Funding, Grants & Awards

2 Schools Net $45,000 in Tech in Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes

Two Schools, North Miami Beach Senior High School and Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet, have received $45,000 each in technology grants as the winners of the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes.

Currently in its 12th year, the sweepstakes is sponsored by CDW-G and Discovery Education. The winning schools were selected randomly from among 417,000 entrants and will receive professional development from CDW-G and a $5,000 digital media reward from Discovery Ed in addition to the technology grants.

Irmo Middle School has decided to deploy the new tech to its science classrooms.

"Our science department is thrilled to be able to implement this technology into their lesson plans," said Robert Jackson, principal at Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet, in a prepared statement. "Our teachers are constantly looking for innovative ways to supplement the curriculum and guarantee that our students have the tools and resources they need to succeed. These new resources ensure that every student in our science classrooms has access to the latest digital tools needed to help them master the academic standards and develop the prerequisite skills required for college and career readiness."

North Miami Beach has shared the tools among select American history classrooms.

"We are committed to using these resources to achieve the greatest impact to student learning," said Randy Milliken, principal at North Miami Beach Senior High School, in a prepared statement. "We empowered our teachers to develop lesson plans that integrate the technology in meaningful ways to improve instruction and student achievement."

"Technology is the way of the future — and our students will dictate that future," said Joe Simone, director of K-12 at CDW-G, in a news release. "CDW-G sponsors Win a Wireless Lab because it enables us to put innovative technology in K-12 schools and in the hands of our students, giving educators the opportunity to redefine the classroom experience."

More information is available at cdwg.discoveryeducation.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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