In The Spotlight
Jodie Harnden has won the Vincent J. Marteka Jr. Award from the Weekly Reader Corp. and the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association. Harnden, an 8th grade earth science teacher at Sunridge Middle School in Pendelton, Ore., receives $2,500, plus up to $1,000 for expenses at the convention of the National Science Teachers Association in Boston for her exemplary science teaching.
David Thompson has won the Science Teaching Award from the National Science Teachers Association. Thompson, a physics teacher at Coconino High School in Flagstaff, Ariz., receives $10,000 for his outstanding classroom techniques.
Marilyn Marks has won the TeacherTips Award from Video Placement Worldwide, a distributor of education materials. Marks, a science teacher at Heschel Day School in Agoura, Calif., receives $50 and a certificate and was featured in VPW's newsletter for her innovative use of video in the classroom.
Francesca Carroll has received the Bright Orange Teacher Contest Grand Prize from Nickelodeon. Carroll, a 4th grade teacher at P.S. 69 in Staten Island, N.Y., wins a trip for two to New York City, an invitation to participate in the Nickelodeon Educator Panel, and paid registration to the national education conference of her choice. Her class receives materials, a visit from Nickelodeon's learning laboratory on volunteerism, and one-year subscriptions to Nickelodeon Magazine and Cable in the Classroom Magazine . Carroll was honored for her thoughtful and creative instruction. Nickelodeon also awarded five Special Recognition Bright Orange Teacher Contest awards. Each winner receives prizes, and their lesson plans are featured on the World Wide Web at www.teachers.nick.com. They are: Vivian Achterberg of Stevens ville, Mich.; Marcia Cooke of Eureka, Calif.; Debra Gailey from Port Orange, Fla.; Cheryl Jensen of Cypress, Calif.; and Lenore Marchese from Staten Island, N.Y.
Club 100 of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, an organization that promotes performing arts in the community, and Music Center Education Division, which promotes arts education, have selected the 1999 Bravo winners for innovation in arts education. Each winner receives $1,000. They are: Amy Ellison of Ramona-Alessandro Elementary School in San Bernadino, Calif.; and Matthew McKagan of Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills, Calif.
Vol. 10, Issue 8, Pages 75-76