Meet Our First Online PD Scholarship Winners!

Posted by Annie Whitehouse on 6/8/17 11:00 AM

online PD.jpg The EiE Professional Development Team works tirelessly to find innovative ways to make high-quality, affordable professional development accessible to educators all over the world. That’s why we’ve been so excited to roll out our new Online PD experiences. Over the past year, we’ve conducted webinars about habits of mind and engineering in out-of-school time, and we’ve had some amazing discussions with educators around the country about STEM integration and ELA connections. In March, we mentioned our brand new Online PD Scholarship on the blog, and we were blown away by the response! From the huge volume of applications, the Online PD team has pulled together an amazing team of dedicated educators to help us pilot test the very first online PD workshop series.

Each scholarship includes a three-day online PD workshop series, a stipend, and a complete set of classroom materials: an EiE Teacher Guide, a class set of storybooks, and a Materials Kit.

Applicants were asked to submit examples of STEM lessons they currently teach, share ideas for integrating engineering with other subjects, and reflect on why engineering is important for elementary students. The selection process also screened for teacher leaders who show strong potential to share what they learn through the scholarship with their colleagues. The task of narrowing down the thoughtful and insightful applications was not easy, but the EiE PD Team selected a group of 31 highly motivated educators to test this exciting new PD experience.

Congratulations to our inaugural Online PD Workshop group!

  • Chikina Barkley, Jordan Hill Elementary, Griffin, GA
  • Lynn Bradley, Cleveland Elementary School, Cleveland, NC
  • Edna Briseño, Hawaiian Avenue Elementary School, Wilmington, CA
  • Sandra Chacon-Ryan, Bushnell Way Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Anjali Chandran, Napa Valley Language Academy, Napa, CA
  • Terri Crawford, New Hope Elementary, Locust Grove, GA
  • Scherry Dedman, Vena Avenue Elementary, Arleta, CA
  • Monica Dreiling, Lincoln Elementary School, Hays, KS
  • Sara Eastman, Governor Mifflin Intermediate School, Shillington, PA
  • Mark Engle, Mifflin Park Elementary, Shillington, PA
  • Jane Fuller, Bushnell Way Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Perry Gellis, West Dover Elementary School, Toms River, NJ
  • Manju Goyal, Golden Oak Montessori School, Castro Valley, CA
  • Karla Grimm, McCaw STEAM Academy, Henderson, NV
  • Heather Harrelson, Shore Magnet Elementary, Tampa, FL
  • Claudia Juarez, Bushnell Way Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cherri Luna, McCaw STEAM Academy, Henderson, NV
  • Anna McGowan, Sauganash Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Jenny McLean, Bushnell Way Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lynn Moser, P.S. 213 Carl Ullman School, Bayside, NY
  • Erika O'Connell, McCaw STEAM Academy, Henderson, NV
  • Gloria Osorio, Vena Avenue Elementary, Arleta, CA
  • Alyssa Perrault, Salemwood Elementary School, Malden, MA
  • Brittany Redmond, Broadmoor Elementary, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Idolina Rivas, Bushnell Way Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Maricel Salvacion, Broadmoor Elementary, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Stacey Scott, Salemwood Elementary School, Malden, MA
  • Linda Tatum, Jordan Hill Elementary School, Griffin, GA
  • Lane Turbyfill, Cleveland Elementary School, Cleveland, NC
  • Emily Vaughn, Forest Heights STEM Academy, Little Rock, AR
  • Blanca Zendejas, Bushnell Way Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA

We’re not currently accepting scholarship applications, but be sure to keep an eye on our scholarships page or subscribe to our newsletter to hear about future scholarship opportunities! And if you’re intrigued by Online PD, check out our free Back-to-School webinar series this August.

Topics: Scholarships and Awards



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