The Miner Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is excited to announce the acquisition of additional classroom projectors and document cameras as part of a multi-year Classroom Technology Upgrade Project. The purchase of six document cameras and four projectors was made possible by a grant from the Capitol Hill Community Foundation (CHCF), as well as PTO funds.
Like many Ward 6 schools, Miner has a severe deficit of classroom technology, which puts our students at risk of not being adequately prepared for the complexities and challenges of the 21st century. Miner’s Classroom Technology Upgrade Project is a priority focus for Miner’s administration, PTO, and Local School Advisory Team (LSAT).
This project is designed to increase students’ access to technology and improve instructional quality and efficiency. By increasing the quantities of technology available, the project will also improve the classroom experience for students and teachers alike because there will be more flexibility and freedom to use technology resources as required in a blended-learning environment.
The items purchased in this phase of the project are nearly identical to existing display technology at Miner, resulting in ease of deployment to classrooms and teacher training. Logistics, operations, and security impacts related to the new units are also minimized.
The PTO is already at work on Phase II of this project, which will seek funding from multiple sources, including $5,000 to be raised as part of the PTO’s fall fundraising campaign, the Bear Paw Fund.