Wow! What outstanding and innovative educators we have in our Arizona classrooms. Teachers engaging students in creative and self-directed learning with technology that deepens and give more meaning to their studies. iPads, iTouches, laptops, video editing software, eBooks, DNA sequencing equipment and more have been funded by the generocity of Qwest’s Teachers and Technology Community Program.
Get Ready for Round Three!
The second round of applications for the Qwest Grant were due December 3rd and the reviewing will begin soon. February 4th, 2011 is the last day to apply for round three. To learn more about the application and get resources to create your project-based learning lesson, see the archived presentation on the Qwest page of the AzTEA site.
About the Grant
Through Qwest’s Teachers and Technology Community Program, teachers can request up to $10,000 for a well conceived, project-based learning idea. You can go to http://www.aztea.org/content/qwest-grants to see what projects have been funded in the past to get a better idea of the types of projects that have been successful. There is $95,000 to be awarded over the course of three rounds this school year.
Project Winners for Round One
Cinematic Books $9,995.75
Barbara MacDonald and Ruth Soza
Sunnyside High School, Sunnyside Unified School District
Green Around the World $9,916.80
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, Cave Creek Unified School District
Fluency Through Technology $3,983.17
Carol Rae Ranch Elementary, Gilbert Unified School District
Preparing Minority Students for STEM Careers by Teaching Genetics and Evolution Through Gel Eloctrophoresis $3,637.15
Alhambra College Preparatory High School, Alhambra Elementary School District
iPod Touch and Peer Tutoring for Classroom Survival Skils $3,018.69
Griffith Elementary School, Balsz Elementary School District