WYOMING. \u2013 Ms. Cheryl Travis, a computer science teacher at Pinedale Middle School in Pinedale, Wyoming, has been awarded a grant by the Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF). The grant will be used to purchase Micro:bit Micro-Controllers. \u201cMy more advanced students can check out a Micro:bit on their own and can produce even more advanced projects than we otherwise have supplies for,\u201d noted Ms. Travis in her application. \u201cI will be able to better differentiate for my students by allowing them the option to work with a partner, or work independently.\u201d AAEF is pleased to support the nation\u2019s educators and their vision for better serving their students and their educational community. This competitive program invites all educators to submit their concepts, projects, and activities that will expand learning opportunities for their students. \u201cMs. Travis\u2019 submission impressed our judges because of her commitment to improving access to learning materials for her students,\u201d said AAE Senior Professional Programs Manager Melissa Pratt. \u201cThe national scholarship and grant program is one of the most important ways we encourage and spotlight professional excellence today and invest in a brighter educational future for all learners.\u201d The AAE Foundation National Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant Program are open to all educators. Applications for a newly added cycle of COVID-19 Relief Scholarships and Grants for educators affected by pandemic-related school closures are now being accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis through May 15, 2020. Application and information can be found online.