April 11, 2011
Christine Bowen and Tami Owens, teachers at Sargent Public Schools, and Ann Foster, teacher at Gothenburg Public Schools, have been awarded an all-expense paid trip to the Nebraska Education Technology Association (NETA) conference in Omaha on April 28-29, 2011. Their winning technology projects were voted best among their peers of 17 schools that participated in a Title II D Taste Grant.
Educational Service Unit (ESU) 10 received funding for the grant that provided each participating teacher 20 iPod Touches, 1 iPod Touch sync station, 1 Mac Book computer, plus intensive training held at ESU 10. In order to win, participants showcased a project they developed using their new skills and other technology that is to be used in the classroom to improve student reading literacy.
Graci Gillming, Technology Training Coordinator at ESU 10, said "The knowledge that these teachers will gain through their experience at the NETA convention will help immensely in their teaching and learning through the use of technology."