Burritos Creatively Fuel STEM Classroom Project

By Annamarie Wyland, high school teacher in Waynesburg, PA, and Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
July 5, 2016

Award-winning project replicated with DIY Guide grant from Allen Distinguished Educators

DIY Guide grants ensure adoption of ADE-created classroom projects and practices across a diverse range of schools – engaging student of all backgrounds.

"I am always looking for exciting, new, hands-on activities to complete with my students and I know that food is a great motivator. The 53 Miles per Burrito project was a perfect combination of both,” explained Annamarie Wyland, a special education high school teacher and DIY Guide grantee from Allen Distinguished Educators. “My students were interested and excited once they understood no one had to actually bike 53 miles.” Wyland is one of 28 teachers to receive a DIY Guide grant from the ADE program this year."

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28 Teachers From Across U.S. Earn Allen Distinguished Educators Grants

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
January 6, 2016

Innovative teachers from 28 classrooms across the U.S. earned Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program Do-It-Yourself Guide grants that will benefit more than 2,200 students this year. Nearly $20,000 dispersed among the grantees will fund the implementation of four DIY Guides developed by the inaugural cohort of ADEs. The purpose of the DIY Guide grants is to ensure that innovative ADE-created classroom projects and practices can be adapted to engage students of all backgrounds, in any location, across a diverse range of schools. For teachers, by teachers: the four DIY Guides emphasize student centered hands-on-learning and integrate engineering and entrepreneurship concepts with real-world applications through 21st century teaching practices.

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