Southborough students will benefit from teacher mini-grants awarded by Corridor Nine

by Beth Melo on January 8, 2014

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Above: Recipients of Corridor Nine teacher grants this past fall. (Photo from Trottier’s website)

In November, the Corridor Nine Chamber awarded mini-grants to educators in the region. Three of them went to teachers of Southborough students.

Trottier Middle School’s Science and Math teacher Amy Reilly was one of the awardees. She won a grant for her project “Bringing Cells to Life for All Students through Interactive Models and Visualization”.

Trottier’s website boasted of her accomplishment :

Mrs. Reilly was awarded this grant to support some innovative work in her class. She will use the money to purchase an iPad and some apps to expand her unit on cells for seventh grade students. The technology infusion will provide students with 3D models of plant, animal, and bacteria cells to enhance their understanding and provide stronger application of the content.

Corridor Nine also shared that two awards were granted to teachers at Algonquin Regional High School for their projects:

  • Danielle DeCiero, Visual Art Teacher, for “Permanent Gallery”
  • Susan Vaughan, Science Teacher, for “Crime Scene Investigation”

Grants were awarded for special and worthy projects that benefit students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The Chamber’s mini-grant program is designed to support the development of innovative teaching ideas and increase student motivation and enthusiasm by providing funds for instructional experimentation and enrichment activities. . .

Funding for the grants is dependent upon donations from Chamber members. Donations have been made from private individuals, businesses and corporations in our community.

The chamber’s press release didn’t specify how much was awarded per project. The total for all 22 grants was $7,866.79.

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