ONE-TO-ONE TECHNOLOGY STRONG IN BRIDGMAN
BRIDGMAN FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FUNDS ONE-TO-ONE DEVICES
2013-2014 School Year
One-to-One devices funded for
the first grade classrooms
iPad Pilot a Success
2013-2014 Students Get More iPads
As part of our efforts to enhance and enrich the lives of Bridgman students and to provide them with the best opportunities to learn, the Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence is pleased to have funded a one-to-one learning program by donating nearly $30,000 for the purchase of iPads® and protective cases for every second grader in the 2013-2014 school year.
The Foundation has funded multiple classrooms with one-to-one learning devices, as part of their efforts to enhance and enrich the lives of Bridgman students. The Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence is pleased to have funded another step in the one-to-one learning program by donating $9,000 for the purchase of one-to-one devices for the first grade classrooms.
With the success of the school’s initial one-to-one learning device program last year and donation of over $40,000, the Foundation unanimously voted to fund a second round of iPads®. The one-to-one learning program was originally designed by Bridgman’s second grade teaching staff as an avenue to enhance classroom and homework instruction. With the devices, teachers were able to gauge a student’s progress in real time, thus having the ability to customize an individual’s lesson plan based on their strengths and areas that may need additional focus.
All too often, new technology emerges without much regard for those with disabilities or access issues. For these reasons the Foundation understood the importance of ensuring that each student has access to an iPad®. Additionally, with numerous apps designed to assist those who may struggle at times in the typical classroom environments.
Students Receive $40,560 in iPads
As part of our efforts to enhance and enrich the lives of Bridgman students and to provide them with the best opportunities to learn, the Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence has achieved one of its first goals in a district-wide technology plan to equip every student with a technological device; providing the entire second grade class with iPads® as part of a pilot project.
This initial pilot and funding from the Foundation of $40,560, will allow the District to purchase 80 iPads and protective cases. It is anticipated that the iPads will be ready for use by students on the first day of school (September 4, 2012). The iPads are part of a pilot program designed by Bridgman’s second grade teaching staff that will enhance classroom and homework instruction. Because assignments can be issued and submitted electronically by the teachers and students, more time for instruction is allowed, thus improving education.
The Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. iPads are a registered trademark of Apple Corporation.
2012-2013 School Year