Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exciting News!


Mary Lee Hahn Wins National Grant 

Mary Lee Hahn has received a $500 mini-grant from the National Center for Family Literacy and Better World Books.

She is one of only 20 winners nationwide to receive the award, which will promote creative ideas for using Wonderopolis® with families. Wonderopolis.org was created by NCFL in 2010 to provide free, family-friendly content that is practical, easy to use and designed to engage children’s natural curiosity and transform it into a lifelong love of learning. It was one of only five family websites that TIME Magazine named the 50 best websites in 2011.

The funding will be used to purchase an iPad, which will support Mary Lee's use of Wonderopolis to teach nonfiction reading skills in her fourth grade classroom.

Wonderopolis is a free resource for families and schools, so hundreds of educators across the country already are using it to generate excitement for learning in schools, libraries and homes across the country. But this mini-grant will help Mary Lee magnify the reach and impact of this 21st century online learning tool. Other programs and communities also will learn from Mary Lee on how they can maximize the use of Wonderopolis.

THANK YOU, NCFL, BETTER WORLD BOOKS, AND WONDEROPOLIS!!

14 comments:

  1. Brava, Mary Lee! So well-deserved. A balthazar of a toast to you, m'dear.

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  2. Good for you! I hope you love the IPad and all that it will bring to you and your class.

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  3. Congrats and what WONDERful news!!

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  4. Couldn't happen to a nicer or more deserving person!

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  5. Yippee! Great work and well deserved!

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  6. Yay for you!!! Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations, Mary Lee!

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  8. Congrats Mary Lee!

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  9. Wow--congratulations, Mary Lee! I'm so excited for you!

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  10. Congratulations, Mary Lee! I look forward to hearing all about your adventures with Wonderopolis...especially as I am still figuring out how to use it in my sixth grade classes.

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  11. Sorry I'm late to the party, but congratulations! This is wonderful news!!!

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  12. I am late too Karen, but it's never too late to congratulate someone on a job well done and to thank them for all they do for kids and teachers everywhere!
    KUDOS to you MaryLess!
    ~deb

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