A new creative learning project is brightening this school year for students on Hatteras Island! This month Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative awarded a $1,435 Bright Ideas education grant to an exceptional teacher at the Cape Hatteras Elementary School (CHES). These grants are awarded each year to K-12 educators for innovative projects that enhance student learning.
Congratulations to this year’s grant winner Jenn Augustson, for her project, “Global Readers CHES”. Jenn is the Media Coordinator at CHES. She will use the grants funds to purchase books and material necessary for students and staff to participate in the Global Read Aloud (GRA) program. GRA was created in 2010 and connects millions of students as they have a shared experience of reading the same books, at the same time and then participating in engaging extension activities. During the course of the six week program, students will make connections with other schools, learn about other cultures, and foster a love of reading, all at the same time. This project will benefit all of the students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade at CHES.
CHEC is proud to help bring this project to life, in partnership with North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, through the Bright Ideas Education Grant program. Since the Bright Ideas program began 23 years ago, more than $10.9 million has been awarded to sponsor 10,400 projects reaching over 2.1 million students across North Carolina.
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