Five teachers from the Garner-Cleveland area were among 55 who received Digital Learning Chromebook grants from the JCS Instructional Support and Development team.
One of the goals of the Instructional Support and Development team is to support and sustain professional growth among Johnston County Schools’ teachers.
In an effort to provide teachers with additional resources that might prove valuable in their own learning and growth, the team offered grant opportunities for any teacher in the district. The application for the grant included goals for using the device to further their growth in the classroom, a commitment to five hours of professional development as well as a plan for evaluating the effectiveness of their implementation of these goals.
The top scoring applications were asked to attend the Digital Learning Expo to receive their Chromebook. A Chromebook is a lightweight laptop computer.
The area teachers that were chosen were Angela Poovey, Jenna Rose, Nicole Shepard and Sandy Baughman, all of Cleveland Elementary, and Beth Rhyne of Cleveland High.