Teachers Named Ambassadors for Innovation


credit: rcyou

Five Utica Community Schools teachers have been recognized as Classroom Maker Ambassadors for the "Makerspaces" program that creates a learning environment to support innovation in students.

A Makerspace is a hands-on program that creates a creative space where students can design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

The selected statewide group of educators will provide the students the tools and environment nececssary for the success of the students.

As Classroom Maker Ambassadors, teachers participate in professional development events focused on Maker-style learning, such as Engineering, 3D Printing, Coding, Digital Creation, Connecting Makers to Assistive Technology, and many others.

The five Classroom Maker Ambassadors chosen through the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan include: Helena Foust-Mantel, of Burr Elementary; Mike DeLorenzo, of Morgan Elementary; and Michelle Rizzo, of Ebeling Elementary. Courtney Conley, of Crissman Elementary and Jacqueline Zawierucha, of Beacon Tree Elementary School were ambassadors last year and will be part of the training to expand the current Makerspaces in their media centers. Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

New Tools for Improving Attendance in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The U.S. Department of Education's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to provide support of their initiative called...more

Social Enterprises Tackling Youth Unemployment

UK's first social enterprise hotel is being planned and designed, which is loosely based on the Art & Woonhotel in Rotterdam. The planned hotel is where vulnerable youth would be offered training in...more

Civic Engagement Goes Vral when Young Voices Turn to Social Media

In a guest post by Joseph South, Chief Learning Officer for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), tackles how digital tools have spawned a new kind of citizenship among youth....more

Two women Entrepreneurs Are Reforming Education Through An Innovative After-School Program

Two women entrepreneurs share their journey from being school friends to co-founders, and how they are reforming the way children are educated. Childhood friends Ruchi Jhawar and Anju Modi...more

New NYC Program Pairs Homeless Youth with Seniors with Extra Bedrooms

The Home Sharing Program, which recently launched in all five New York City boroughs, pairs homeless youth with senior citizens who have extra rooms in their apartments. According to Lorraine...more

Social Enterprise: Building a path to conscious capitalism

Science of Life Studies 24/7 (SOLS 24/7) is now making waves in renewable energy. Its sister outfit, SOLS Energy, is bringing innovation to Malaysia's renewable energy sector, with significant...more

Impact Investing Partnership Helps Operation HOPE Serve More Families and Children
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

A new impact investing partnership between The San Diego Foundation and local nonprofit Operation HOPE – North County is recently launched to enable organizations and donors to leverage charitable...more

Successful Providence Childhood Language Program Expands to 5 Other Cities
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Providence Talks is expanding into five additional U.S. cities. Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced that Birmingham, Alabama, Detroit, Hartford, Louisville and Virginia Beach are picking up...more

The Hip-Hop Transformation Goes Year-Round for Boston Youth
Foundation: Boston Foundation

The Hip-Hop Transformation (THHT), a Cambridge-based music education non-profit, is expanding from a summer program to a year-long one with help from The Boston Foundation's Shout Syndicate...more

Summit Extols Lighting a Fire to Transform Learning

The fifth annual Education Innovation Summit, with theme of "Together We are Lighting a Fire to Transform Learning," has recently kicked off at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The Summit is a...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Eco Communities Appointed to Run Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library


Eco Communities Appointed to Run Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library

Social enterprise, Eco Communities, has been appointed to run the Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library.




Social Services Jobs

  Social Services Employment
  Program Director Jobs
  Human Services Jobs
  Program Director Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs



Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2020 Copyright Michael Saunders