By Sara Spaulding
Special to The SUN
CenturyLink Inc. recently announced the schools selected to receive grants from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program.
Pagosa Springs High School was selected to receive a $5,000 grant this year. The grant was presented to Pagosa Springs High School English teacher Mylinda Landry for her flipped classroom concept.
A flipped classroom allows teachers to create video presentations that are available for students to watch at home at their own pace. In the classroom, the teacher can expand on the information and provide additional instruction or guidance. A classroom set of computers will close the technology gap at the school and give students access to computers that are normally not available.
The grant program, which has been offered since 2008, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms.