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Teachers awarded SSEMC Bright Ideas grants
(Pictured) Danny Stone, far left, Snapping Shoals EMC’s Manager of Member Services and Economic Development, and Richard Autry, far right, Rockdale County Schools Superintendent, pose for a photo with the winning Bright Ideas grants teachers. - photo by Submitted Photo

Snapping Shoals EMC awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to a number of teachers in Rockdale County through the co-op’s Bright Ideas program on Tuesday. The grants, which are allocated from unclaimed capital credit funds, are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interests and abilities.

The following teachers were awarded grants: Project Adventure, EMS, Josh Seymour; My Daily Five, PCE, Allison Joy Russell; Picture Perfect, Program Challenge, Trenetta Wilcox; Just the Facts!, HTE, Stacy Tisdale; Zero the Hero, PCE, Allison Joy Russell;  iPad Plus, DMS, Barbara Mitchell; iCan with iPad, HTE, Christy Hernandez, Nicole Richardson, Lisa Calhoun; World Language Learning with the Ipod Touch, DMS, Lisa Tompkins; Exploring Cultural Diversity through Repurposed Materials, MMS, Gena Robbins; An Environmental Leap, DMS, Katy King; iKnow iCan Learn with the iPad, LES, Judy Bolen; Papermaking, HCE, Danielle Marlow; Science in My Community, HTE, Kim Manget; Geocaching, Mapping and Exploration, HCE, Pam Akin.

Teachers have innovative ideas about how learning can be made more exciting, effective and interesting and how curriculum can be expanded to meet the needs of particular groups or individual students; however, resources are sometimes not available for special instructional opportunities. The Bright Ideas grants assist teachers in the planning and implementation of these ideas.

Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is a consumer-owned electric cooperative providing electric service to approximately 95,000 homes and businesses in Newton, Rockdale and Henry counties. Portions of DeKalb, Butts, Walton, Morgan and Jasper counties are also included. The company’s headquarters is on Brown Bridge Road in Newton County.