[Carolyn Coakley] said she will use her grant to travel to schools across the country that offer secondary school listening programs. She will then conduct research on the most effective ways to teach and learn listening skills and compile the data in a workbook, which she hopes will ultimately be published and distributed to educators across the country.
Coakley said while many of the winning teachers plan to leave their jobs for a year, Coakley, who was honored recently by the county Board of Education for her accomplishment, said she will continue to teach at High Point while she writes her workbook.
PHOTO,,Wayne Partlow CAPTION:Prince George's County teacher Carolyn Coakley, above, has won a $25,000 grant in the U.S. Education Department's [Sharon Christa McAuliffe] Fellowship program.
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