Gifted Science and Math Teachers Awarded

Applications for the 2001 Growth Initiatives for Teachers (GIFT) program are now available. GIFT is a grant program established by the GTE Foundation to promote the integration of math and science in the classroom, to encourage the innovate use of technology in education, and to provide recognition and new opportunities for outstanding teachers.

Applications for the 2001 Growth Initiatives for Teachers (GIFT) program are now available. GIFT is a grant program established by the GTE Foundation to promote the integration of math and science in the classroom, to encourage the innovate use of technology in education, and to provide recognition and new opportunities for outstanding teachers.

Designed for both public and private school math and science teachers, grades 7 to 12 in the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, GIFT grants are awarded by Verizon to 70 teams of one math and one science teacher from the same secondary school who have developed school projects that integrate math, science and technology in a creative way. Each winning team shares a $15,000 grant: $8,000 to implement the school enrichment project and $3,500 for each of the participating teachers to pursue professional development activities. Applications are available online at www.gte.com, and the deadline for submissions is January 12, 2001. Verizon Communications, Irving, Texas, (972) 507-5000, www.gte.com.

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.

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