Oct 25, 2011 5:49 PM by Melissa Rafferty (KAJ News)
KALISPELL- Kalispell teacher David Hembroff received a $7,315 grant from CenturyLink on Tuesday and says he'll use the grant to purchase solar telescopes and advanced calculators for the new astronomy program at Glacier High School in Kalispell.
CenturyLink Market Development Manager John Bemis says this year that 10 winners across the state will share $50,000 in grants to bring their programs to life for elementary, middle and high school students.
"It's a pleasure to continue the Teachers and Technology grant program this year, and to bring much-needed funds to deserving teachers, students and schools, the quality of our winners' proposed projects exemplify how involved teachers across the state are in technology, and how committed they are to ensuring Montana's young people are prepared for the future."
Grant winners may use the funds to purchase equipment, software, supplies or to support professional development needed to advance the use of technology by students in their classrooms. The program is administered by the Montana Association for Career and Technical Education.