Vermont Lottery – Vermont Agency of Education: Alburgh Innovate / Educate Award

Vermont Lottery – Vermont Agency of Education: Alburgh Innovate / Educate Award


I think it’s appropriate to start off
with it go Mustangs today we’re here in Albert Vermont presenting the school
with the educate and innovate award of 20 Chromebooks as the winner of the
lottery and agency of Education grant program and when I think about what all
of you are gonna do in the future with technology I’m just so impressed
congratulations to you on this remarkable accomplishment my class is
doing a project where we can actually follow a flock of migrating whooping
cranes as they head south from Wisconsin to Florida they remember that route for the
rest of their lives All the whooping crane has to do is glide, so its easier for them to fly. each child will be able to follow on
their own device now that we have the 20 Chromebooks
the educate and innovate program is done every six months and we’ve had over 40
schools respond to the grant and have awarded two schools as the winners of
these devices and we will continue this program and look forward to other
schools applying to this grant so that we can deliver technology awards to them
so that they can improve their education experience for their students while
we’ve been sending our profits to education for about 17 years now and
it’s about 20 some million dollars a year many people that have been involved
with lottery for a long time or brand-new to it don’t know what the
money is spent on it’s contributed to education so that it can pay for books
that can pay for art supplies that can pay the teachers and the staff and it
can pay to keep the building in good shape
we find it important to have that message available so a year ago we
decided if we’re going to buy computers and we’re going to give it to classes
and come to awards like this so that we can show people who’s actually using
them in the value that they provide the education for me it’s very personally rewarding to
be present at the school and to award the students with these devices and see
the looks on their faces when they see what their school as just won and what
they’re gonna get to use in everyday education going forward during the
presentation I felt they just this huge sense of pride for all of our students
and for the community this is this amazing opportunity where the
computers coming in allows the teacher more flexibility so that it actually
becomes easier to overcome those hurdles towards the real-world learning in the
classroom I am beyond thrilled that we have received this grant we’ll be able
to have technology that we have only dreamed about I’m so thrilled that we
have these Chromebooks to pass along to the children so that they’re able to
just do whatever they can imagine with the profits are used to
support education is just so worthwhile because it makes something that
otherwise would be a luxury item something that can be afforded by our
schools I had really no idea that the Vermont Lottery funded educational
projects such as this it was 20 computers which may not seem like a lot
to anyone but to that room of young people it meant the world lottery
profits truly benefit from our education

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