Maple Grove teacher receives Education Minnesota Foundation Grant

An innovative teaching project developed by a local educator is getting a boost, thanks to a foundation created by Education Minnesota members. “My Book Followed Me Home…Can I Read It?” joins 41 other classroom and classroom technology projects as the 2013 recipients of grants from the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Project Coordinator, Kathleen Dickinson of Fernbrook Elementary School in Maple Grove, was recognized during Education Minnesota’s 2014 Representative Convention on April 26.

The Education Minnesota Foundation gave $3000 to “My Book Followed Me Home…Can I Read It?” This project provides for electronic reading devices to be used to improve reading fluency at school and at home for students who need extra reading support. The Education Minnesota Foundation awarded more than $167, 000 in grants, ranging from $500 to $3,000. The foundation supports initiatives by Education Minnesota members, locals and affiliates which promote education access for students and excellence in teaching and learning.

“These projects represent the innovative thinking and creative approach to teaching and learning for which our members are known,” says Education Minnesota President Denise Specht. “We are proud to help and support these efforts, many of which would not be possible with existing school funds.