The Wisconsin Advanced Telecommunications Foundation (WATF) Board of Directors announces its cash and in-kind awards: $324,848 in cash grants and $83,374 in in-kind grant to:
Higher Education - Lincoln County UW-Extension - $30,550 cash to develop a centralized information source for family and youth resources/services for Lincoln County residents. Access to this information will be via a web site and kiosks located in communities in the county.
Government - Pierce County Public Health - $49,340 cash to increase employee access to efficient and reliable sources of health information through both an automated records system and a geographical mapping system.
Government - Verona Police Department - $17,921 in-kind to establish an ElderWatch program for senior citizens, in which they would be contacted each day to be sure they are safe and well.
Public K-12 - Waunakee Community School District - $50,000 cash, $5,000 in-kind. More Tech...Less Text - to provide funds for classroom technology and infrastructure to support increased opportunities for students in a "technology rich" classroom.
Public K-12 - Lancaster Community Schools - $11,000 in-kind for hardware, software and curriculum to teach Internet publishing including web pages and interactive web forms to Tech Ed students at Lancaster middle school.
Public K-12 - La Crosse School District - $45,206 cash, $9,685 in-kind to provide a connection to the classroom for students who are homebound due to serious injury or illness via video communications.
Public K-12 - Shawano-Gresham School District - $7,118 in-kind for credit for multi-mode fiber installed by Frontier Communications.
Public K-12- Marinette School District - $50,000 cash for acquisition of a telecommunication and information technology lab at the middle school for the integration of music and academic/elective studies.
Public K-12- St. Croix Falls School District - $49,250 cash to develop and implement a hands-on environmental science curriculum K-12, through the use of advanced technology at the Riegel Park site in St. Croix Falls.
Public K-12 - New Richmond School District - $20,000 in-kind to provide the necessary cable, wire, equipment and technical expertise to establish a data/voice/cable network in two elementary schools; and provide training to students and faculty.
Private K-12 - Agape Center of Academic Excellence, Inc. - $37,500 cash to engage teaching and administrative staff in the process of planning and implementation of the technology plan for Agape.
Private K-12 - St. Francis Xavier School - $13,002 cash, $6,450 in-kind to create an infrastructure connecting all classrooms, offices and library in the school to facilitate data exchange, school e-mail, Internet e-mail, access library resources, diocesan resources and resources from the WWW.
Private K-12 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School - $6,200 in-kind to install a computer lab LAN, digital project panel (LCD) and software to aid teaching. This will be the first step in implementing technology.
Distance Education Clearinghouse
Instructional Design at Instructional Communications Systems
Training for Videconferencing
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