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Rolle teacher receives technology tools
A Yuma teacher was recently awarded a grant based on her ideas about integrating technology in the classroom.
CCS Presentation Systems, an Arizona audio and visual equipment company, presented seven teachers statewide with teaching technology tools for the 2012-2013 school year, including Tamora Taylor, a second-grade teacher at James B. Rolle Elementary School.
Taylor was awarded the fourth annual Classroom Solutionz grant for K-12 educators. Each teacher received an innovative, customized package, stated CCS. Her award includes an eInstruction Pulse 32-pad Classroom Response System and LearningStation's Insight Online Assessment Platform.
“The new tech tools will allow me to assess students in the middle of a lesson instead of at the end or later in the week,” said Taylor.
Applicants were required to express how they would integrate technology in the classroom. Winners were chosen based on their response that best reflected a comprehensive model affecting the entire school including parents and the campus community.
Grant winners will receive training on the technology so that they can effectively integrate the technology in the classroom.
“Interactive technology tools in the classroom are key for boosting student achievement and retention and we hope this program continues to inspire teachers,” said Julie Solomon, manager of marketing and training at CCS.
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