Irving, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2010
In an effort to help stimulate and inspire young students across the state, First Choice Power has awarded 22 grants totaling more than $50,000 to Texas teachers who submitted creative ideas to discuss energy and energy-efficiency in the classroom.
"Teachers positively impact their students every year," said Brian Hayduk, president of First Choice Power. "Energy efficiency is a growing issue, and today's students are the key to its future. First Choice Power Classroom Energy Innovation Grants are one way we are doing our part to help support innovative learning."
Applications for the annual grants, submitted by teachers in communities served by First Choice Power, were due Sept. 15. The awards were announced in November, allowing teachers the time to prepare their programs for the spring 2010 semester.
Highlighted projects include:
"The First Choice Power grant allows me to teach energy-efficiency to my students in a fun and creative way by integrating new technology and tools to our lessons," Small said.
"The First Choice Power grant allows me to provide hands-on learning experiences for my students," Lara said. "Incorporating math and science into one project provides the connectivity students need in education."
For a complete listing of First Choice Power Classroom Innovation Grant recipients, visit http://www.FirstChoicePower.com/innovation/.
About First Choice Power
Based in Las Colinas, Texas, First Choice Power is one of Texas' largest retail electric providers. It is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an investor-owned energy holding company that also owns TNMP. For more information, visit http://www.FirstChoicePower.com or twitter.com/FirstChoicePwr.