Richmond Hill Middle School teacher Murphy Mogensen was recently awarded a $500 impact grant from the Edcamp Foundation to use in her classroom.
Last year, Bryan County Schools hosted the first Edcamp Bryan at Richmond Hill High School for district and area teachers. Teachers who attend an Edcamp are given the opportunity to submit an impact grant proposal based on a topic from the Edcamp.
The title of Mogensen’s proposal was “Empowering Struggling Writers of Special Populations.” The Edcamp session that inspired her grant proposal was a simple conversation on how to quickly and efficiently provide feedback to student writing. The conversation evolved into how to support young writers with unique circumstances, particularly those classified as special education, in the general education classroom.
As a result of this session, Mogensen returned to RHMS and began to examine her own classroom and analyze how to support students in fully developing their writing skills. Mogensen utilized her grant funds to purchase materials from the Empowering Writing Program, a program that scaffolds the writing process for students through explicit instruction, guided texts and scaffolded activities.
Edcamp Bryan will return to Richmond Hill High School from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. March 23. Edcamp Bryan is open to all teachers and is an unconference, which leads to a day of professional learning from other educators in the region.
For more information and to learn how to register, visit: http://Edcampbryan.weebly.com.