Charleston Elementary School is the first winner of the Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Lottery "Educate/Innovate Program." The school submitted an essay on how they would use the new technology to further their education and were selected as winners of 20 iPadÂ® tablets and a charging cart. The tablets and charging cart were presented at an award ceremony at the school on May 22.
During the ceremony, the students presented the beginnings of a project that connects them with elders in their community to learn about local history. Students shared the project and talked about the benefits of the iPads and how they expand the doors of opportunity for learning.
Attending the event were Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont Secretary of Education; Greg Smith, executive director of the Vermont Lottery; John Castle, superintendent of North Country Supervisory Union; and Sharon Gonyaw, principal of Charleston Elementary School.