The Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) at Adirondack Foundation has awarded $58,445 in grants to 32 classrooms — from pre-kindergarten to high school — across the region.
The grants are helping French and Spanish teachers help their students acquire language skills and develop cultural awareness in the following schools: Ausable Valley, Beekmantown, Chateaugay, Clifton-Fine, Colton-Pierrepont, Crown Point, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Indian Lake, Johnsburg, Lake Placid, Lakeside (Essex), Little Peaks (Keene), Malone, Mayfield, Newcomb, Northeastern Clinton, Peru, Queensbury Union Free, Remsen, Saranac Lake, Schroon Lake, St. Agnes (Lake Placid), St. Regis Falls, Ticonderoga, Tupper Lake.
Northeastern Clinton Central School French teacher Kathleen Erin Sample is using Chromebooks to introduce sixth graders to world news and events.
In Ticonderoga, Spanish teacher Lynne Lenhart is building a resource library to help her students expand vocabulary and explore other parts of the world.
Funding for equipment and supplies will help St. Regis Falls Spanish teacher Jamie Leroux save time while preparing interactive notebooks designed to deepen student engagement.
Grant funding will help Colton-Pierrepont Spanish teacher Kylie Pinkerton to attend a one-week Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency course in Philadelphia, PA.
For more information about Adirondack Foundation, visit their website or call (518) 523-9904.
Photo of Teacher Jane Hinckley with her class as they learn vocabulary and grammar through an interactive program courtesy Adirondack Foundation.