The Nyack Teacher Center Projects Program offers awards ranging from $50-$400 to help staff members meet their own professional goals by developing unique projects which enhance student learning . The Standards and Assessments Projects: Supporting Best Practices offers awards ranging from $50 - $400, encouraging collaboration while addressing the Common Core Standards. Awards support efforts in design and implementation of innovative activities aimed at improving teaching and learning.
For the 2017-18 year, the winning proposal was:
The AP Environmental Science classes participate in “A Day in the Life of the Hudson,” a program run by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. Students collect water quality data, and seine for aquatic organisms, subsequently identifying them. Each Spring the students do a macro invertebrate study in the creek, pond study and clean up. In addition, the Saturday STEM program carries out field work, to provide opportunities for ENL students to collect and organize data. This enrichment program allows students to gain real world experience, which acquiring data processing skills. In order to complete the above-mentioned activities, the students require wading boots. Their current boots were purchased in 1999 and are leaking
The applicants requested to purchase 14 pairs of boots. As of March, the boots were purchased and being put to use! Congratulations!