by Linda Broadfoot
Those aha moments when your teachers’ lessons connected, and a new world of learning opened up in one subject or another.
At the IPS Education Foundation, we are working to connect more students with more aha moments.
“I cannot even begin to describe the looks of joy on their faces,” special education teacher Lauren Wagner told me after one of our Foundation matching grants helped purchase iPads for her students with severe disabilities at IPS Thomas Gregg Elementary #15.
Lauren says her students are opening up and communicating in news ways, and they’re building new literacy skills – thanks to the technology, and thanks to the support of donors who have helped connect her classroom.
When you support our work to make Technology in Teaching a priority, you help us make the experience inside Lauren’s classroom the rule rather than the exception for IPS students.
Our goal in the year ahead is to raise $150,000 to purchase vital classroom technologies and create innovate learning environments with the potential to spark thousands more aha moments for our city’s students.
More aha moments for them will bring all of us closer to a brighter Indianapolis.
Blogger Linda Broadfoot is the Executive Director of the IPS Education Foundation.