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YOUTH: Great Lakes Elementary receives Lowe's grant

Great Lakes Elementary School's distant learning project is getting a boost from Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation The foundation has awarded the school a $3,900 Toolbox for Education grant. This Distance Learning Project will bridge t...

Great Lakes Elementary School's distant learning project is getting a boost from Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

The foundation has awarded the school a $3,900 Toolbox for Education grant.

This Distance Learning Project will bridge the divide between students in Superior with students in other areas of the country and the world. Students at Great Lakes will video conference with students from other schools around the globe.

Great Lake's grant application was based on the goal of sharing the learning experiences of its students with the experiences of other students from around the world.

The project will begin in May and continue far into the future.

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With the grant money Great Lakes has purchased two Macintosh computers with video-conferencing capabilities. They are ready to be put into action.

Sandy Owen and Julie Urban, grant applicants, would like "to thank our friends at Lowe's for generously supporting this important project. We would also like to thank Kevin and Courtney Podvin for planting the seed of possibility and to Lisa Gotelaere, Great Lakes Parent Coordinator for providing information about the Lowe's grant."

Kevin Podvin, a Great Lakes parent, and his son Courtney brought the idea of video conferencing to the school. Sandy Owen and Julie Urban applied for the grant after Parent Coordinator Lisa Gotelaere brought it to their attention.

Courtney, who away at college, does video conferencing though school and asked his father if Great Lakes could do something similar for its students.

For more information about the grants, go to www.ToolboxforEducation.com .

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