Congratulations to CenturyLink Grant Recipients!
Alex Young, Fifth Grade Teacher at Centennial Elementary, Fargo, and Barb Sandstrom, Lincoln Elementary, Lincoln, received $5,000 each from the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Foundation. Alex Young will purchase equipment to implement the Creatively Coding Kids for Tomorrow project that will impact 186 children. “When the world they live in is infused with technology, coding becomes a necessary foreign language to learn,” said Young in the grant proposal.
Barb Sandtrom will purchase equipment to implement The Intellectual Gymnasium project known as Spark Labs that will impact 100 students in the Lincoln Elementary Library. “The project turns the library into an intellectual gymnasium where exploration spaces, known as Spark Labs, are developed to inspire and stimulate students through creativity, problem-solving, discussions, reading, writing, and technology,” said Sandstrom in the grant proposal.
Congratulations to Alex and Barb on their successful proposals.
CenturyLink received 50 applications from North Dakota teachers. The applications were reviewed by a committee comprised of ETC staff and community members and CenturyLink employees.
The next ETC Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, (CT). The meeting will be held via ITV at the sites listed below. The meeting agenda will be posted on September 1, 2015.
- Bismarck, ITD CIO Office at the Capitol; 600 E Boulevard Avenue
- Ellendale, School Superintendent’s Office; 321 1st Street N
- Fargo, Multiband Conference Room E, 3rd Floor, 2000 44th St S
- Fessenden, High School ITV Room 1, 500 2nd St N.
- Minot, Public School Board Room, 215 2nd Street SE.
You are welcome to attend at any of the sites listed above. You may also add a video site to the meeting by contacting Deborah Janzen, 701-451-7407 or Email.