Seven LCPS teachers from four schools have earned Bright Ideas grants from N.C. Electric Cooperatives in statewide competition.
The awards, which ranged from $500 to more than $1,400, were presented at a luncheon in Raleigh on Friday.
They went to Sarah Stocks, April Modlin and Susan Powell, all of Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School; Catherine Seitzer and Vicki Wessell of Kinston High School; Cheryl McLain of Northeast Elementary School; and Antionette Roberts of Southeast Elementary School.
Previously, 39 teachers from eight schools in the district won Bright Ideas grants awarded by Tri-County Electric Cooperative.
The six schools outside Tri-County’s service area – the five in Kinston and Contentnea-Savannah – compete for Bright Ideas grants on the state level.
The winning grants ideas were:
- For Sarah Stocks, fourth grade, CSS: Supplies that will promote math literacy through the use of manipulatives in the classroom.
- For April Modlin, fourth grade, CSS: Supplies that will allow students to research and create hands-on projects related to North Carolina history – for example, building models of Native American buildings and the Wright brothers’ flyer.
- For Susan Powell, sixth grade, CSS: A project in which students in her classes will design and build wooden signs for all teachers on the sixth-grade team so that students will be able to see clearly displayed learning targets in all classes and better understand what they’re learning and why.
- For Catherine Seitzer, media coordinator, Kinston High: A media creation station with green screen and the accessories necessary for broadcasting.
- For Vickie Wessell, science, Kinston High: Microslide sets to support her instruction and student learning of space science.
- For Cheryl McLain, first grade, Northeast: A wireless printer and supplies that will allow students to print their photos and stories in a year-end book that students will take home.
- For Antionette Roberts, Southeast: Makerspace kits that will help her teach students about robotics and coding.