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Making Science “Click” With Students and More Projects Worth Replicating

Ever wonder what grantees accomplish with the $2,000 or $5,000 funding they receive from the NEA Foundation’s Student Achievement or Learning & Leadership grants?

Our most recent Featured Grantee, Amanda Zullo of Saranac Lake, NY, knew she needed to change the way her class worked when she began teaching a multi-grade high school chemistry class. Through her NEA Foundation Student Achievement grant, she obtained a classroom set of “clickers,” a system of handheld devices developed by Mobi that students use to respond to questions posed during class. The system compiles the results and pinpoints which students are struggling to understand key concepts, allowing Zullo to focus on helping exactly who needs it.

“It immediately took the fear factor out of spending a day teaching kids something they may or may not learn from,” she said. Read Amanda Zullo’s full story.

Thinking about applying for a grant? Or just looking for unique learning lessons to replicate?

Our new Grantee Archive provides hundreds of exemplary grant project ideas at your fingertips! Search these projects by most recent, grade level, subject, state, or keyword to discover classroom work or professional development plans worth reinventing.


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