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Christine Poulsen Awarded NWPE Grant for Science Activities
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 12, 2017, 08:18 pm   

Congratulations to Ms. Christine Poulsen, fourth grade at Kershaw Intermediate School in the Sugar Salem School District in Idaho.  She has been awarded nearly $500 to purchase materials to incorporate hands on activities for teaching the revised set of Next Generation Science Standards.  The diverse materials will benefit almost 110 fourth grade students in four classrooms.

Lee Cornell to Attend NCCE Conference with NWPE Scholarship
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 12, 2017, 04:26 pm   


Congratulations to Ms. Lee Cornell, teacher of Technology, Filmmaking, and Discovering Cultures and Languages at Victory Middle School in the West Ada School District, Meridian, ID.  Ms. Cornell has been awarded a $500 scholarship to attend the Northwest Council for Computer Education to be held in Seattle, WA, Feb 14-16, 2018.  The award was presented by Brenda Miller, NWPE regional director.

How Teachers Spend the Holiday Season
posted by: Melissa | December 12, 2017, 02:51 pm   

It's that wonderfully chaotic time of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas when the weeks are short, the days are rushed, and every evening seems filled with another activity. For teachers, this means plays, concerts, field trips, and dealing with students who are less focused than they are the rest of year. The scant amount of time between these two lengthy breaks makes it hard to fit in an entire unit or project, which means that teachers have to get creative with how they spend their class time.

Tracy Son Advances Science Education with NWPE Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 11, 2017, 05:06 pm   

Congratulations to Ms. Tracy Son, sixth grade teacher at Lowell Scott Middle School in the West Ada School District in Idaho,.  Ms. Son was awarded a $500 NWPE classroom grant to purchase resources to help her teach Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) related to Earth Science.  She notes that, “Students in sixth grade are very visual and hands-on. Adding to my classroom resources will aid in the visual and hands-on learning of my students while reinforcing the 3-D teaching methods of NGSS.”

Weekly News Round-Up for December 8th
posted by: Melissa | December 08, 2017, 01:32 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we cover yet another school shooting, plus other news.

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