"Learning Today...Leading Tomorrow" Campaign
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The Promethean ActivBoards that are currently a part of our classrooms range in age from 8 to 12 years old. At the time of purchase these boards were considered “cutting edge” and provided a wide range of interactive capabilities to teachers as they presented curriculum lessons to students. As you can well image, in the span of a decade the technology of interactive boards has changed drastically and the current boards have lived out their life span. As we triage the current devices and replace bulbs and projectors we are sinking hundreds of dollars into each purchase in the hopes of getting just a little more use. Depending on the type of board put into the classroom, some projectors can be replaced, some cannot. I recently learned that the “pens” needed for writing on the boards will no longer be manufactured. Needless to say it is time…
Time for what though, you may be asking…
Time for the Promethean ActivPanel - the world’s first upgradeable Android-based interactive display!
Think interactive tablet on the wall!
This award winning device is powered by an external Android-based mini PC which can be upgraded over time in order to keep pace with advances in technology.
Upgrading the boards across the entire school in one fell swoop entails outfitting twenty-eight teaching spaces with ActivPanels.
Yes, that is a HUGE goal and at a cost of approximately $5000.00/board (when buying in quantity) that gives us a fundraising goal of $140,000.00 – by far the largest technology campaign we’ve ever launched.
For our 21st Century Learners interactive technology is as “normal” a part of their learning as the overhead projector was to most of ours. When used well, interactive technology increases teacher-student engagement and has been shown to boost overall performance. Although Holy Spirit School prides itself on maintaining a healthy balance between traditional learning methods and technology-based learning, as an institution that inspires life-long learners and ignites servant-leaders through a program of academic excellence grounded in the traditions and values of the Holy Catholic Church we know that we must keep pace with the changing world of education technology.
The students before us today and those who will join us in the future are set to be not only our future fathers, mothers, clergy and religious but also captains of industry, leading entrepreneurs, humanitarians, and scholars.
Please help build the pathways for our children's tomorrow.
Here's a link to one of the devices being considered.
Donor form 2017.docx
Donation Letter for 2017.docx