Notre Dame HS and Envision Academy Teachers Receive Grant from Facing History

Trevor Gardner and Eran DeSilva
Trevor Gardner and Eran DeSilva
SAN JOSE, California (May 29, 2014) – Facing History and Ourselves will award over $47,200 in grants to support innovative teacher education projects around the world, the international educational nonprofit organization announced today, including Notre Dame High School educator Eran DeSilva and Envision Academy educator Trevor Gardner. 

Trevor and Eran will begin a Student Leadership Network for Bay Area schools in Facing History’s Innovative Schools Network. Using the Network, which connects schools around the world that weave Facing History content and teaching strategies throughout the school, as a model, the Student Leadership Network will allow local students from these schools to share resources, instructional strategies, and best practices on issues related to student leadership. 

“This award recognizes those educators who are going above and beyond to nurture the intellectual as well as the moral development of their students,” Facing History Associate Executive Director Marty Sleeper said. “These are teachers who are making an enormous difference in the world.” 

The Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants grew out of a teaching award established in 2006 to recognize Facing History-trained educators who are thinking outside-the-box to transform schools and impact student learning. 

This week, Facing History awarded over $42,200 to fund 18 cutting-edge classroom projects around the world that focus on technological innovation and collaborative learning. In the coming months, the organization will also award a $5,000 grand prize to a 2013 Innovative Grant winner to further his or her work. 

Find out more about the individual winners and their winning projects here.


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