The York County Alliance for Learning recently awarded $8,000 to 11 educators through its Innovation Grants program, according to a news release.
Those applying for the grants were required to partner with a York County business or organization to develop an innovative project that supports YCAL’s mission: facilitating the development of a high quality, relevant workforce through career awareness, the release says.
Here’s a look at the recipients and their projects:
- Michele Wallace, Dallastown Area High School – Bridging the Gap Between ASL and the Written Language
- Debra Rinker, Hanover Street Elementary School – Sparking an Interest in Electricity
- Kelby Moul and Mary Rose Lawhead, Manheim Elementary School – Operation Preparation: Characters, Careers, Communication & Collaboration
- Tara Staub, Manheim Elementary School – Power of Smartpen: Workforce Readiness Through Cross-Age Collaboration
- Renee Eaton, Spring Grove Area High School – Student Launch Initiative
- Karen Fornadel and Erica Furjanic, York Suburban High School – Design Studio: The Business of Art
- Tim Smith, Dover Area High School – Broadcast Studio
- Gregg Shulenberger, West York Area High School – Video Commercial
- Erin Amoss, Manheim Elementary School – Building Our Community; One Business at a Time
- Stephen Yambor, Central York School District – CanDo!
- Connie Sohnleitner, Central York High School – Opportunity for MSSC Certificate while Remaining at the High School
The grants were awarded at the Career Education and Work Standards Symposium, which was attended by 130 educators on Tuesday at Red Lion Area Senior High School, the release says. Sessions at the event helped provide educators with lesson plans they could adapt for their grade level, incorporating Career Education and Work Standards, Pennsylvania’s academic standards and various career-focused topics.
Learn more about YCAL here.
Which project would you like to hear more about?