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Teachers win nearly $9K in grants

by Andrew Moser

November 23, 2011

Front Row (from left): Colleen Kazor, Stephanie Niemi, Andrea Olesky, Kelly Baron and Lindsay Long. Back Row (from left): Leigh Ann Huller, Lauren Pawolski, Jacob Trotter, Darrel Shepard, Jeannie Crampton and Amy Devin. Photo by Andrew Moser.
The Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan awarded nine grants to teachers in Oxford Community Schools during the Oxford Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 14.

A total of $8,749.34 was awarded to 15 different teachers throughout the district.

Grant winners from Oxford include:

Colleen Kazor, Danielle Collins and Lee Phillips - Daniel Axford Elementary. Great Literature to Teach Writing: $971.34. Emergent writers need great literature to serve as mentor texts as they strive to become confident and proficient writers.

Leigh Ann Huller - Daniel Axford Elementary. Implementing the iPad Special Education Grades K-2: $780. The daily use of the iPad and its applications and video modeling capability will support positive behavioral and educational interventions for all students, in particular those with learning challenges.

Amy Devin and Lauren Pawlowski - Lakeville Elementary. Banbury Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program - $1,000. Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center improves the educational outcomes and quality of life for our students with special needs.

Stephanie Niemi - Oxford Elementary. iRead/Write/Math in the Classroom - $1,000. Project iRead in the Classroom is focused on providing technology to students to create fluent readers who can comprehend text at a deep level as well as share their information with others in a variety of modalieies.

Jacob Trotter - Oxford High School. AP World History Project iPad - $998. AP World History Project iPad with an aim to enlighten and prepare the minds of AP World History students for future success inside and out of the classroom.

Anna Sommers and Lindsay Long - Oxford High School. Adventure Club - Special Education Division - $1,000. The Adventure Club, through a team effort, develops a students mind, body and social skills using planned adventures outside of the classroom. Kelly Baron and Andrea Olesky - Crossroads for Youth. Interactive Board - $1,000. The creation of an interactive board allows students the opportunity to use and gain knowledge, critical thinking skills, and experience using technology that will help them to succeed in a competitive technologically advanced global marketplace.

Jeannie Crampton and Diana Eldridge - Crossroads for Youth. Using Media to Improve Writing, Global Awareness and Self-Esteem - $1,000. This unique program use classic, educational, inspirational and thought-provoking films that will allows students to practice written language skills by using prompts in the classroom and in their placement facilities, as well as expose them to new ideas, cultures, human struggles, adversities and the strengths of human nature.

Darrel Shepherd - Crossroads for Youth. Technology Training Industry Standard Computers Increases Students Employability - $1,000. New IMac technology enhances students knowledge, allows for greater marketability in the job market and also makes class work directly relevant to a career.