The teachers in the endorsement wrote and submitted grant proposals to the Education Technology Department. Teachers had to describe how their project will be "outside the box,” will connect to the core curriculum, and will amplify the CSD instructional priorities. Five teachers will have their grants funded. Here are the teachers who were awarded the grants and what they plan to do with the technology they will be receiving:
- LeeAnne Walker will receive 5 iPads to increase student learning in writing and communication. She plans to use the iPads to have students create digital stories.
- Ginny Watts will receive 5 headsets with microphones that can be used to record and create student podcasts.
- Shanda Thornell will receive a classroom set of Early Childhood Clickers. These clickers will allow her to assess her class all at once, allowing each student to respond and provide immediate feedback.
- Cynthia Lloyd -will receive 5 GPS units to practice, model and solve real-world applications and problems by using the GPS units as tools during their study of science, math and social studies core curriculum.
- Heather Weiler asked for a classroom set of iPads for her students with significant disabilities, and she didn’t stop there. She asked that this set of iPads be shared with teachers and employees in Canyons District who have completed this endorsement program. She will receive a library of tech tools and support so the teachers who completed the program can continue to grow and make things happen in their classrooms.