As part of a Nevada Collaborative Teacher Improvement Program (NeCoTIP) grant written by NSC School of Education Assistant Professor, Dr. Kevin Graziano, O Callaghan Middle School and Eldorado High School received a generous donation of Hewlett Packard scanners. The grant project, Teaching and Empowerment in the Classroom, addressed a critical need for increasing the number of secondary teachers who are technologically proficient in order to challenge and engage students and impact their academic performance, especially in culturally and linguistically diverse low-income schools.
The project, which took place over the span of one year, included NSC faculty from the Schools of Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and faculty from the College of Southern Nevada. Teachers from O Callaghan Middle School and Eldorado High School were trained on how to effectively implement technology in the classroom. A collaborative model of learning was implemented during the grant, which fostered the use of innovative technology in a way that supports the schools academic standards.
The Clark County School District identified both schools as being high need and having limited computer lab space. This donation, on behalf of Dr. Graziano’s grant, will lend to the teachers technology usage and bolster the existing equipment in the computer labs at both schools.