Megan VanHoy, social studies teacher at Cloudland High School, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

VanHoy is using the grant to help purchase a Google Expedition virtual reality set for her classroom. Using the virtual reality set, students will be able to take virtual field trips to locations taught during class.

“With the kit, social studies can come to life and make this class more interesting for my students,” VanHoy said. “Being able to take virtual field trips to the locations we teach about means that they can visualize what life was like for those living during the times being taught. These field trips will highlight key places throughout history and show students the impact geography and building had on those living during those time periods.”

Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment.  Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website:  www.BeMyCU.org.