Governor SCoPEs Outstanding Teachers

Contact: John Truscott (517) 335-6397

Governor John Engler today renewed the call for Michigan teachers to participate in the Statewide Classroom Planning and Education (ScoPE) Site Partnership. The project will provide Michigan's educators with Internet resources for planning effective classroom activities.

"The ScoPE Site project provides teachers with on-line access to ideas and resources relative to their field of expertise," said Governor Engler. "When we provide teachers with the tools they need to succeed, we create a system that benefits teachers and students alike."

A collaborative effort between the State of Michigan's Merit Award Program, Oakland Schools, Eastern Michigan University, and Wayne RESA, the ScoPE Site also will include virtual bulletin boards and online forums where teachers can network and exchange information.

Teachers from around the state are wanted to prepare and submit lesson plans for use on the Web site. The plans will receive editorial scrutiny from faculty and education professionals affiliated with Oakland Schools and Eastern Michigan University's College of Education.

Project participants will be asked to attend a two-day orientation and training session, and to submit up to 100 lesson-plans during 2001-2002. For each lesson plan accepted, teachers will receive $200.

Interested teachers should submit a cover letter and resume along with two daily lesson plan samples by March 1, 2001. Submissions must be received electronically at MeritAward@state.mi.us and must be in a specified format.

Editor's Note: For more information, please visit the Michigan Merit Award web site at www.MeritAward.state.mi.us or call (888) 95-MERIT.

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