GRANTS — Three 5th grade teachers (one from each building) from Gettysburg Area School District are expanding Genius Hour offerings in their buildings. The Instructional Coaching staff, along with some other support teachers will assist with the implementation of a grant received in the amount of $12,500 from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust on behalf of The Gettysburg Area Education Foundation (GAEF). Genius Hour, a project created by Google to encourage employee involvement, is a 21st Century Learning practice that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom for a portion of their school week. The project encourages research and integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning opportunity. Pictured, front row from left: Threase Pervosknik, Gettysburg Area Education Foundation; and Ann Baum, Instructional Technology Director; back row: Jamie La Vergne, teacher; Lisa Gormley, instructional coach; Kati Heefner; instructional coach; Mindy Bortner, teacher; Jessica Spinks, teacher; and Forrest Haffey, teacher.