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HELP Team Mobile Classrooms

State Educational Technology Directors Association

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2006–September 30, 2007
  • Location Glen Burnie, MD, United States
  • Geographic Focus Bay Saint Louis, Biloxi, Mobile, New Orleans

About this grant

This grant will support the State Educational Technology Directors Association in its efforts to develop mobile classrooms for schools in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The effort will be coordinated by the Hurricane Education Leadership Team, a collaboration of information technology companies, government agencies and foundations that are focused on recovery efforts in five Gulf Region states. It will outfit five schools with mobile classrooms consisting of 25-30 wireless laptops, a wireless access point, other technological assets, and provide professional development. The five schools will also create a learning community to collaborate, share and develop leadership. The mobile classrooms will be used after school, as well as during the regular school day, and will facilitate the creation of a 21st Century learning environment for young people.