Kremmling teacher wins $5,090 grant for classroom technology |

Kremmling teacher wins $5,090 grant for classroom technology

The Qwest Foundation announced that West Grand Elementary School teacher Briana Robertson has won a $5,090 grant in the 2009 Qwest Teachers and Technology grant program.

Robertson plans to use the grant to purchase several iPod touch devices to assist with grammar and fluency with her students.

The Qwest Teachers and Technology grant program identifies, highlights and recognizes Colorado K-12 teachers who are using technology in the classroom in new and innovative ways. This is the third year of the program, and the Qwest Foundation has awarded $200,000 in grants to almost 50 teachers across the state of Colorado. Teachers were selected through a competitive process administered by the Public Education and Business Coalition.

Grant availability was announced in late January and grant applications were due March 10. After several weeks of review winners were selected on April 15 and notified soon after.

Access to technology is a must for students and teachers. Educators need financial support to bring creative ideas for incorporating technology into their classrooms to life, so the Qwest Foundation offers Colorado Teachers and Technology grants to advance those goals.