Awards & Recognition
Billings teachers have many opportunities to create innovative programs that work outside the standard school curriculum and expand students abilities and opportunities. This is a partial list of the many honors, programs and recognition our teachers have received, supporting the wider educational community and benefiting Billings Middle School.
STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) Curriculum Grants & Awards
- NASA (National Aeronautic & Space Administration): Climate curriculum development award &
- NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration): Weather & climate curriculum development
award & fellowship.
- Math Heroes Award: Applied math curriculum development award & grant.
- Eureka Lodge: Science curriculum grants (3).
- Charlotte Martin Foundation: Grant to support Education for a Sustainable Future science curriculum
- American Association of University Women: Community Action Grant to support student-organized
forums on sustainability issues.
- Best Buy TEACH Award: Grant to support Education for a Sustainable Future science curriculum
- National Middle School Association (now AMLE): National Teams That Make a Difference Award for
Education for a Sustainable Future science curriculum projects.
- Captain Planet Foundation: Grant to support Green Lake water quality monitoring project.
- King County Small Change for a Big Difference: Grant to support Green Lake water quality monitoring
project and educational outreach in the community.
- City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Grant: For Green Lake Green Day street fair focusing on
alternative energy sources, organized by Billings Middle School.
- City of Seattle STEP Grant: Grant to support Green Lake water quality monitoring project and
educational outreach in the community.
- Washington Native Plant Society: Grant to support native plant restoration projects at Green Lake and
- Toshiba America Foundation: Grant to support soil research and remediation projects at Green Lake
and Discovery Park.
- ING Unsung Heroes Award: Grant to support development of climate curriculum.
- Toyota TAPESTRY Award: Grant to support development of atmospheric science curriculum.
HUM (language arts, world languages, social studies, arts & humanities) Curriculum Grants and Awards
- American Turkish Society: Grant for curriculum connections to Turkish studies.
- Turkish Cultural Foundation: Grants (3) for curriculum connections to Turkish studies.
- International Chain of Awareness UN Millennium Development Goals Conference: Support for taking
a student team to this conference in Turkey.
- Children’s World Water Forum: Support for taking a student team to this conference in Turkey.
- Teaching Tolerance: Grants for curriculum connections to South & East Asian studies.
- National Consortium for Teaching About Asia: Grant & fellowship for curriculum connections to East
International Projects: Fellowships for research, curriculum development, language learning, conference presentations, and/or establishment of partner projects.
- Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad: Six weeks in Morocco, supporting curriculum projects for two
- Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad: Six weeks in India, supporting curriculum projects for ten years.
- Fulbright Indo-American Environment Leadership Program: Three months in India, supporting
curriculum projects for eight years.
- Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program: Three weeks in Japan (4 teachers), supporting curriculum
projects for nine years.
- Fulbright Memorial Fund Master Teacher Program: Six weeks in Japan, supporting curriculum projects
for nine years.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher Institute: Six weeks in China, supporting curriculum
projects for four years.
- Turkish Cultural Foundation & World Affairs Council: Three weeks in Turkey, supporting curriculum
projects for six years.
- Korean Studies Foundation: Two weeks in Korea, supporting curriculum projects for six years.
- Global Studies Foundation & UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD): Four weeks in Thailand & two weeks in Germany, to participate in two UNDESD conferences, and support for related curriculum projects.
- OTHER: Support from various sources for international language learning opportunities, including:
Spanish (in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Ecuador); Arabic (in Morocco); Turkish (in
Turkey); Chinese (in China); Hindi (in India); Japanese (in Japan).
Other Professional Development Grants
- Title IIA Professional Development Funding: On-campus workshops including Reading Across the
Curriculum and Writing Across the Curriculum. Off-campus participation in conferences offered by the
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics; American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages;
Creating Balance: Math Education for Social Justice; Washington Branch, International Dyslexia
Association; International Society for Technology Education; TechShare; Tufte Workshop on Presenting
- Toyota TAPESTRY Ambassador Program: Funding to support teacher participation in science
- World Affairs Council (WAC) Teacher Liaison Program: Funding to support teacher participation in
Global Classroom workshops and other WAC events.