|Member Mention: Pennsylvania Teachers Attends Foreign Language Conference with AAEF Grant|
|posted by: Alix | May 06, 2011, 05:00 AM|
Ms. Pamela Graybeal, a teacher at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA, was awarded a scholarship by the Association of American Educators Foundation to attend the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference in Boston this January. The funding offset the costs of registration and travel expenses for the conference. AAE Director of Professional Development Jill Newell was on hand to deliver her award personally.
According to Ms. Graybeal, the scholarship will be beneficial to her professional development. "There were hundreds of sessions on world language educational topics," said Ms. Graybeal, currently a German teacher. "I attended an AP German workshop, as well as many sessions on technology in the world language classroom."
In these changing times in education, capitalizing on the opportunity to advance her instruction through technology will certainly help her students receive a firmer grasp of the German language.
AAE would like to congratulate Pamela on her commitment to her students. Attending these discipline-focused conferences are sure to reinvigorate lesson plans. Great job!
Don't forget to apply for the next round of scholarship and grant opportunities. Teacher scholarships and classroom grants are competitive awards available to all educators. Apply online or by mail to receive up to $500 for professional development or classroom materials. The spring deadline has passed. Don't forget to mark your calendar for the fall deadline, October 1, 2011.