Teachers Receive Fund for Teachers Fellowship

Teachers Receive Fund for Teachers Fellowship
Posted on 04/06/2017

April 6, 2017

Ms. Robyn McKenney, WPS Technology Coach, and Ms. Whitney Wadecki, Grade 1 teacher at Quaker Hill Elementary School, were awarded the Fund for Teachers Fellowship granting them each $4000 to support a self-designed summer learning odyssey. On April 4th Ms. McKenney and Ms. Wadecki joined an elite group of more than 200 teachers across Connecticut in receiving the great news and becoming part of the Fund for Teachers Community.

"Fund for Teachers provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. We believe that supporting teachers’ active participation in their own professional growth, positively impacts student learning and achievement." Adapted from the Fund for Teachers Website http://fft.fundforteachers.org/applications/guideline/program_id:197/step:overview

After being selected in January as presenters at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference that will be held in the summer of 2017, Ms. McKenney and Ms. Wadecki created individual proposals to the FFT specific to this Professional Development event. It was a great honor to have them both selected for this grant. With the assistance of the FFT grant, Ms. Wadecki and Ms. McKenney will have the opportunity to attend the ISTE Conference which provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet with practitioners and thought leaders immersed in technology and gain exposure to cutting edge ideas and resources. In their fellowship proposals, Ms. McKenney and Ms. Wadecki detailed how this unique learning opportunity would translate into positive action in the school communities as they bring back ideas and resources that they can share with colleagues and students.

Wadecki and McKenney
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