Lapwai Elementary awarded $4,800 grant | News
CenturyLink announced the Lapwai winner of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program on Friday. CenturyLink’s Vice President and General Manager for Idaho, Jim Schmit, presented the approximately $4,800 award to Lapwai Elementary School.
The money will purchase 15 Chromebooks and protective covers. These will be used in the 4th grade to teach history, language arts, reading, math, and science. Lapwai Elementary Success For All Reading Program Coordinator Julie Clark submitted the project.
The program, which is administered by the Idaho Department of Education, will have 10 other school winners announced statewide over the next week. It has been offered in Idaho since 2005 and 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. Over the last nine years, approximately $650,000 has been awarded to Idaho schools to purchase technology for their classrooms.
“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,” Schmit says. “It is exciting to see teachers implement creative teaching techniques that assist students in hands-on learning.”
Twenty-two teachers applied for grants, with 11 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.