*NEWS*ELEMENTARY RECEIVES $35K HP GRANT

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*NEWS*ELEMENTARY RECEIVES $35K HP GRANT

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    Central Elementary receives $35,000 HP grant
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    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.”