The Rural Schools Collaborative’s Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellows program provides grant awards to rural school teachers who engage their students in exemplary place-based learning projects.
This year nine Fellows from our Regional Hubs were selected to participate in the program throughout the 2020-21 school year. On June 18th, we culminated the projects with a Celebration of Learning. This event was facilitated by Leslie Cook of the Teton Science Schools, whose excellence and expertise in place-based learning made the event a success.
Because of this year’s Covid-19 challenges, the Celebration of Learning for the Celia B. Godsil Fellows was held online. Each Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellow shared a short presentation about their Fellowship experience and showed how the project impacted their students and their community:
Celebration of Learning: Grants In Place Presentations
(Presentations start at 6:28)
You can learn more about each of the 2021 Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellows here, or check out past Grants in Place projects here. Thank you to all of the Fellows for their participation and for sharing about their place-based projects!
We'd also like to extend a warm thank you to our 2020-21 Grants Selection Committee:
Ann Schulte (CSU-Chico), Linda Carrier (Plymouth State University); Julie Leeth (Community Foundation of the Ozarks); Tammy La Prad (Monmouth College); and Celia Godsil (Knox County, IL)
The Grants in Place program is funded through the generous support from Celia and Mark Godsil in honor of Celia's career as a public school teacher and their belief in the importance of classroom teachers to rural communities. Celia and Mark reside in rural Knox County in Illinois.