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Cape Gazette FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 - MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 83 The Delaware Department of outstanding educators who are Education announces that Long being recognized for their ex- Neck Elementary School teacher emplary ability to help students Jeanine Moore is the recipient make progress in mathematics of the 2012 Presidential Award and science," Secretary of Edu- for Excellence in Mathemat- cation Mark Murphy said. "They ics and Science Teaching. The recognize the importance and award is the highest recognition excitement of their subjects, and a K-12 mathematics or science through creative lessons tailored teacher may receive for outstand- to their students' needs, they ing teaching in the United States. have shared that knowledge and Moore received the award for passion with their students." mathematics instruction. Hon- DOE also announces state fi- ored for science is Tim Dalby of nalists for the 2013 award: the Wilmington Friends School. For Excellence in Mathemat- Established by Congress in ics Teaching, Sussex Central 1983 and administered for the High Schoolteacher Karen Berry White House by the National Sci- joins other state finalists Eric ence Foundation, the Presidential Anderson of the Charter School Awards allow each state to select of Wilmington, Kristin Carmen mathematics teachers and sci- of Sussex Technical High School ence teachers as state finalists, and Carly Pisani of the Delaware Those finalists then vie for the Military Academy. state title the following year. Excellence in Science Teach- Awards are given to mathemat- ing finalists are Robert Ferrell ics and science teachers from of the Louis L. Redding Middle each of the 50 states and four U.S. School, Appoquinimink School jurisdictions. District, and Chris Havrilla of "Congratulations to these Woodbridge High School. ~f Jeanine Moore Karen Berry Kristin Carmen ; A national selection corn-receive $10,000 from the Nati0nal ing. Awardees serve as models mittee will review each state Science Foundation. For more for their colleagues, inspiration finalist's application and select information about PAEMST, see to their communities and leaders one awardee in each content forms and instructions available in the improvement of math- area for every state. As part of at, ematics and science education. the recognition process, award- In addition to honoring indi- Winners and finalists will be ees will take part in a weeklong vidual achievement, the goal of honored at the annual PAEMST series of networking and profes- the awards program is to exem- Recognition and Recruitment sional development activities plify the highest standards of banquet Feb. 5, at the Modern in Washington, D.C and will mathematics and science teach- Maturity Center in Dover. Technology part of dult education stand rd ]ames H. Groves Adult High into teams of four. By rotating School has embraced technology team use on the iPads, every stu- in its adult education curriculum, dent gets at least t0 minutes each Not only are iPads and printers week to work on the iPad. available at its main campus at Reed has also designed six sta- Sussex Technical High School, tions in her classroom that the but also they are now at all of its teams rotate around. Station 1 is satellite locations, always the iPad station. There With the help and coopera- is also the Smartboard station. tion of the Department of Labor; Another is the Conversation sta- Delaware State Housing Au- tion to practice English dialogues thority; Philadelphia Pentecostal taught in previous classes. The Holiness Church in Ellendale; rotation also includes an Alpha- and Woodbridge, Cape Henlo- betical Order station, a Dictation pen, Seaford, and Laurel school station, and a Letter Writing districts, technology is available station. at those satellite locations, too. According to an article in This new technology is also be- e-Synergy newsletter, from in- ing used in the Family Literacy formation processing skills to Program, Federal 21st Century technical expertise and even big Community Learning Center and data, the forecast opportunity for English as a Second Language future careers is technology. "classes. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Level 4 ESL teacher Janine Statistics anticipates that em- Reed has found some creative ployment in computer systems ways to weave iPads into her ESL design and related services will instruction. She puts the students grow by 47 percent through 2020. STAFF MEMBER HEATHER KERRICK shows a Phillis Wheatley Community Learning Center how to use the features on an iPad. SUBMITTED PHOTO Middle School student in the Federal 21st Century related natural resources through Conservation Districts announce countywide poster contest winners art. The 2014 poster contest will be The New Castle, Kent, and $25, and $15 respectively from ria Noon, fifth grade, Southern After judging by the local con- based on the theme The Secrets Sussex conservation districts the conservation districts in their Delaware School of the Arts; servation districts, the first-place of Soil. recently sponsored a conserva- home county. Joshua Vonhof, eighth grade, winners in each grade level were There will be more informa- tion poster contest. This year's Sussex County had a first- Delmarva Christian High School; forwarded to the Delaware Asso- tion, and educational materials theme was Where Does Your place winner in the grade 4-6 and Kay Dea'Winder, 10th grade, ciation of Conservation Districts willbe available at www.nacdnet. Water Shed? A total of 105 post- category in Dorothy McCormick. Dehnarva Christian High School. for judging at the state level. The org under the Stewardship and ers were judged in the following McCormick's poster has been Third-place winners from Sussex state-level winners will receive Education page. - grade categories: K-l, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, forwarded to the National Asso- County are Rachel Kisner, ninth cash awards from DACD. For more information locally and 10-12. ciation of Conservation Districts grade, Dehnarva Christian High ' The annual conservation post- about the poster contest and First-, second-, and third-place for judging at the national level. School; and Shawn McCullough, er contest provides students Conservation District prograt , winners in each grade category Second-place winners from10th grade, Delmarva Christian an opportunity to convey their contact Sussex County Conser- received a prize valued at $50, Sussex County include Victo- High School. thoughts about soil, water, and vation District at 302-856-3990.