Two Milton Middle School teachers win NEA grant

Emily Rothering and Susan Jensen

Emily Rothering – Susan Jensen

Two Milton Middle School teachers – Emily Rothering and Susan Jensen – are winners of a $2,000 NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant. The NEA Foundation’s Board of Directors awarded the grant based on “efforts to develop projects that lead to academic achievement for students.”

The project submitted by the two Milton teachers – who are members of WEAC and WEAC Region 6 – was titled “We Do STEM with Legos.” The project description says: “Ms. Rothering and Mrs. Jensen’s students will be presented self-directed opportunities to explore, create and share knowledge about science, technology, engineering and math. Educators will integrate the Lego kits in Next Generation Science Standards-based curriculum with unit projects covering earth, life and physical science. The inquiry-based project will enhance students’ 21st Century skills and competencies which will enable them to be competitive in a technology-rich global market.”

To find out how you can apply for a grant, visit the NEA Foundation website.