Grant allows TVHS to purchase distance learning equipment | Parents & kids
The Bender Scientific Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region gave approximately $10,000 in grant money to Tech Valley High School.
The money was for the purchase of distance learning equipment that will help teachers from around the country and world see how TVHS teaches nanosciences in an integrated curriculum format.
February and March will be the first time the distance learning equipment will be used as TVHS along with the Center for 21st Century Teaching and Learning conducts professional development workshops. These workshops will be for science teachers and will cover a new nanoscale science curricula.
According to a statement by the school, the Tandberg VC distance learning unit was delivered and installed by the Northeast Regional Information Center (NERIC). The unit will help ensure that all schools will have access to training from TVHS teachers.
The curricula was developed in conjunction with UAlbany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), RPI and Hudson Valley Community College faculty. It is designed to “introduce students to new concepts, using the lens of nanoscale science to explore traditional science disciplines,” said TVHS teacher Diana “Dee” Weldon in a statement.
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