Two Worcester Schools Score Education Grants

Pictured, from left, are Cedar Chapel Special School Principal Belinda Gulyas, Ocean City Elementary School Principal Dawn Rogers, OCES first grade teacher Windy Phillips, and Worcester County Public Schools’ Chief Operating Officer Louis Taylor. Submitted Photo Pictured, from left, are Cedar Chapel Special School Principal Belinda Gulyas, Ocean City Elementary School Principal Dawn Rogers, OCES first grade teacher Windy Phillips, and Worcester County Public Schools’ Chief Operating Officer Louis Taylor. Submitted Photo

BERLIN — Ocean City Elementary School (OCES) and Cedar Chapel Special School (CCSS) were recently awarded 2013 Education Award Grants from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
OCES was awarded a grant to support the school’s first grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. The grant will be used to purchase digital microscopes and iPads.
“The digital devices will support hands-on inquiry-based science instruction that supports a universal design for learning,” said OCES Principal Dawn Rogers. “The devices will also help ensure that all students are immersed in unique learning experiences. In preparing students to be college and career ready, our first grade teachers hope to provide rich learning experiences that permit our students to generate ownership of their learning.”
With the Community Foundation’s education grant, innovative software will be purchased by CCSS. CCSS Principal Belinda Gulyas said the software will provide educators with the ability to assess, monitor and scaffold reading and listening comprehension for students with moderate to significant cognitive disabilities.

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