Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
The Lightspeed Systems Foundation, a fund of Kern Community Foundation, serves administrators, educators, and students by awarding competitive grants that impact the learning community. Through Amazing Grants, the Lightspeed Systems Foundation monetarily rewards K12 schools in the United States for exemplary digital learning projects that result in inspired teachers, engaged students, confident IT staff, and involved parents.
This year, four schools are being recognized for their innovative learning projects in the classroom. Through a comprehensive application and review process, these schools have shown a commitment to affect positive change in the classroom and in the lives of their educators and students.
The following schools will receive an Amazing Grant through the Lightspeed Systems Foundation:
Anaverde Hills Middle School, Westside Union School District, Quartz Hill, CA – Flipped Math Project
With a focus on engaging students and improving math scores, the entire middle school will create and use a modified flipped math class for its mastery-level math program. Using mobile devices and other digital tools, this restructuring will promote engagement, allow for in-depth differentiation, and create workshop-structured classes.
- Conneaut School District, Linesville, PA – Cyber Snow Days
With a successful cyber school already in place, Conneaut School District has been given permission by PA Department of Education to pilot Cyber Snow Days. Using My Big Campus
, the learning management system (LMS) from Lightspeed Systems, students are able to turn in assignments, complete assessments, collaborate on group projects with their classmates, ask their teachers questions, and much more. Students stay engaged and connected while learning from home and schools require less make-up days at the end of the year.
- Effingham Unit 40 District Schools, Effingham, IL – ACCTT: Addressing Common Core Through Technology
Inspiring teachers and providing dynamic professional development is the core focus of the ACCTT project. Using a Flipped Classroom model, online training modules and collaborative workshops will focus teachers on creating technology-infused, inquiry based, and standards-aligned lessons—ensuring classroom technology plays an integral component of rolling out Common Core Standards.
- John L. Compton Junior High School, Bakersfield City Schools, Bakersfield, CA – Technology-Based Common Core Training and Journalisms/Public Relations Elective
To establish a successful 1:1 Chromebooks initiative, Compton Jr. High will provide teachers with bi-monthly on-going professional development focusing on technology integration with Common Core standards. Using digital tools and resources, a new journalism/public relations elective will be created to engage students and improve home communication and parent involvement.
Lightspeed Systems is transforming education by safely and easily connecting people, resources, and technology. The company is honored to partner with schools to implement safe, mobile, and collaborative learning programs.
For more information about the Lightspeed Systems Foundation, visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/company/giving/.
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