An Iselin Middle School teacher was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the ING Unsung Heroes Program in recognition of a learning project she has brought to her students.
According to a press release from ING, Lindsey Kowalsky, a language arts teacher at the middle school, won the grant for her "20th Century History Helper" project, which entails the collection of research by students through various means to be incorporated into apps for other students to use as research tools, according to the release.
She is one of 100 educators nationwide to win the award, and is eligible to compete for the top prizes of $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000, according to the release.
"Through this program, students will improve their ability to conduct research, work collaboratively with peers, navigate through an ever-changing technological world, and encourage their classmates to be curious, lifelong learners," the release said. "Language arts, social studies, and technology teachers will be able to integrate the program into classroom lessons."