VCSC receives $50,000 digital-learning grant

Local News

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows Ella Russell, 7, working on an e-book on an iPad during her second grade class at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Vigo County School Corporation received a $50,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education. Through the grant, the Vigo County School Corporation will accelerate technology integration efforts and enhance instruction through digital technology.

The grant will support the purchase of Picture Perfect STEM lessons from the National Science Teaching Association, providing content-rich STEM lessons through technology.

“Focusing on technology is a key part of our new strategic plan,” Dr. Karen Goeller, deputy superintendent, Vigo County School Corporation said. “Through grant opportunities like these, we’re excited to enhance the great work happening in our classrooms and give our children access to the technology they need to be successful.”

The district will also work with Five Star Technology Solutions to explore technology trends and emerging technology models. Five Star will meet with district coordinators, coaches, and teacher leaders to provide training.

“Immersing children in curriculum centered around technology and community establishes an academic environment whereby current and future success is certain to follow,” State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick said. “I congratulate our awarded districts for their commitment to creating lasting partnerships within local communities, and for their continual efforts to making a positive impact in the lives of students.”

In total, 52 districts were awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding, with grants ranging from $19,000 to $56,000.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Trending Stories