Lilly Endowment Announces Teacher Creativity Fellows for 2015

Lilly Endowment Announces Teacher Creativity Fellows for 2015

The Indianapolis-based has announced the recipients of its 2015 .

Now in its twenty-eighth year, the program will provide one hundred K-12 teachers, principals, guidance counselors, and school librarians in Indiana with $10,000 each to pursue an imaginative project designed to infuse their busy lives with personal renewal and intellectual revitalization, enabling them to motivate their students more effectively.

Recipients of this year's fellowship will engage in a range of activities and projects, from adapting a published book into a movie screenplay, to creating a virtual field trip of the libraries and museums of ten American presidents, to exploring textile art in Morocco, Italy, Croatia, and Greece and encouraging students to create embroideries using postcards, pamphlets, photographs, and papers instead of fabric. Since 1987, more than twenty-seven hundred Indiana educators have received fellowships through the program.

"These teachers, counselors, principals and librarians will go out into the world and reconnect with their calling as educators. They will come home refreshed," said Sara B. Cobb, vice president for education at the endowment. "We regularly hear that these experiences help Indiana educators renew their commitment to their profession. As a result, their students benefit."

For a complete list of this year's , visit the Lilly Endowment Web site.

"." Lilly Endowment Press Release 02/18/2015.