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UWG Receives $284,326 in Teacher Quality Grants

Tony Potts

02-09-2014

University of West Georgia received $284,326 in Teacher Quality grants to enhance the teaching of science, mathematics, language arts, reading and social studies at public and private elementary, middle and high schools. A total of 13 UWG professors in the College of Education and College of Science and Mathematics will use the funds, provided by Georgias Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education program, to strengthen and extend teachers content knowledge in their academic subjects with an emphasis on how deepened content knowledge has an impact on student learning and teaching practices.

The Teacher Quality grant program is critical for bringing deeper content knowledge to elementary, middle and high school teachers in the state of Georgia, said Dr. Charles Maris, associate vice president for research and sponsored projects. The actual workshops the UWG faculty are providing may enhance knowledge within a specific discipline or may target technology, assessment or innovative teaching strategies. We are thrilled to once again play a key role in strengthening the quality of Georgia teachers in 2014.

A total of seven grants were awarded to the 13 collaborating professors from the College of Education and the College of Science and Mathematics. The grants also address teachers use of technology alternative assessment strategies or innovative teaching strategies.

I am ecstatic with the successful, collaborative endeavors between the faculty members in the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Education, which promotes continued interaction with school teachers in the region, said Dr. Farooq Khan, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

Professors awarded from the College of Education include Dr. Deborah Jenkins, Alison Ayers, Dr. Jason Huett, Dr. Kim Huett, Dr. Gail Marshal, Judy Cox and Dr. Francis Stonier. College of Science and Mathematics professors include Dr. Andy Walter, Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt, Dr. Barbara Ballentine, Dr. Timothy Chowns, Dr. Anne Gaquere-Parker and Dr. Jung Eun Hong.

Teacher Quality grants improve public education statewide because they are an investment in teachers, said Dr. Dianne Hoff, dean of the College of Education. I am thrilled that UWG is a leader in these efforts.

The University of Georgia manages Georgias Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In 2006 and 2007 UWG received one award each year compared to seven sub-awards in 2014. Since 2006, UWG has received 41 teacher quality sub-awards totaling approximately $1.7 million.






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