For more information, contact

Susie Graves, Executive Director

405/488.1450 (office); 405/650.0023 (mobile)

sgraves@cfok.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Edmond’s Will Rogers Elementary School Hosts

Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust Representatives

Site Visit to View Technology Updates from $65,000 Grant

Representatives from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) will visit Edmond’s Will Rogers Elementary School on Thursday, January 19, 2017 to participate in a site visit and see their OETT grant in action.

The $65,000 grant provides technology and professional development to Will Rogers Elementary School students and teachers. The OETT grant has provided 83 iPad Air 2 devices and 81 Doink Green Screen apps. Will Rogers Elementary School’s grant funding will provide a minimum of five tablets in every classroom. This will allow increasing student use of devices for reading and math centers, research, creative presentations, virtual field trips, and other endless possibilities.

Will Rogers Elementary joins 248 other schools in Oklahoma and their combined 100,000 students that have received the OETT grants since 2003.  In addition, more than 7,000 teachers, superintendents, and principals have received professional development training to assist their teachers with the new technology.

OETT was established 15 years ago as a result of an agreement between then Attorney General, Drew Edmondson, and AT&T Oklahoma during the company’s transition to a modern form of regulation. As part of the agreement, AT&T contributed $30 million to establish the trust.

Trustees of OETT are Phil Berkenbile appointed by the Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education, Pam Deering appointed by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, David DuVall appointed by the Oklahoma Eduction Association, Robert Franklin appointed by the Oklahoma State Senate Education Committee, Shawn Hime appointed by the Oklahoma State School Boards Assocation, Sandy Scaffetta Johnson appointed by the Attorney General, Scott Parks appointed by the Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Bob Stafford appointed by AT&T, and John A. Wright appointed by the Oklahoma State House of Representatives Committee on Education.

OETT is administered by Communities Foundation of Oklahoma and Foundation Management Inc.  The professional development is provided through an OETT grant to the K20 Center of the University of Oklahoma. For additional information on OETT, visit http://www.oett.org.

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** Each student will be provided with a t-shirt that reminds everyone of our technology mantra: “Productive, Creative, Problem-Solvers!”