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Teacher Receives Nat'l Award
Although Washington CH. Ohio is not a "Black" institution, this Teacher and his High School Senior Research Class are recognized for their achievmements in the research of USCT's during and following the Civil War. They have also chronicled the experience of FPOC in the South-Central area of Ohio during the 19th Century.
Please visit their "student" operated website at the URL below.
(Columbus, OH – April 22, 2009) – Paul LaRue, a 12th grade teacher at Washington Senior High School in Washington Court House, Ohio, has received a 2009 Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award. In addition to a $2000 cash grant, and a $3000 technology grant for his school, LaRue will be honored during a gala awards event June 3 in Washington, D.C., along with other teachers who developed winning classroom projects selected for this year’s Awards.
The National Teacher Awards honor teachers who effectively use cable programming and resources to support classroom learning. LaRue used programming from HBO and participated in an online National Teach-in about Abraham Lincoln as teaching tools for his project on The Gist Settlement, an important African-American historic site located in Highland County. Students used these resources and archaeological technology to help discover the locations of various features associated with log cabins of emancipated slaves, such as wells and privies. They documented their findings using digital cameras and created a Web site and a blog to contribute to the preservation of this historic site.
Time Warner Cable’s National Teacher Awards is an important part of the company’s community service and educational support. What began as a commitment to connect schools in its coverage areas to cable and provide commercial-free educational programming to those schools has grown to keep pace with changes in education and technology. Teacher training, supplemental materials and curriculum-specific lesson plans are now included, all as a public service.
In addition, Road Runner, Time Warner Cable’s broadband Internet is offered at no cost to schools and public libraries. With these free resources, students in Time Warner Cable markets have access to high quality, timely, informative programming which, in the hands of teachers such as LaRue, becomes the springboard for valuable classroom experiences.