SALT LAKE CITY — For the second year in a row, a teacher in Salt Lake City School District has been awarded a professional development scholarship.
Cara Baldree at Lincoln Elementary is one of 36 teachers across the country to receive a Raytheon — Engineering is Elementary Teacher scholarship for 2014-15.
The scholarship will help Baldree implement Engineering is Elementary, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum program from the Museum of Science in Boston, in her classroom.
The scholarship covers tuition and travel to attend an professional development workshop in Boston, along with a complete set of classroom materials. The total value of the award is $2,500.
Each scholarship includes professional development that prepares teachers to use the STEM program along with a complete set of curriculum resources.
“Many elementary teachers don’t have a background in science or engineering,” said Christine Cunningham, director and founder of Engineering is Elementary and vice president for research at the Museum of Science. “We’re really pleased to offer support through Raytheon scholarships. Workshop graduates tell us EiE professional development helps them feel confident about teaching these subjects.”
Last year’s winner in Salt Lake City School District was Cynthia Shields at Riley Elementary.