STOW: The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation announced this month a $25,000 grant to support professional development for teachers and enhance learning for students in Indian Trail Elementary’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
The grant targets excellent teaching and aligns with the intensive and costly professional development attached to IB.
“When I read the grant description, I realized that Indian Trail’s goals as an IB World School were a perfect fit,” said Julie Miller, IB coordinator for the Stow elementary school. “I saw an opportunity to bring professional development opportunities to our teachers who have embraced the challenge of stepping out of their comfort zone in order to learn and apply new strategies for excellent teaching that leads to deeper learning.”
Following a three-year application process, Indian Trails became IB accredited this school year, joining roughly 3,800 schools in 147 countries that provide rigorous education to nearly 2 million students worldwide.
— Doug Livingston