Ballard High School wins $100,000 for improved library technology


(Photo from Keven Wynkoop aka @theheadbeaver on Twitter)

Thanks in part to the community’s votes, Ballard High School has won a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance “Thank Americas Teachers” program.

Applying for the grant was the brainstorm of BHS teacher TuesD Chambers, pictured above with principal Keven Wynkoop at last night’s Ballard High School Foundation event.

“Our library has a bank of outdated computers that damper collaboration and stifle any flexibility,” explained Chambers in a video proposal for the grant. “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…. 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.”

Well done!

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