This year the Education Foundation surprised teachers across the school district with a Classroom Grant Prize Patrol. The Prize Patrol is in celebration of the Education Foundation awarding $90,000 in Classroom Grants to over 110 educators in Billings Public Schools. A selection committee from the community reviews the grant applications and awards the grants based on innovation, creativity, and applicability to the classroom. The 2013 grants will go to support many worthy projects in the district.
Classroom Grant recipients will receive new technology, as well as supplemental literacy, writing, and math materials for use in the classroom to reach students of all learning abilities and styles. The grant program also provides funding for art and music programs that benefit students in elementary through high school. Once again, our applicants demonstrated innovation and the desire to enhance educational excellence in the classroom.
"We are excited to have received a record number of grant applications this year from teachers across the district. The grants we funded this year will benefit students in kindergarten through high school across the community," shared Classroom Grant co-chair Liz Fulton.
Today's classroom needs to be able to support teaching, learning, and connections for our students. This means an interactive whiteboard, individual response system, tools for publishing, audio system, and individual devices to learn on and connect with others.
Investing in today's 21st Century Classroom will enable today's students to be academically competitive in global situations, good citizens, and effective in their workplace. Education must engage new technologies, equip students with rigorous coursework, and foster innovation and creativity. To learn more.
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"Educator for a Day" is a program of the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools and Billings Partners in Education. On November 21st we will invite business, community, and government leaders into our schools to learn first hand what it takes to run a school in the 21st Century. Registration Deadline is November 1, 2013.