Tag Archives: conferences and workshops

Grant Spotlight: SXSWEDU

March 12, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Due to the generous support of the Foundation, last week John Piersol travelled to Austin, TX to attend SXSWEDU, an education conference held the week before the larger SXSW festival.  While there he had the privilege of attending a wide variety of workshops and keynote events, including a look at the future of education with former Florida governor […]

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Grant Spotlight: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 5, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to a generous grant from the foundation, Dickson Benesh was able to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, MA in early March.  Mr. Benesh is pictured here with Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game.  Moneyball is one of the texts Mr. Benesh teaches in his Baseball […]

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Grant Spotlight: Joint Mathematics Meetings

January 22, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

MLWGS math teacher Lynn Reed is a 25+ year member of the Mathematical Association of America.  “I always enjoy attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings when they occur ‘near’ Richmond,” she says.  As a member of the MAA’s Mini-Course Committee, she helped to monitor six mini-course sessions like “Dance and Mathematics” and “Object Based Learning and […]

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Grant Spotlight: Professional Development

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This year, the Foundation set aside $35,000 to fund professional development for MLWGS faculty.  So far this year, 26 teachers have applied for and received grants to offset costs of graduate coursework and/or conference attendance.  This funding allowed Ms. Stinnett to take a course the history of the motion picture.  It sent Mrs. Reed to […]

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Grant Spotlight: NCTM Conference

December 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation has set aside $35,000 in this fiscal year to go toward faculty professional development.  Since June 1, twenty one teachers across six departments have accessed this funding to pay for graduate coursework, conferences, and workshops that enrich their instruction at MLWGS.  This funding just helped Mr. Benesh attend the National Council of Teachers […]

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Grant Spotlight: Kori Mosley & Tres Culturas

July 31, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Foundation has reserved $35,000 for professional development for the MLWGS faculty.  Kori Mosley recently returned from a workshop called “Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe & Albuquerque.”  Kori teaches Art I, Art II, and Art III, and is the sponsor for Art Club and for the […]

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