General Motors and Discovery Education have announced the 40 winners of the 2008 LIVE GREEN Teacher Grants. Each of the 40 winning middle or junior high school educators will receive a $1,000 grant to implement new, inventive classroom lessons on the environment or renewable energy initiatives.
The LIVE GREEN Teacher Grant program recognizes outstanding educators who are implementing innovative ideas, inspires teachers to improve science instruction, and empowers educators to offer students hands-on exposure to real-world environmental and energy topics, according to the announcement. To view the complete list of LIVE GREEN Grant winners, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/livegreen.
In applying for the LIVE GREEN Grants, applicants submitted an essay online explaining how they will advance their students' learning about sustaining resources. A panel of judges from Discovery Education and several partner organizations judged each submission on content, originality/creativity and adherence to contest parameters. The 40 winning essays demonstrated vision, imagination and a unique way of presenting environmental and energy concepts to students.
In addition to receiving a $1,000 LIVE GREEN Teacher Grant, each winner is invited to participate in an online professional development program connecting them with leaders in the sustainability community and providing them with additional resources to support green initiatives in their school. The three-part webinar series is scheduled to kick off in mid-September. Grant winners also will receive a free video flip camera to record their experiences integrating environmental themes and lessons into their curriculum.
For more information, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/livegreen.
Source: Discovery Education, www.discoveryeducation.com