ERIC Number: ED354277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
IMPACT II: A Network for Innovation and Growth: 1991.
Fairfax County Schools, VA.
This publication describes award winning IMPACT II projects developed by teachers in the Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools in 1991. IMPACT II is a teacher program that assists educational reform by providing innovative teacher-developed curriculum ideas, teacher-to-teacher networks, professional development, teacher recognition, and discretionary funds for teachers. IMPACT II enables teachers to share professionally with each other and to serve as teacher leaders. The projects highlighted were funded by grants to teachers who sought to develop their own creative and innovative ideas or to purchase materials to enhance their teaching. The publication opens with a description of the type of grants available, which include developer grants to those developing a program and adaptor grants for teachers wishing to adapt programs in the catalog to their classrooms. The document describes programs funded in 1991 organized by school level: (1) preschool; (2) elementary school; (3) intermediate school; and (4) secondary school and high school. Each description names the teacher who developed the program; describes the program, students, staff, materials, facilities, and outside resources needed; and discusses the program's overall value. Names, telephone numbers, and addresses of the program developers are provided. Also more briefly noted are adaptor grants listing the project adapted, the originator of the project, the name of the adaptor, a short description of the project, and information for contacting the adaptor. (JB)
Descriptors: Catalogs, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentive Grants, Instructional Innovation, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Recognition (Achievement), Secondary School Curriculum, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, VA.