Randolph Receives Grant to Enhance Teacher Education with Technology

The College is one of five schools to receive the grant, funded by the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC)  

5/20/2010

Randolph College has received one of five “Teaching with Today’s Technology” program grants from the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).”

The grant, totaling $20,000, will be used to enhance Randolph College’s Teacher Education Departments in the area of technology and the role it can play in the K-12 classroom experience. Randolph’s grant will focus on increasing pre-service teachers’ technology literacy as it pertains to K-12 standards based instruction.

It was written by Peter Sheldon, a Randolph physics professor, and Peggy Schimmoeller, a Randolph education professor.

The Verizon Foundation is one of the VFIC’s most distinguished corporate partners, contributing more than $3 million to the VFIC cause over the course of 55 years. Since 1998, Verizon’s commitment to improve student learning and faculty instructional effectiveness has made a meaningful impact on colleges across the Commonwealth.


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