Nanwalek School gets needed ‘techno’ boost

Nanwalek School is one of 114 schools in the nation and the only one in Alaska to receive an Apple grant as part of the nationwide ConnectEd program. The grant makes it possible for Nanwalek School to provide its 70 K-12 students “a comprehensive one-to-one technology solution for every student and teacher, including Apple hardware, software and services,” the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced in an Oct. 31 press release. 

The school and village’s technological capabilities will receive a boost with each student receiving an iPad. The speed will be enhanced even more with the installation of faster Internet through ACS in September. The added resources and e-books available on the devices are anticipated to strengthen the students’ academic core learning.

The grant also includes professional development for teachers.

“I am thrilled to learn that Nanwalek School is a recipient of an Apple ConnectEd Grant,” Dr. Steve Atwater, KPBSD superintendent, said in the press release. “I am confident that the infusion of technology into the classrooms and professional development for the staff will lead to an increase in student engagement and, in turn, academic achievement.”

He applauded the efforts of Principal Nancy Kleine and Jim White, director of KPBSD Information Services, for their work to make the grant a reality.

“We continually seek ways to engage students in instruction, and trust that having this exciting technology will attract students to school and increase attendance,” said Kleine. “This type of learning is interactive and focused, and students will learn the necessary skills to be effective members of society.”

Apple’s website said, “We believe that the young minds and young innovators of tomorrow should have every opportunity to realize their potential through today’s powerful learning tools.

 

 

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