The Sumner School District has won the 2013 Innovative Teaching Grant from the Puyallup Valley branch of the American Association of University Women.
The grant will be used to purchase three digital microscopes for middle school classrooms in the school district. The use of the technology will enhance science education, an AAUW representative said.
The grant is issued to educators in K-12 classrooms for innovative projects that extend classroom enrichment and instruction, provide opportunities that aren’t available with regular district funds and benefit many students.
Grants also are issued to projects with particular focus on assisting young women who are interested in developing skills in science, technology, engineering and math.