Teachers from throughout Ventura County are being honored with grants for developing innovative lessons for their students. At a ceremony tonight in Camarillo, the Ventura County Office of Education will present 9 IMPACT II grants to 15 teachers. Individual winners will receive $500 each and teams will receive $1,000.
The winning entries cover a variety of subject matters, including history, language arts and social sciences. Detailed lesson plans prepared by each of the grant winners will be posted here for use by other teachers in Ventura County and beyond.
The grants are funded by the following local businesses and organizations that wish to promote unique and creative teaching practices:
- Amgen Foundation
- Sage Publications and Corwin
- STS Education
2023 Ventura County IMPACT II Grant Recipients
|Award Recipients||School||Project Title|
|Mia Rogers||Glen City Elementary||A Day on the Farm|
|Gloriana DeCandia||Isbell Middle School||¿Quién soy yo?: Defining Identity Nomenclature in Our Community|
|Jennifer Epley||Isbell Middle School||Loteria: Not Your Abuela’s Mexican Bingo|
|Holly Johnson||Ventura Charter School||A World of Feelings
Understanding Our Emotions to Help Ourselves and Others Thrive
|Tess Potchen, Brittnee Veldman, Danna Lomax||Los Primeros, CSUCI, VUSD Educational Services Center||Covid 19 – Coping and Resiliency|
|Emily Noel, Hector Rodriguez, Michelle Wilson||Ventura Charter School||Mini Libraries: Access to Books for ALL!|
|Mona Pinon||Channel Islands High School||Informational Podcast: Discovering your voice|
|Karen Mercer, Eric Cowen||Oak Grove School||Roxaboxen is. . . Empowering Young Children to Learn and Grow Through Imaginary Play|
|Maria Geib, Alli Silverman Quiroz||Junipero Serra Elementary School in Ventura||Our Traits Are Great!|
More About IMPACT II
IMPACT II is a curriculum sharing and recognition program for educators in kindergarten through grade 12 in all subject areas. Since 1993, Ventura County educators have received more than $400,000 in sponsor-funded grants. Additional information about IMPACT II is available here.
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About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: www.vcoe.org.
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