Culver City Rotary Club and its Sister Club, Pune Pavrati Rotary Club in India, in collaboration and The Rotary International Foundation, has provided the Culver City Unified School District Board of Education (CCUSD), a Technology Grant for Culver City schools for a total of $54,000. The check was presented at a recent Culver City Unified School District Board of Education meeting and provides money to two Culver City elementary schools to allow teachers and students to interface digitally, and also allows teachers to give online feedback to students in all subject areas.
Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) Executive Director Leslie Adler announced this great partnership with the Culver City Rotary Club when the check was presented (see photo). The two Culver City schools benefitting from the grant are La Ballona and Lin Howe.
“We are so excited about this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Culver City students,” says Adler.
This grant will provide for the purchase of teacher laptops and student chrome book computers for the two elementary schools. This grant will also allow students with limited technology access outside of the classroom to have it in their daily curriculum.
La Ballona will receive 2- Chrombooks Carts, which includes 32 Chrombooks in each cart.
Lin Howe will receive 31 laptops for their teachers; some MacBook’s, PC’s and IPads.
The project implementation will include installation, Teacher Training, Student Training and Independent usage. David Ross CCUSD’s Technology for Learning Specialist will help each site with its specific training and learning goals based on the needs of the students. Professional Learning Communities (PLC) has been created to help teachers from each site collaborate and share best practices.
The purchase of teacher computers will allow for greater collaboration between grade level teams and principals and at the district level. The recent purchase of Canvas (a learning management system) allows teachers to communicate by connecting all the digital tools they use in one easy place. Items such as Calendar, what’s going on in the classroom, test prep, how is my student doing etc., it’s all in one place for parents to access. Teachers will need the new computers to take full advantage of all these opportunities.
The Culver City Rotary Club will have a school site visit once all the technology has been installed and will be informed of progress reports throughout the school year to be used for a grant final report. The computer technicians on each campus will determine the progress and skill level of each student throughout the school year.
“This grant would not be possible without the dedication and support from Culver City’s Rotary Club President Carmela Raack and board member Janet Chabola in partnership with the CCEF and the staffs of the two schools involved,” says Adler.
On top of this generous grant the Culver City Rotary Club continues to Sponsor the Classified Employee of the Year Award at the annual Tribute to the Stars.
“Culver City Rotary Club and the Culver City Education Foundation are making a difference in the lives of the Culver City students,” adds Adler.
Check Presentation to The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education (CCUSD) meeting held at City of Culver City – City Hall. Back Row, left to right, Joel Forman (CC Rotary), Anne Burke (CCUSD), Steve Levin (CCUSD), Suzanne Robins (CCUSD), Kelly Kent (CCUSD); Front Row, left to right, Kathy Paspalis (CCUSD),, Janet Chabola (CC Rotary), Leslie Adler (CCEF), Carmela Raack (CC Rotary), and David LaRose, CC Superintendent of Schools.