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Tri-County EMC Awards Bright Ideas Education Grants to Baldwin Educators

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

The Baldwin County School District is pleased to announce that four Baldwin educators have been awarded a Tri-County EMC Bright Ideas Education Grant. The recipients of the grant are Linda Colwell, teacher at Lakeview Primary; Monica Daniel and Joycelyn Robinson, teachers at Midway Hills Primary; and Janice Zeigler, Media Specialist at Oak Hill Middle School.

The purpose of the grant is to help teachers improve education in their classrooms through innovative projects that would otherwise not be funded. Grant amounts and projects for each educator or as follows:

  • Linda Colwell, Lakeview Primary School: Amazing Mirrors, $1,208. This grant will allow students with special needs to use mirrors to become more expressive and practice social behaviors taught in the classroom.

  • Monica Daniel, Midway Hills Primary School: From Pots to Pans: Sowing Knowledge and Seeds, $525. Students will learn patience, consistency and how to care for the environment by creating a school garden. Students will apply their writing and math skills by journaling their progress and science skill by tracking watering, placement of containers and sun exposure.

  • Joycelyn Robinson, Midway Hills Primary School: Growing Engineers: STEMulate our Learning, $1,409.95. Through this project, students will develop critical thinking skills through the use of exploration, trial and error, and reasoning with the use of Mobile STEM Labs.

  • Janice Zeigler, Oak Hill Middle School: Read Woke at Oak Hill, $1,500. With this project, students will be challenged to read books that challenge the social norm and give voice to the voiceless. It will allow students to have a safe space to read about and discuss important issues of the day and how those issues impact their daily lives.

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