Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:29 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2012 3:58 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Several CCISD teachers, who showed they can think outside the box when it comes to educating their students, received nearly $47,000 in grant money today.
Kids at Kolda Elementary cheered as the teachers learned they had been selected to receive the 25 grants.
Each year the Corpus Christi Education Foundation awards grants to teachers who have come up with creative teaching ideas that go beyond the textbook.
One of those teachers, Melissa Volesky, got $670 for a new online science textbook program she implemented in her fifth grade class last year at Kolda Elementary.
"Having used it for a year, and really enjoying it, and seeing the benefits of it, I thought that it would be a great idea for all of the grade levels to have access to it," said Volesky.
She also says she will use the grant money to expand the program to all students in Kolda Elementary.
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