Local teachers learn more through ALCOA Foundation scholarship in Colorado

Waroona District High School teacher Nicole Entz and North Dandalup Primary School teacher Denise Honeybone.
Waroona District High School teacher Nicole Entz and North Dandalup Primary School teacher Denise Honeybone.

WAROONA District High School teacher Nicole Entz and North Dandalup Primary School teacher Denise Honeybone recently returned home from a week-long professional development training program at the Keystone Science School in Colorado in the US.

The local teachers were among 30 world educators from five countries to be awarded the Alcoa Foundation scholarship.

During the program both teachers explored local environmental issues through interactive, hands-on activities that make science come to life through meaningful learning experiences.

“We had such a positive experience that it was actually quite emotional when it came time to leave,” Ms Honeybone said.

The Keystone Scholarship program recognises excellence in teaching in the field of science and provides the opportunity for educators to develop their skills even further. The scholarship provides travel, accommodation and program costs to participate.