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WCSD receives technology grant
by Tribune Staff
Dec 11, 2011 | 1440 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Nevada State Educational Technology Commission has awarded the WCSD $688,232 to support three projects over the next two years. These projects are:

• Point-to-point videoconferencing to provide the necessary infrastructure and equipment to deliver content and allow for interactive learning opportunities for teachers and students.

• A 21st century skills/tools integration project to provide professional development and iPad carts to several high school classrooms.

• The ActivTrainer program to support teachers with introductory workshops and ongoing support using interactive whiteboards.

Washoe’s application for The State Ed Tech Implementation Grant was given the top score and the district received most of what was requested. These projects will help the district address all of the “Common Core State Standards” and “Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium” practices. These projects align with the district’s strategic plan, technology plan, Nevada’s Technology Plan and the ISTE NETS-S.

Another grantee’s project in Elko will benefit all Nevada school districts. This award will fund the eLearning for Educators online professional development courses. This project is a partnership between the school districts of Elko, Washoe County, and KNPB Channel 5.

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