Asheboro City Schools Receives One of 16 Statewide CenturyLink Grants

ASHEBORO – On Wednesday, Ms. Kathy Landis and Ms. Cassie Lassiter, from Charles W. McCrary Elementary School were surprised with a grant in the amount of $4,911 from the CenturyLink Clark M. Williams Foundation Teachers and Technology Grant Program. Senator Jerry Tillman, McCrary principal Julie Brady, Director of Technology and Innovation Anthony Woodyard, and members of the CenturyLink staff were in attendance for the surprise visit to the elementary school.
 

We were extremely pleased to learn one of our schools was selected as a grant recipient from CenturyLink,” said Dr. Terry Worrell, superintendent of Asheboro City Schools. “For years, we have been committed to supporting our one-to-one technology initiative for students in grades 3-12. With this grant, our students will have the opportunity to collaborate with one another using cutting-edge technology. We are especially proud of Ms. Landis and Ms. Lassiter for envisioning possibilities for our students and making them a reality. The grant allows us to continue our focus on hands-on learning while supporting real world problem-solving,” she added.

 

The grant will fund the school’s project called, “Cloud-Based Visual Collaboration for Students,” and will impact all content areas of the school. The grant will be used to purchase a Nureva Span System, which will create a collaborative, hands-on, technology-based learning environment for students of all ages K-5 who are enrolled at Charles W. McCrary Elementary School. The system makes it possible for students to project from laptops onto an interactive span system. Once students have projected, other students can see their work, leading to collaboration and discussion. The system has interactive panels that can be used for instruction, collaborative groups, and a variety of technology-based activities.

Asheboro City Schools was one of 16 districts to receive grant funding across the state of North Carolina through the CenturyLink Clark M. Williams Foundation Teachers and Technology Grant Program. The new technology funded through the grant will be installed by the start of the 2018-19 school year.

The CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Program is a competitive grant open to Pre-K-12 public and private school teachers in CenturyLink's residential service areas and the following core Corporate locations: Ouachita Parish, LA; Johnson County, KS; St. Louis County, MO; Tulsa County, OK. The program, funded by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, is designed to help teachers innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

About Asheboro City Schools
Asheboro City Schools is a medium-sized school district in North Carolina, serving approximately 5,000 students at eight schools and one five-star Early Childhood Development Center. The district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. For more information, visit the district’s website at http://www.asheboro.k12.nc.us/.

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