As a teacher in a district that has no money due to our social economic area this foundation is a life saver. Over the last few years with the help of the MTEF my class has stayed on the cutting edge of technology. When students have access to the current technology it enhances the science topics at hand and helps them understand the complex ideas more completely. My students are able to video tape events and then find out all the physics behind this real life issue. MTEF has also given funds to purchase new computers for the physics lab. As we all know when technology does not work it can be very frustrating specially when trying to learn a new topic. With funds from the MTEF students are able to use new computers with science equipment attached to take readings. As carts are flying across lab benches students see graphs appear in front of their eyes on the computer screen. It is hard to miss the physics happening when you see it in this format. Over the past few years Manchester Township High School science students have benefited greatly from the funds donated by the MTEF. It is nice to know there is a foundation out there that understands we need help to stay on the cutting edge and help our students achieve their ultimate goals.
This year I was excited to write a grant for two kindle fires and I was absolutely thrilled to find out that I was going to receive these items from the MTEF. As a result, my students were engaged in so many learning opportunities. I was able to infuse technology in all aspects of my curriculum. It was even more rewarding when at the end of the year I asked my students "What was one of their favorite things in first grade?" and they said using the kindles. The people involved in the MTEF are dedicated to helping educators provide a solid education and I cannot thank them enough for taking time to be part of this wonderful organization.
I have been given the wonderful opportunity to represent MTEF as a current Charles J. Hesse III Memorial Scholarship holder. Entering my senior year, I am truly thankful for the financial support they have offered throughout my 4 years at The College of New Jersey. They have made an outstanding impact on my life and honoring the organization and scholarship through my studies has been a privilege. MTEF does wonderful things for the hard-working students of Manchester Township.