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Posted On: Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Albert Turner Sr. Elementary School is a proud recipient of an Apple grant funded through the White House ConnectEd initiative. In support of President Obama’s ConnectEd Whitehouse Initiative, Apple pledged grant funding to equip selected schools with cutting-edge technologies including devices, teacher professional development and content. Faculty and staff members of Albert Turner Elementary School were delighted to be a part of the 114 schools within the United States selected to participate in this empowering initiative. Each student at Albert Turner Sr. Elementary School will receive an iPad. In addition, each teacher and administrator will receive an iPad, Mac notebook. Furthermore, an Apple TV will be provided for every classroom, additional Apple software and an Apple support team to provide ongoing professional development.
According to Principal Marshae Madison-Pelt, “by giving students access to the latest technology and powerful learning tools, Albert Turner Sr. Elementary School is working to transform the classroom into a place of deeper exploration and creativity. Together (with Apple’s support), we unlock the potential of the world’s future investors, dreamers and leaders.” The support provided through this funding will provide teachers with the products and support they need in order to inspire and motivate their students and empower every student with the learning tools and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential.
Superintendent John H. Heard, III stated that “A one to one initiative of this magnitude coupled with instructional software and professional development will transform the way students learn and teachers deliver instruction.” Teachers, students and parents eagerly await the implementation of the White House Apple ConnectEd program.
The grant was spearheaded by the administration team, Principal Mrs. Marshae Pelt, and assistant principal Mrs. Verlander Jones. Albert Turner Sr. Elementary School is located in the Perry County School District under the leadership of Superintendent John H. Heard, III.