Shenandoah University Receives Verizon Grant

generic-bowmanShenandoah University has been selected to receive a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

The Bowman Building, at 20 S. Cameron Street in Winchester, is home to SU’s School of Education and Human Development.

Shenandoah University has been selected to receive a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. Dr. Diane Painter, Assistant Professor in the School of Education & Human Development, wrote the proposal resulting in the award. She and Dr. Cindia Stewart, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, will co-direct the project, “Web-based Differentiated Learning Activities to Support K-12 Instruction.”

“The project, “Web-based Differentiated Learning Activities to Support K-12 Instruction,” will build on recent Shenandoah initiatives designed to increase the ability of faculty to use technology to enhance classroom learning, but will specifically focus on modeling such technology use for education students who will themselves be expected to use technology in their own teaching. ”

The Verizon Foundation grant will support professional development for teacher educators in the School of Education & Human Development and content “methods”faculty in other schools within Shenandoah University. The project will build on recent Shenandoah initiatives designed to increase the ability of faculty to use technology to enhance classroom learning, but will specifically focus on modeling such technology use for education students who will themselves be expected to use technology in their own teaching.

For more information, contact Director of Grant Support and Foundation Relations Jennifer Bousquet at (540) 665-4618.

via Shenandoah University