ND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL BUILD GRANT PROGRAM
The ND ETC will award “Build Grants” to public schools that have specific plans to expand technology enabling personalized digital learning for North Dakota Students.
The Build Grant guidelines and application information will be available no later than October 1, 2015.
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.