The Edmond Sun

October 4, 2013

Area teachers receive grants from OGE Energy Corp.

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Three Edmond teachers are among the 35 OGE Teacher Grant winners across the company’s service territory in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Diane Clarke from Clegern Elementary will use her funds toward the purchase of science and technology concepts kits titled, Motion and Design. The kits combine the physics of forces and motion with technological design. Clarke says her students are hungry for learning how things work and are fascinated by designing and creating.

Stacy Jackson, a teacher at Cheyenne Middle School, will focus on alternative energy exploration in her classroom’s project. This green energy unit will allow students to achieve a higher level of learning by building working models of solar cars, a solar robotic dog, a light bulb powered by wind energy and literally hundreds of other experiments.

Amy Fine, a middle school math teacher at Sequoyah Middle School, will use hands-on materials to better understand transformations, linear equations, angles and the Pythagorean Theorem.

OGE Energy has funded more than 330 projects for teachers since launching its Teacher Grant Program in 2003. The program is available to public school teachers from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Applications for project grants up to $1,000 are typically available at the beginning of a calendar year for funding the next school year.