The idea that technology has the ability to drastically change studentsâ€™ lives was the focus of one regional middle school teacherâ€™s video submission for the 2015 ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover competition. His dream of satisfying studentsâ€™ hunger for technology in the classroom was realized Thursday as ORAU President Andy Page presented Brown Intermediate School science teacher Charlie Arp with a $25,000 technology makeover during a surprise school-wide assembly.
The funding is part of ORAUâ€™s annual Extreme Classroom Makeover competition, now in its seventh year.
In his winning video Arp, explains that when it comes to teaching with technology, the sky is the limit. He describes many new and interactive approaches to teaching math and science, and he insists that, with this grant, he can satisfy his studentsâ€™ hunger for technology in their day-to-day learning environment. Brown Intermediate School serves students from the city of Sweetwater in the fifthÂ and sixthÂ grades. [Read more…]