Inspiration Software Awards 2004 Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning; Thirty Educators Receive $750 Professional Development Scholarships.
Business Editors/Education Writers
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 2004
Inspiration Software(R) today announced the 30 educators worldwide that will receive its 2004 Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning. In its sixth year, this scholarship program supports professional development activities for educators in K-12 schools, colleges and universities who champion the integration of visual learning and technology into the curriculum.
This year's successful applicants included technology coordinators, school library media specialists, college professors and elementary, middle and high school teachers from 18 U.S. states and Australia, Canada, Germany and Zimbabwe. Award recipients use the $750 scholarships for a wide range of professional development activities, including attendance at a conference, training event or professional education course where visual learning is a key topic.
"When we review the scholarship applications, we are amazed at the innovative ways that educators use the power of visual learning to help their students build critical thinking, writing and comprehension skills, and learn difficult concepts," said Mona Westhaver, president and co-founder, Inspiration Software. "This year's scholarship recipients are leaders in their schools and we know that they will use the professional development activities they attend to develop new teaching strategies and to inspire other teachers in their schools to use this proven instructional method."
Educators from K-12 schools, colleges and universities are eligible to apply for the Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning. A minimum of one year of service is required and applicants must demonstrate that they have direct contact with students. More than 200 applications were received for this year's scholarships.
The 2004 Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning recipients and the ways that they use visual learning to support instruction are:
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-- Michele Carmode, Bernie High School, Bernie, Mo.
-- Kathleen Chromicz, Harare International School Harare International School (HIS) is an international school in Harare, Zimbabwe comprised of approximately 300 students from Pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. HIS is fully accredited with the Council of International Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, , Mt. Pleasant,
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-- Bonnie L. Dykman, LaFollette High School, Madison, Wis.
-- Kathy Finnerty, Lake-Noxen Elementary School, Harveys Lake,
-- Jennifer Gingerich, Canby School District, Canby Ore.
-- Richard Geib, Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, Calif.
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-- Lilian H. Hill, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth
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-- Christine Hussey, St. Michael's Collegiate School, St. Hobart,
-- Kevin Johnson, W.T. Cooke Elementary School, Virginia Beach,
-- Kathy Knight, Marinette High School, Marinette, Wis.
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-- Barbara Merritt, Scarborough School Department, Scarborough,
-- Julia Michaud, Reeds Brook Middle School, Hampden, Maine
-- Kyle Nielsen, Suquamish Elementary School, Suquamish, Wash.
-- Teresa Perrotta, Upper School and North Cliff School,
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-- Deborah A. Rudenko, South Side School District, Hookstown, Pa.
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-- William Stepien, St. Charles High School, St. Charles, Ill.
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-- Lucy M. Young, K-12 Teacher Preparation Program, Wheeling
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The 2005 Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning program will be announced in July and applications will be available in September. For more information, visit Inspiration Software's Web site at www.inspiration.com.
About Inspiration Software, Inc.
Recognized as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration Software, Inc. develops and publishes innovative software tools that inspire learners of all ages to brainstorm, organize, plan and create. With more than 10 million users worldwide, the company's award-winning software is revolutionizing visual learning in education-inspiring students to develop strong thinking and organizational skills and improve their academic performance. Founded by Donald Helfgott and Mona Westhaver, the company's mission is to support improvements in education and make a positive difference in students' lives by providing software tools that help students learn to think.
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