An entire grade level at Bonham Elementary will now have access to tools necessary to incorporate digital learning into their classrooms, thanks to a grant awarded to them by the Harlingen Area Educational Foundation (HAEF).
On Friday, May 22, members of HAEF stopped by the campus to present second grade teachers with the Innovative Teaching Grant in the amount of $1,500.
The group of teachers joined forces to write a proposal for the grant after Digital Classroom teacher Bethany Prechel presented them with the idea of using MobyMax, an integrated K-8 curriculum, to address students’ individual needs in their classroom.
With the grant, the teachers will be able to purchase a total of 20 Moby tablets.
“Each teacher should get about four tablets, which is plenty enough to do a small center activity,” said Prechel. “It also opens up the possibility of not just doing MobyMax, but using other free educational applications. Making a whole grade level digital without having them apply for a digital classroom is really exciting, and I’m really excited for the second grade teachers and how they will use it.”
This is the second year the grant is awarded to encourage outstanding teachers to further innovation in their classroom and promote student engagement.