Sunday, December 16, 2012

A grant helps Waterford Mott art teacher give college opportunity


     There is an art to writing a grant. I was lucky enough to win one in Georgia and the $3,000 in equipment helped my students achieve using technology for my broadcast journalism program. At Waterford Mott, an art teacher won a Waterford Foundation grant and brought in Oakland University professor Eugene Clark who taught students how to draw anatomy and apply it to art, science and math. Students learned about putting together portfolios for college and had an experience they will most likely never forget. For all those teachers still waiting to win a grant, keep writing. They are competitive and winning one will keep you writing after you see what your students get out of it. The Oakland Press video story is also posted on You Tube.