TCMS gets $10,000 grant
by Hawkins Teague
Nov 28, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County Middle School was recently awarded a $10,000 Universal Design for Learning Grant. It will help pay for professional development and technological improvements such as an “intelliclassroom,” said Trigg County’s special education director, Lana Williams.

“We were thrilled,” said Williams of the grant, which was funded by the Kentucky Department of Education and the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development. Besides Trigg County, the competitive grants were also given to Campbell Ridge Elementary in Campbell County, Shearer Elementary in Clark County, Shepherdsville Elementary in Bullitt County, Taylor County Middle and Boyd County High School.

“The purpose is to integrate instructional strategies that incorporate technology into them,” said Williams. “It’s more than (money for) technology, though. We’re making the curriculum accessible to all through the use of technology.”

Williams said that children often pay much more attention when the latest technology is introduced in the classroom. She said that about $5,000 would be used to pay for new technology, such as an “intelliclassroom.” The other $5,000 will be used on software and for professional development with the goal developing strategies to use that technology in instruction, she said.

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