive one to inform high school science learning on the preservation of both and how to protect our environment and construct systems using plants and other bio-friendly controls.

Kristina Stundtner, Music, Heritage Elementary School

Complete Level 1 training at the World Music Drumming Conference in Nashville, TN, to integrate West African, Latin and Caribbean drumming and singing with social/emotional learning strategies that bring all students into the music-making process. 

Vinchenza Sweet, Visual Arts, Randolph School

Experience the Venice Art Biennale and explore Milan’s architecture, art and design to collect curriculum material that inspires design thinking and innovation with middle school students.

Kristy Thompson, English, Lee High School

Explore several cities and archaeological sites throughout Turkey and Greece to reframe Homer's “Odyssey” and related mythology unit by focusing on the relationships created among settings, stories, and storytellers and focus on the agency of student authors and their communities.

Elizabeth Vaughn, Art, James Clemens High School

Attend a sketchbook-building, en plein air drawing and painting course through Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy, addressing how artists portray their environment (urban and rural), to model for advanced art students what project prep looks like and how a sketchbook can be a work of art itself.

Elizabeth Woodard, Gifted Specialist, Madison Elementary School

Explore the lives and works of England’s creative writers of the past and present (i.e. Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Lewis Carol, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ronald Dahl, William Wordsworth, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and J.K. Rowling) to create an engaging unit that will motivate students to further develop their writing craft.

APT wishes all of these outstanding teachers the best of luck pursuing their professional development projects that will benefit thousands of Alabama students in the coming years.

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  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
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