Teachers in 16 Nova Scotia schools have been selected for grants of up to USD5,000 each to purchase new technology for learning in their classrooms as part of the USD75,000 TELUS (NYSE: TU) (TXS: T) Technology for Teachers Fund.
“The teachers who applied proposed some great uses for technology to improve the learning environment. We chose the applications that demonstrated the most innovative and effective uses for technology to help students learn,” said Gen. (Ret.) Rick Hillier, chair of the TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board. “In all cases, teachers intend to use technology to help students engage more deeply in their education.”
The TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board involved members of the education sector in the selection process. The board selected 16 teachers to receive grants of up to USD5,000 to upgrade the technology in their classrooms. TELUS received more than 100 applications, with many looking for funding to purchase tablets, SMART boards and learning software for classrooms.
TELUS is a national telecommunications company in Canada, with USD11.2bn of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer connections. Led since 2000 by president and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video. For more information about TELUS, visit telus.com.