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EARL BOYLES EARLY LEARNING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION PROJECT

EARL BOYLES EARLY LEARNING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION PROJECT
David Douglas School District
GRANT: $939,923
TOTAL PROJECT: $2,627,001
Focused on Kindergarten Readiness and Third Grade Reading student success indicators, the TechSmart grant provides critical teacher supports towards creating a technology-rich early learning program at Earl Boyles Elementary School. The project will serve as a learning lab for identifying effective PreK-3rd grade learning and teaching strategies that take full advantage of the interactivity and media-rich opportunities available with online curriculum and 1-to-1 student device ratios.

Picture of 4 people with large check FROM LEFT: JULIE S. OMELCHUCK, MHCRC, FRIEDA CHRISTOPHER, SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR, KYLE RIGGS, VICE CHAIR, RICH GOHEEN, MHCRC FAIRVIEW REPRESENTATIVE. DAVID DOUGLAS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, AUGUST 14, 2014.
FROM LEFT: JULIE S. OMELCHUCK, MHCRC, FRIEDA CHRISTOPHER, SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR, KYLE RIGGS, VICE CHAIR, RICH GOHEEN, MHCRC FAIRVIEW REPRESENTATIVE. DAVID DOUGLAS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, AUGUST 14, 2014.

MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Funds Technology-Rich Learning at Earl Boyles School and Learning Center

August 14, 2014: The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) handed the David Douglas School District Board a nearly $1 million dollar check at its August meeting to fund critical teacher supports towards creating a technology-rich early learning program at Earl Boyles Elementary School and the new Early Learning Center. David Douglas School District received one of two inaugural grants of the MHCRC’s TechSmart Initiative.

The Earl Boyles Early Learning Technology Integration Project focuses on Kindergarten Readiness and Third Grade Reading student success indicators of the All Hands Raised Partnership. The project will serve as a learning lab for identifying effective PreK-3rd grade learning and teaching strategies that take full advantage of the interactivity and media-rich opportunities available with online curriculum and 1-to-1 student device ratios.

In addition to the $939,923 grant, the MHCRC TechSmart Initiative has partnered with Portland State University to provide David Douglas School District with evaluation resources to identify teaching strategies and practices that effectively improve academic outcomes for all students in the PreK-3rd grades. The MHCRC, PSU and the District plan to share learnings about effective instruction with other school districts in Multnomah County.

“The MHCRC is thrilled to invest, along with so many others in the community, in Earl Boyles’ effort to develop learning environments and strategies that truly support academic achievement for all students,” said Carol Studenmund, MHCRC Chair and Multnomah County representative. “Through the TechSmart Initiative, the District will gain critical resources to discover how to best use technology in teaching and learning.”

David Douglas School District News Release