Three school districts in central Michigan receive technology project grants

Central Michigan (WNEM) – Three school districts in central Michigan received grants to help implement effective use of technology.

The three school districts are among 13 school districts across the state to award grants announced Thursday by the Michigan Department of Education.

The Effective Use of Technology grant, established last year, aids districts in computer science and open educational resources efforts.

Applicants must detail their project narrative, the steps to be implemented, how they will sustain the project, their capacity to implement it, and how the project will address underrepresented groups.

“Developing a robust computer science program and other resources to share openly with other school districts demonstrates the importance of collaborative learning that Michigan schools value,” said Gov. Dr. Michael Rice.

A total of $230,000 was allocated to 13 districts, including:

  • Freeland Community School District – CS Novice Section ($20,000)
  • Goodrich Regional School – CS Emerging District and Open Educational Resources ($34,500)
  • West Branch-Rose City Area Schools – CS Emerging Area ($19,000)

“The applications we received this year were very competitive,” said Cheryl Wilson, MDE’s computer science advisor. “We’re excited to see this money support implementation efforts in these regions and look forward to working with them this year.”

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