||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
School of Education receives grants|
To better teaching in Wisconsin schools
MAILED: Feb. 12, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire School of Education recently received two grants totaling about $200,000 to help improve K-12 teaching and learning in Wisconsin's schools.
The grants were awarded by the Eisenhower Professional Development Program, a competitive grants program for improving teaching throughout the state that is supported by the UW System through funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
The grants, which evolved from collaborative partnerships with area school districts, will give teachers the chance to participate in summer workshops and sustained professional development activities throughout the academic year for the next two years starting this summer.
The first grant, titled "Curriculum Links: Understanding and Expanding Strategies for the Standards," is a two-year project designed to assist teachers in nine school districts in northwestern Wisconsin to engage students in problem-solving activities and reading and writing strategies that are aligned with current national and state standards.
Dr. Susan McIntyre, chair of the curriculum and instruction department, will direct the project with Dr. Bob Barganz, professor of curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Helen Dale, professor of English, serving as primary instructors.
The second grant, titled "Virtual Museum Partnership," is a two-year social studies project. It joins the Virtual Museum Project of five rural northwestern Wisconsin school districts with the Virtual Museum of the Chippewa Valley that was developed at UW-Eau Claire. The grant is designed to promote curriculum that will help students collect, analyze and synthesize artifacts from their own communities and publish the projects on virtual museum Internet sites. Dr. Roger Tlusty, chair of the foundations of education department, will direct the project.
For more information, contact Katherine Rhoades, grant specialist for the School of Education, at (715) 836-3672.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 12, 1999