I can’t believe it has been a year since winning the first Colorize your Classroom contest! Now I am honored to be able to share in the announcement of the new winner of the 2016 Colorize Your Classroom Grand Prize!
My Winning Moment
Winning last year was a highlight of my teaching career because the Astrobrights team didn’t just hand over a prize, but they created an unforgettable experience for me along with a year long sponsorship for my classroom and my school! There was an assembly with school board members and the high school marching band. Media was present and a touching video of my students and the school staff played before the announcement of the prize was made. To read the whole story of that joyous and teary day you can click here.
We All Win with Astrobrights
And the 2016 Grand Prize Winner is…
The new Grand prize winner of the 2016 Colorize your Classroom Challenge is Michelle Spigner, an AP biology teacher at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina!
Representatives from Astrobrights recently presented Spigner with an award of $5,000 to help transform her classroom into the ideal learning environment for her students.
I learned a long time ago, through my own experience, that of my students and reading the research, that using color during instruction and activities can enhance memory of students while learning challenging concepts,” said Michelle. “Color helps my students understand complex processes such as biomolecule structure, synthesis of polymers, DNA replication, transcription and translation DNA technology, photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Look for the (CYC) Colorize your Classroom challenge again this summer you could be this year’s winner!
Judy Caratola says
I love your school motto, Dream, Believe, Achieve. How did you make those posters? I would love to do that in my hallway.
We used large Astrobrights paper and just hand drew and cut out the letters.