ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES $35K HP GRANT

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES $35K HP GRANT

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    Central Elementary receives $35,000 HP grant
    Trumann Central Elementary School was selected as a 2006 Hewlett Packard Technology for teaching grant recipient. HP is awarding $4.5 million in cash and equipment to teams of five teachers at 130 kindergarten through 12th grade public schools in the United States. Preference was given to schools serving low-income students, and projects including a math or science component.The HP Technology for Teaching grant program is designed to transform and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. During the 2006-07 school year, these projects will impact nearly 40,000 students.Central Elementary will receive an HP award package valued at more than $35,000, which will include five HP Tablet PCs, five HP multimedia projectors, five HP digital cameras, five HP all-in-one printer/scanner/copiers, software and accessories, a cash stipend for each teacher and a professional development program than includes customized learning opportunities, expert mentoring and participation in an online learning community to support teachers’ use of technology.Blast Off Into Space will be an 8-week unit integrating topics in space science with math, social studies and language arts. Through the use of technology students will discover how math and science are interrelated and how technology is used everyday. Teachers and students will use pocket PCs to record data about space objects and astrological terms. Tablet PCs and multimedia projectors will be used for virtual field trips through space, a place most students will never see. Students will use the digital camera and scanner to create nonfiction books and projects. Through the use of technology for classroom instruction, students will broaden their educational experience and knowledge of the science of space.“It is an honor to be awarded the prestigious Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching Grant,” says Johns. “This grant from Hewlett Packard will provide a wonderful opportunity for our students to use technology across the curriculum. We are looking forward to teaching the “Blast Off Into Space” unit and using the technology provided by Hewlett Packard in our classrooms”The HP Technology for Teaching grant program is also awarding grants totaling $2.8 million to 40 two and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.From 2004 to 2006, HP has committed $36 million in Technology for Teaching grants to more than 650 schools worldwide to support Hip’s broader education goal of transforming teaching and learning through the integration of technology.“The HP Technology for Teaching initiative focuses on transforming teaching and learning through technology”, said Bess Stephens, Vice President, Philanthropy and Education, HP. “By integrating mobile technology in meaningful ways into their classrooms, instructors can increase student achievement and interest and prepare them for greater success in the competitive global workforce.”