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Turning Foundation Awards 10 Grants with NBC Learn and Turning Technologies

Posted Jun 3, 2011
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The Turning Foundation, in partnership with NBC Learn and Turning Technologies, has announced the grant recipients of the Spring 2011 Classroom Improvement Technology Grant The 10 grant awards will directly impact 1,182 students using classroom TurningPoint response systems and 9,228 students with building access to NBC digital content.  The goal of this joint effort is to help educators develop 21st Century classrooms and improve achievement by providing effective, engaging technology and professional development tools from multiple industry-leading companies.

Innovative applications that received awards include those submitted by the following teachers:

  • Branton Lachman, Roosevelt High School- Corona, CA
  • Colleen Werner, Ipswich High School- Ipswich, MA
  • Suzanne Nagourney, Arthur L. Johnson High School- Clark, NJ
  • Holly Berndt,Space Center Intermediate School- Houston, TX
  • Heidi Sprandlin,Brevard Middle School - Brevard, NC
  • Linda Anderson, Wayland Union High School Teacher - Wayland, MI
  • Rhonda Churchill, Pittsville Elementary/Middle School - Pittsville, MD
  • Rebecca Hersh, Alfred S. FaustIntermediate Elementary School- East Rutherford, NJ
  • Patrick Kinne, Bishop Grimes Prep High School- East Syracuse, New York
  • Tamie Hollon, Stratton Meadows Elementary School - Colorado Springs, CO

The 10 classroom awards reflect an estimated value of $3,500 each.  Spring 2011 Classroom Improvement Grant award recipients will receive the following:

Turning Technologies, developer of interactive student response systems focused on engaging and motivating students while increasing achievement, will provide one 32-seat radio frequency student response system that includes: TurningPoint and TurningPoint AnyWhere polling software suite, ResponseCard RF LCD keypads, USB-based response RF receiver, QuestionPoint 2 - state-aligned question bank, customized carrying case and technical support.

NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC, makes the archival and current events resources of NBC News available to teachers, students, and schools. NBC LEARN K-12 makes over 12,000 video clips, documents, images and more available to teachers and students, all aligned to state standards and updated regularly. As a partner in the Classroom Improvement Grant, NBC Learn will provide a 1-year NBC LEARN K-12 subscription (starting in August 2011) for the entire building of the winning classroom grants to access the quality digital content

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Source: Turning Technologies,

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