Ballard High School could receive a $100,000 grant to help improve the school’s library and technology. BHS teacher TuesD Chambers, who applied for the grant, is one of the 15 finalists for Farmer’s Insurance’s “Thank America’s Teachers” contest. The finalist who receives the most votes by October 31 will receive the funding. (To vote, click here)
“Our library has a bank of outdated computers that damper collaboration and stifle any flexibility. The $100,000 Farmer’s Grant would change our school and community by having students interact with one another and interact with people in the world,” Chambers says in her video about her plans for the grant.
“That would mean taking the space and making it light-filled. It means taking out the furniture that is making it so that students can’t collaborate,” she says. “In this day and age we have to teach our students to be digital citizens, but also how to be digital leaders.”
To learn more about the grant and other finalists, click here. You can vote as many times as you’d like, but you can only vote for the same finalist once a day.