Superintendant Luna joined CenturyLink today to surprise local teachers with technology grants
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna joined CenturyLink Idaho Vice President and General Manager Jim Schmit on Monday to surprise four classroom teachers in the Treasure Valley with technology grants of up to $10,000 each.
These four teachers are among 12 winners statewide who are recipients of the CenturyLink “Innovative Uses of Technology in Education” Grant Program, which is now in its eighth year. CenturyLink, which merged with Qwest in April of last year, is providing a total of $100,000 to the 12 grant winners across Idaho this year, bringing the total over the eight years to $590,000.
Superintendent Luna and Schmit surprised teachers at Middleton Middle School, Eagle Middle School, Borah High School in Boise, and West Junior High School in Boise today.
Here are the grant recipients -
Middleton Middle School, where a teacher will receive $9,995 to purchase 16 Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets with keyboard docks and software to integrate multimedia activities for students to improve their writing, critical thinking, presentation skills and abilities.
Eagle Middle School, where a teacher will receive $5,940 to purchase 12 laptop computers to be used in the 8th grade science labs to give students the opportunity to carry out their own research, immediately perform analysis and share those findings with other students.
Borah High School, where a teacher will receive $6,405 to purchase a Roland EGX 350 Computer Engraver, software and accessories to help students with limited physical ability to engrave high-quality items.
West Junior High, where a teacher will receive $9,934 to purchase the Pearl Harbor Virtual Tour program to give students a deeper understanding of Japanese and American motivations and actions during World War II.