Westhampton Beach elementary teacher to study in Prague

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Jennifer Wagner, a Westhampton Beach Elementary School fourth grade ENL integrated classroom teacher, will be studying in Prague this summer after winning a grant from the Fund for Teachers organization. Wagner is one of only 365 teachers from around the world to be awarded the grant out of a pool of 10,000 applicants.

“I am excited to study in Prague and to use my experience and knowledge in my future classrooms,” said Wagner, who has been a teacher in Westhampton Beach for the past eight years. Wagner also intends to share what she learns with her colleagues.

In Prague, Wagner will participate in a creativity workshop where she will explore strategies for utilizing activities such as free-form drawing, photography, storytelling and mindfulness to bridge the academic performance and background knowledge gaps between English language learners from Central America and native English speakers.

Wagner was awarded the $5,000 for her “unwavering commitment to crafting a transformative learning experience, one that fuels your curiosity and positively impacts your students,” according to the Fund for Teachers organization.

Date Added: 4/15/2024