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Tortolita Middle School educators win Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers grants

IMAGE: Flor Preciado, Tortolita Middle School educator. Congratulations Adam Scafede and Flor Preciado, Tortolita Middle School educators, each awarded a $5,000 grant through the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers, Powered by DriveTime.

 

Mr. Scafede’s grant makes it possible for his 7-8th grade students to apply the engineering and design process using Underwater ROVs. Mr. Scafede is a firm believer that teaching technology will give students a competitive edge to be successful in life and the job market. “These skills will allow our students to see real-world applications of the things they are learning now in school with the use of remote operated vehicles,” Mr. Scafede states.

 

Ms. Preciado’s grant is for student art supplies and a new interactive projector for her Spanish classes. “Access to supplies is tremendously beneficial for students as they study and learn Spanish culture and language through the context of art and the projects they create,” states Ms. Preciado. “The integration of the new interactive projector is already allowing for students to be more engaged and help them learn Spanish through gamification.”

 

Created in 2016, the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program grants classroom wishes to teachers across the state of Arizona. More than 4,100 teachers from over 115 cities across the state of Arizona applied in the 2018 Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program.

 

Teachers were honored on-field during half time at the Cheez-It Bowl on December 26 and at the 48th Annual Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Cheez-It on December 29, 2018 where they rode the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers wrapped bus and walked alongside all Wishes for Teachers recipients.

IMAGE: Adam Scafede, Tortolita Middle School educator  IMAGE: Students applying engineering and design process to underwater ROVs.