The Garden Valley Education Foundation (GVEF) has presented $5,000 technology grants to nine local schools. The grants are intended to be used for the purchase of any technology related service or product the district feels would best suit their needs.
Each of the nine schools submitted a written request for grant funds which included what the grant would be used for and how it related to a technology need. “We were excited to see how many schools wanted to take part in the grant process,” explained Timothy Brinkman, CEO/General Manager of GVT. “Between these grants and our Local Channel partnerships with the schools, it’s a great opportunity to be involved in the educational experience of our local students.”
The schools listed below received technology grants for the following projects:
Bagley – purchased Logger Pro Materials Kit for science classes and video equipment for elementary STEM program
Clearbrook-Gonvick – purchased new shot clocks including wiring, parts and installation
Fertile-Beltrami – purchased two color printers for Business Classes and three MacBook Air Laptops for Web Design, Advance Comm and Video Editing classes
Fosston – purchased podcast and photography equipment for a new Technology class offered in conjunction with supporting the new scoreboard
Goodridge – installed 42 remote transmitted clocks and transmitting unit to automatically sync all building clocks
Grygla – installed cameras in new school store and library, hung 75″ TV in gym lobby to broadcast school related content, and installed new buzzer/camera at west entrance to the building
Red Lake County Central – replaced and upgraded RLCC Elementary teacher and staff computers
Red Lake Falls – purchased new iMacs with expanded storage and memory for the Yearbook and Multi-Media class
Win-E-Mac – purchased 2 Clevertouch Smart Boards with mounting assemblies
The Garden Valley Education Foundation was established in late 1990, by Garden Valley Telephone Company (GVT), to promote rural economic development through the use of modern telecommunications technology for educational purposes. Garden Valley Technologies funds the Education Foundation with unclaimed capital credits.