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Lanier Math Teachers Receive $20,000 Through 3M Ingenuity Grant for Professional Development

3M also awarded more than $97 thousand for Project Lead the Way

AUSTIN, Texas—Four Lanier High School teachers received an almost $20,000 check this summer that will allow them to further their education to support Algebra II, Calculus and Geometry classes.

Andrea Bowen, Kirsten Cole, David Preston and Nathan Woodward applied for the 3M grant because they want to ensure their students are prepared for college math classes. The teachers are interested in better ways to teach the subject, specifically focusing on real-world math foundations.

The funds will be used for professional development for the teachers, including sending three of them to attend Project Lead the Way training.

In addition, AISD’s Career and Technical Education Department has been awarded a $97,450 3M Foundation grant that will go toward equipment to enhance Project Lead the Way, a STEM and pre-engineering program.

“We are so thankful to 3M for their generous support at Lanier High School and its support of district STEM programming,” Chief Academic Officer Pauline Dow said. “Their contributions will allow us to bring Project Lead the Way pre-engineering programs and equipment to Title I middle and high schools.”

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