In 2007, the Technology Education Foundation (TEF) awarded grants to deserving recipients throughout Southern Wisconsin. Each recipient demonstrated their ability to provide technology exposure for the greater good of our community. Congratulations to Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Capital Science and Engineering Fair, Cherokee Middle School, Dane County Parent Council, Edgewood High School, Independent Living, Schenk Elementary School, St. James School, and YMCA of Dane County.
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County provides a positive place for kids providing them with the tools they need to succeed in life through a variety of programs stressing character and leadership, education, health and life skills, sports and recreation, and art and cultural enrichment. Boys and Girls Club of Dane County will use their TEF grant ($4,400) to fund projectors, ceiling mounts, screens, and cabling to support these programs.
Capital Science and Engineering Fair attracts High School students performing original science, technology, math, or engineering research. Winners at the fair receive prizes and are funded to travel to the 2007 International Science and Engineering Fair in New Mexico. Capital Science and Engineering Fair will use their TEF grant ($1,000) to fund travel and registration for these students.
Cherokee Middle School is a diverse learning community dedicated to providing students with strong curriculum, leadership, and support. Students are expected to use problem solving skills, respect diversity, develop self-confidence, and make a positive contribution to the learning environment. Cherokee will use their TEF grant ($5,000) to fund additional SmartBoards to math and science classrooms as well as ceiling mounts for LCD projectors to prevent classroom traffic and congestion.
Dane County Parent Council is a community-based agency for the delivery of a variety of child development and family support services for families and children living in poverty. This program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and families through advocacy, exemplary child development programming, meaningful family support, community partnerships and strong, effective leadership. Dane County Parent Council will use their TEF grant ($4,215) to fund computer workstations and education software.
Edgewood High School serves as the main alternative to public high school in the Madison metropolitan area. Edgewood educates the whole student for a life of learning, service, and personal responsibility through a rigorous academic curriculum embracing values of truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community. Edgewood will use their TEF grant ($5,050) to fund Kurtzweil software and related hardware to better serve the educational needs of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other disabilities.
Independent Living is a non-profit health and human services organization that serves the community by providing in-home services and affordable housing options to the rapidly growing population of elderly and disabled adults in Dane County. This organization provides these services regardless of residents’ ability to pay. Independent Living will use their TEF grant ($2,500) to fund LCD monitors for their computer lab.
Schenk Elementary School houses students in grades K-5 and is on Madison’s east side. Staff, students, and families are committed to ensuring students can use academics and apply social and creative abilities to access, process, and generate information that enables them to be problem-solvers and contributing members in a changing society. Schenk will use their TEF grant ($4,500) to fund digital equipment to help English Language Learners (ELL) understand written and oral directions.
St. James School is a small Catholic school of 180, pre-K through eighth grade students. It is the most diverse parochial school in the Madison area and is committed to nurturing the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical well-being of each child. Technology is integrated with academics to enhance child focused development. St. James will use their TEF grant ($5,000) to fund the replacement of computers in classrooms.
YMCA of Dane County is a not-for-profit organization responding to the needs of families in Dane County by providing quality programs which embody the values that emphasize healthy lifestyles representing four core values: honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. YMCA youth zones provide a safe, supervised environment where youth can get involved in positive recreational and academic activities. YMCA of Dane County will use their TEF grant ($2,707) to fund new hardware and software for their new location in Sun Prairie.
Did you know that 100% of proceeds from the Berbee Derby go to the Madison-based Technology Education Fund (TEF)? The annual Thanksgiving Day event has become a family tradition for many. Fun event for all ages and levels.