Teachers throughout New Jersey will bring their creative ideas to life thanks to financial support from NJEA. The NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education has awarded another 11 grants totaling $88,600 to public school educators for the 2013-14 school year.
Established in 1993, the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education is dedicated to supporting projects that will enhance and improve the learning environment in our public schools. Since its creation, the Foundation has awarded nearly $1.6 million in support of 312 innovative educational projects that represent a bold, fresh approach by public school employees.
For general information about the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education, please contact NJEA Communications at (609) 599 4561 or visit the Foundation website.
Interactive Herbarium - Imagine an interactive herbarium developed by high schools students that allows the public to use smart phone technology to identify a variety of plants. In this Classroom Close-Up, NJ segment featuring this past Hipp grant project, Marine Academy of Science and Technology students at Monmouth County Vocational School District collect indigenous plant species from various habitats of the ecosystem. The species location is recorded and mapped using a GPS system. With the aid of smart phones, the public can access a QR Code that links them to a student-designed Wiki containing detailed information. Interactive Herbarium II is a recent recipient of a continuation grant.