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Posted on March 22, 2018

ProLearn Research and Innovation Grants in the amount of $2000 each have been awarded to three projects.  The goal of the grants is to provide information on technology use that can be shared in the larger ATLE and K-12 education community.  The sharing will take a variety of forms - breakout sessions at Convergence, webinars, multi-media information kits, to name just a few.  As these resources become available, they will be shared through this newsletter. The three projects:

  1. Woodhaven Multimedia NewsRoom, Woodhaven School, Parkland School Division.  Main goal: For students to develop their own storytelling voice, create a community of writers while enhancing Woodhaven’s image internally and externally.  
  2. Create and Innovate Lab, Graminia School, Parkland School Division.  Main goal: The main goals of this project are to compliment student learning, engage creative thinking and planning, promote collaborative projects between students in the classroom and the community, and to further develop technology literacy.
  3. Full STEAM AhED, Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools.  This is an ambitious three-year project. Mail goals:
    • WRPS will build an expanding lending library of equipment for Transforming classroom teaching with technology and student-centred learning.
    • Elementary teachers will include coding/computational thinking lessons in their routine classroom instruction.
    • Students will graduate with desirable skills for entering post-secondary programs in the electrical and computer sciences.

We look forward to reporting on the progress of these projects.  While applications for this school year have closed, the ProLearn committee anticipates another round of grants in the 2018/19 school year.  You are encouraged to start thinking about your project proposal this spring. If you would like information regarding these projects, please contact the ProLearn Committee at prolearn@atle.ca

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