The first GenevaLogic Visionary Grants were awarded by the GenevaLogic Foundation in late January.
The individual grant recipients are Margie Maier, teacher, RCSD Highlands Elementary Campus in Renton, WA and Cyndi Bruce, librarian, Sabine High School in Gladewater, TX.
Vision School Kit grants were awarded to Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, CA and Wellsville High School in Wellsville, NY.
The four grantees receive either a Vision Class Kit or a Vision School Kit. In addition, each receives a personal membership in ISTE and discounted registration for ISTE’s National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). The total value of the four grants is more than $10,000.
The GenevaLogic Visionary Grants were designed to recognize teachers using instructional technology powered by Vision classroom management software in innovative ways.
To select the winners, nearly 150 essays were judged by a panel of members of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The applicants were considered in terms of their descriptions of visionary uses of technology, the depth of their commitment to using classroom management software, and demonstration of need.
Grant applicants used Vision software to teach with technology for 30 days. Afterward, they submitted a brief essay on how the classroom management software enhanced their teaching and how they would benefit from using Vision every day with their students.
Essays from the four successful grant applications and the top 20 finalists are posted on the GenevaLogic web site.