Danville, VA - A big boost for teachers on the Southside. Monday afternoon the Danville- Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce awarded more than $114 thousand in education grants.Teachers submitted applications and twelve proposals were selected to receive grants as high as $13 thousand. The projects range from integrating technology like iPads and tablets into the classroom, to funding for robotics teams.The grant funding comes from Chamber and Goodyear fundraising events as well as the Danville Regional Foundation.Here is a closer look at the grant awards:
"Team Talon's FIRST Robotics Summer Camp"Daniel Waters and John HendersonGeorge Washington High School$4,500"iPads for Advanced Learning" Debbie Rojas and Ashley LackeyForest Hills Elementary School$13,000"Smart Table 442i Collaboration Center" Paula Faison, Beth Putnam, Sonja Scott, Elizabeth BailessGretna Elementary School$9578"Transforming Literacy Through Technology" Carlene BaileyBrosville Elementary School$13,000"'App'-etite for iPads" Mindy Takacs and Tamela WarrenUnion Hall Elementary School$13,000"Virtual iPad Cart" Melissa Cassell, Christopher Gee, Kelly Merricks, Jessica Dalton, Elizabeth KirbyDan River High High School$13,000"Necessity is the Mother of Invention" Kathy GrantierBonner Middle School$4,338"Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's World with Technology" Kathy BoucherNorth Elementary School$13,000"Adding a Personal Touch to Learning" David Hammack and Shannon LouhoffStony Mill Elementary School$13,000"Integration of Tablets into the Science Classroom" Jason Gibson and Lisa FainGalileo High School$13,000"FIRST Robotics Team #1095 (RoboCavs)"Stephanie O'Bien, Tom Wade, J.L. ClaytonChatham High School$2,500"GW Team Talon FIRST Robotics Team" Dan WatersGeorge Washington High School$2,500The Board of Directors and the Education Committee of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., the Danville Regional Foundation, and everyone involved with the teacher creativity grant process for making the 2013 -2014 grant projects possible.