Kindergarten students at Green Lake School explore their classroom’s new SMART Board purchased using WTI grant funds. Pictured, from left, are Jamison Luepke, kindergarten aide Kristy Zahn, Miranda Rossberg and Olivia Bond.
Kindergarten students at Green Lake School explore their classroom’s new SMART Board purchased using WTI grant funds. Pictured, from left, are Jamison Luepke, kindergarten aide Kristy Zahn, Miranda Rossberg and Olivia Bond.

   The Green Lake School District has earned a $38,000 grant from the Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI).

   The grant — established to help reduce the financial barriers of integrating instructional technology into the classroom — will be used to add SMART Boards and other interactive video conferencing devices to the Green Lake School District.

   “This grant is especially important to our district so we can continue to provide better learning experiences for our students,” Superintendent Ken Bates said. “There was a lot of hard work that went into the application process. Special thanks go out to Mika Chetto, Green Lake School District’s intervention specialist, for working with our students to develop a video to accompany the application.”

   “We knew Green Lake School District would understand the importance and would put the technology to good use,” said Mike Kerr, executive director of WTI. “We are excited to see the positive results that will come from this project.”

   WTI was established in 2010 by John and Tashia Morgridge to improve academic achievement.

   WTI provides funding for the advancement of instructional technology in learning environments throughout Wisconsin. For more information on WTI, visit www.wisconsintechnologyinitiative.org.