Two teachers awarded
Fund for Teachers grant to travel to Nepal.
Corinne McOmber and Terri Woronecki, two teachers from the
Integrated Day Charter School (IDCS) in Norwich, will be traveling to Nepal to
work with the staff and children of the Chandra Kala-Bal Kendra Learning Center
for girls. Working closely with the Hands
in Outreach organization they will observe efforts to improve the access
and quality of education for girls in Nepal. Nepal has one of the highest
illiteracy rates in the world for women. Corinne and Terri are including their
students at IDCS in a service learning project with this grant. Their recent
civil rights unit will extend the students' beyond Ruby Bridges' struggles for
equality in education in the 1960s, to include issues that exist in the global
community today. This fellowship relates directly to the
learning needs of students as they begin to ask critical questions about the
civil rights issues in the world today.
Fund for Teachers is an organization that "supports educator's efforts to develop
skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting
teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate
teachers' professionalism and leadership, as well. Since 2001, Fund for
Teachers has invested $32 million in nearly 8,500 teachers, transforming grants
into growth for teachers and their students."