The Marshwood Education Foundation Prize Patrol surprised its first Spring Grant recipient, Marshwood Middle School 7th Grade History teacher Andrew Rowe, on Friday May 15th. Mr. Rowe is currently pursuing an MSEd in Literacy at the University of Southern Maine and previously completed the Extended Teacher Education Program.
Mr. Rowe was awarded a $9000 grant to start a "We the People" program at MMS. This program will feed into the program at Marshwood High School which has brought a tremendous amount of success for MHS students. We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution for middle grades is composed of 6 units and 29 lessons that use critical-thinking exercises, cooperative-learning practices and a culminating authentic performance assessment to teach the history and principles of constitutional democracy. Three students will work on one of the six units (18 students total) and present their unit to a panel of judges at the National Invitational in April of 2016.
Marshwood Education Foundation congratulates its Spring 2015 Grant Recipients, and thanks community members and businesses who support MEF and help raise funds to enable MEF to continue to award wonderful, innovative grants such as these, benefiting Marshwood Schools and their students.