Scott Walker announces statewide grants in Oconto Falls
September 11, 2018

On the first day of school, Gov. Scott Walker stopped in Oconto County to announce 32 grants to help rural teachers and librarians throughout the state better use technology in education.

Technology for Educational Achievement grants, or “TEACH” grants, totaling $1.5 million were awarded to help 196 rural school districts in 23 groups and 172 rural public libraries in nine groups.

“The idea is to make sure every student has access to a great education, and part of that is making sure they have access to great technology and to make sure instructors get good training,” Walker said Tuesday at Oconto Falls High School. …

Previous grants to the consortium have allowed teachers to attend the Midwest Google Summit — an annual gathering of educators from five states in Wisconsin Dells — and several other training sessions. …

The conferences show how teachers can use technology with students to enhance and extend learning, and engage students in ways that were not possible without the technology, he explained. …

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