SALINEVILLE — A $600 mini-grant by way of the Jefferson County Instructional Service Heart will assist dozens of Utica Shale Academy college students enhance their math abilities through the use of some high-tech studying instruments.
Superintendent Invoice Watson obtained JCESC’s 2020-21 Greatest Observe Grant through the common USA Board of Administrators assembly on Tuesday. Watson mentioned the funds will assist acquire on-line initiative-surface tablets for 70 college students in grades 9-12 who’re receiving math intervention. He bought two Microsoft Floor 2 units that permit employees to jot down on the tablets and challenge onto good TVs. The tools will help in social distancing measures amid COVID-19 and will probably be useful ought to the college go absolutely distant, and he mentioned the gadgets will probably be influential in breaking down the mathematics curriculum. The shale academy has obtained mini-grants prior to now for studying instruments and Watson was happy to see college students profit but once more.
“We utilized the grant prior to now to buy calculators,” he mentioned. “I’m very grateful. We’re going to buy Microsoft Floor Gos for employees to make movies, so if we go distant we will probably be prepared, and if we don’t can have a great device for college students to relearn abilities.”
Now in its seventh 12 months, the Utica Shale Academy operates at Southern Native Excessive College and offers a state-required curriculum with a customizable digital program, versatile scheduling and security certification programs. Graduates earn a highschool diploma, certificates and faculty credit score choices supplied by way of Jap Gateway Group School. The positioning additionally companions with the New Citadel College of Trades in East Liverpool and gives welding and industrial upkeep coaching for college students.
In the meantime, JCESC Superintendent Chuck Kokiko applauded Watson and different grant recipients as they attempt to coach college students through the coronavirus outbreak.
“The 2020-21 faculty 12 months has introduced new challenges for classroom lecturers given the present pandemic. JCESC is happy to have the funding for continued help of the Greatest Observe Grants,” mentioned Kokiko. “Many lecturers are searching for new assets to satisfy the distinctive wants of this faculty 12 months whereas others are merely looking for funds to help revolutionary educational practices. In both case, JCESC congratulates all of our winners and want them continued success as they work to supply the best schooling to their college students.”
JCESC has been awarding Greatest Observe Grants to learn schooling at Buckeye Native, Edison Native, Harrison Hills Metropolis, Indian Creek Native, Southern Native, Steubenville Metropolis and Toronto Metropolis Colleges in addition to the Utica Shale Academy.
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