July 25th, 2012
NFA’s McCartney wins Fulbright Award grant
NEWBURGH - Christine McCartney, an English Language Arts teacher at Newburgh Free Academy and Teacher Consultant for the Hudson Valley Writing Project has been awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in Finland, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
During her six month stay in Finland, McCartney will study at the University of Tampere where she will conduct seminars for local teachers and students, observe classes, and complete a capstone project in which she will research how Finnish teachers utilize formative assessments in their classrooms.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. McCartney was selected on the basis of her academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in her field.