OMAHA – Century Link, Inc. today announced the winners of the CenturyLink Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, administered by the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA). The program awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classroom to increase student achievement.
“The CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program is available to innovative teachers who are looking for alternative ways to enhance the learning experience for their students,” said Danny Pate, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Nebraska.
“This program gives teachers a chance to take their creativity, couple it with technology and improve student learning experiences,” said NETA Executive Director Julie Moore. “We’re grateful to CenturyLink for providing the Teachers and Technology grants again this year.”
More than 35 teachers applied for grants, with seven winners selected by a review committee comprised of community members and CenturyLink representatives. The winning teachers’ schools each received a grant, totaling approximately $5,000 each, to be used by the winning teachers to purchase technology that will benefit their students.
One of the winners is Lee Brogie, a teacher at Wayne Junior/Senior High School in Wayne, will purchase a classroom set of LABQuest2s, dual force sensors and gas pressure sensors to integrate data collection and analysis technology into science lessons.
About the CenturyLink Foundation
CenturyLink’s vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.