Eureka Springs EAST Wins Video Production Studio Grant

   

3/8/2010 10:00:30 AM

EAST Program will receive video production equipment funded through the “Enhancing Education Through Technology” (EETT) Replication grant from the Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative.

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Program will receive video production equipment funded through the "Enhancing Education Through Technology" (EETT) Replication grant from the Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative. The equipment includes a video camera, microphone and lighting kits, and an iMac. The Eureka Springs EAST Program was selected as one of several EAST Programs throughout Arkansas that will each receive the grant.

Four Eureka Springs EAST students will undergo a 3-day video production training workshop in Little Rock in May. During the summer, these four EAST students will conduct a 20-hour video training workshop for 30 Eureka Springs students selected from Grades 4 to 12.

The Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative received an "Enhancing Education Through Technology" (EETT) Grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to effectively replicate the technology integration professional development project "Technology Camps for Kids" that was started by the Southeast Cooperative several years ago.

The Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Program was established as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Under this program, the Arkansas Department of Education awards federally-funded grants to eligible local entities and consortiums. The purpose of this competitive EETT grant is to improve student academic achievement through the effective integration of technology. It is also designed to assist every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability, in becoming technologically literate. EETT grants emphasize the effective integration of technology resources with professional development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Program is an elective high school class that encourages students to use high-end technologies to solve community problems. To learn more about the EAST Program and how you can support it and its students, please email EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro at mlfloro@es.k12.ar.us, or, call (479) 253-2936.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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