CenturyLink today announced the three Richmond Hill-area winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which has been offered since 2008, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classroom.
“We are very pleased to be a part of providing innovative technology in the classroom that enhances the learning experience for students in these schools,” said Durand Standard, CenturyLink vice president and general manager forSouth CarolinaandGeorgia. “It is exciting to see teachers implement creative teaching techniques that assist students in hands-on learning.”
Nine teachers applied for grants, with three winners selected by a review committee comprised of community members and a CenturyLink representative. The winning teachers’ schools each received a grant to be used by the teachers to purchase technology to benefit students in the classroom:
Richmond HillHigh School was awarded $4,800 to purchase iPads, MacBooks and Inventory tracking software. This technology will be used to develop a business plan to successfully open and run a functional school-based store, which will not only benefit those in the small-business program, but all students atRichmond HillHigh School. Assistant Principal Bivins Miller submitted the project.Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School inRichmond Hill was awarded $2000 to purchase 10 Kindle Fires, which will allow special-needs students who are reading below grade level a chance to read appropriate material discretely while getting the practice they need to grow as a reader. Teacher Annmarie Crawford submitted the project.Richmond HillMiddle Schoolwas awarded $3000 for an expansion of technology to their Broadcast and Film Department. Previously, equipment has been limited and now they will no longer have to share cameras in the classroom. Teacher Christy White submitted the project.
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