The Oregonian 6/9/2011

Rowe Middle School receives $20,000 teacher development grant

MILWAUKIE — Rowe Middle School was recently awarded a three-year, $20,400 teacher development grant from the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation.

The grant will go toward Project Go!, a program designed to promote teacher development and learning in laboratory classrooms.

According to a press release from the district, the “Foundation particularly appreciated the project’s focus on the whole school.”

During the three years, 12 project labs for six or more teachers will help facilitate discussion about different teaching experiences and responsibilities.

The hope is that skills developed in the lab will support the teachers’ instructional development and provide them with resources throughout their careers, Jane Abe, Foundation Trustee and Project Go! Mentor said.

Labs will focus on supporting new teachers, re-energizing mid-career teachers and offering both the skills and knowledge of veteran teachers. A copy of the lab highlights will be available to other teaching staff and those interesting in implementing a similar project.

For more information about the grant or Project Go! Contact Leslie Robinette at 503-353-6018.


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