Last May, the SEF awarded the following teachers grants to fund their innovative ideas for the 2022-2023 school year:
Suzanne Douglas, Kindergarten Teacher, Healey School
As part of her science curriculum, Ms. Douglas received funding to have Curious Creatures come to visit her classroom. This project will deepen student learning through hands-on exploration of small animals brought to the classroom accompanied by a live animal educator from Curious Creatures.
Julia Post, English Teacher, Somerville High School
Ms. Post purchased makerspace materials for her inquiry based, student-directed learning project to encourage students to become lifelong learners. In this project, students are engaging with mixed media to create various projects based in mindfulness, community building, and self-expression.
Michael Friedman, Physics teacher and Lead Mentor for SHS Robotics Team, Somerville High School
Mr. Friedman was granted funding to purchase new Lego Spike Prime robotics kits.
The Somerville High School Robotics Team will use these kits to partner with the Somerville High School math course: Intro to Robotics by utilizing and sharing new Lego Spike Prime robotics kits in multiple ways.
Congratulations to these Innovators in Education!