Park 5th Grade Teachers Awarded Institute Grant

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Fifth grade teachers, Jenn Sorenson & Deana Coates, have been selected to recieve a grant to participate in the  summer 2013 field study, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsered by Driven 2 Teach.

The Driven 2 Teach program takes teachers out of the classroom and to the very places where history happened – they travel there so they can teach it here. Those experiences then elevate and enhance history for their students.

In 2007, Larry H. Miller had a conversation with American author and historian, David McCullough, about their passion for history and a shared concern over how to foster better teaching and greater learning in the classroom. That inspired dialogue would ultimately lead Larry H. Miller to develop a program to help teachers improve the way history is taught in our schools.

Gail Miller has continued the work her late husband started in supporting history education throughout the state by sponsoring these field studies. With the help of Zions Bank, these seminars are made available to K-12 teachers in the state of Utah.

Mrs. Sorenson & Mrs. Coates will have the unique opportunity to experience hands on history while being taught by university professors and professional educators. We are excited for Mrs. Sorenson & Mrs. Coates.  We know that they will have a very rewarding experience, which in turn will greatly benefit their students.

Article by Aprel Mendenhall