Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Janesville School District Receives Grant

Congratulations to the School District of Janesville for being awarded $75,000.00 from the Wisconsin Technology Initiative for SmartBoards.             

The School District of Janesville has received notice of a $75,000.00 grant from the Wisconsin Technology Initiative for the purpose of purchasing SmartBoards, projectors, and speakers which will be installed at both Craig and Parker High Schools.   This SmartBoard technology equipment will be installed in the high schools in the World Language and Social Studies classrooms, making it possible to significantly increase technology use in those classrooms. 
This is the sixth consecutive year the district has been funded by the WTI foundation to purchase SmartBoards.  Dr. Robert Smiley, CIO, said, “We are proud of our partnership with WTI to bring the best of Educational Technology to the students in Janesville.  It has been a long, on-going partnership that we highly value, and hope to have for many years to come.  The grant has made so many things possible.” 

This $75,000.00 grant brings the total to $450,000.00 that the WTI has invested in the School District of Janesville, not including $50,000.00 for Professional Development workshops, bringing the total to $500,000.00 over a six year period. Our teachers have taken advantage of the high-quality Professional Development, and demonstrate daily how they engage and motivate students using Interactive White Boards.  

 John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge established the Wisconsin Technology Initiative in 2010, to improve academic achievement by providing funding for the advancement of instructional technology in learning environments throughout the state of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Technology Initiative is a continuation of the Morgridges’ commitment to their home state of Wisconsin and to higher education.

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