Leonore Annenberg School Fund Grantees Benefit from Grant-Funded Technology

Last Updated: October 11, 2015

Greenville Elementary School used their grant funds to integrate music and visual arts in the curriculum. As Leonore Annenberg School fund grantees, Greenville Elementary students and teachers received their very own chrome books for the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers also participated in a workshop which assisted them in ways to innovatively use the chrome books during instruction.

As researched has shown, the fine arts are a key component in improving the learning throughout all academic areas (Burton, Horowitz, & Abeles, 1999). Greenville Elemenary students are discovering the arts through the use of their chrome books. The chrome books changed the learning environment by students connecting with each other better, challenging students of all levels, and students becoming self-directed learners.

The School Fund is one of three programs -- the Leonore Annenberg Scholarship, Fellowship and School Funds -- administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The resources must be of immediate and direct value to, and use by, students.

Greenville Elementary School also participated in a place-based learning workshop provided by the Rural School and Community Trust. The workshop supported school staff to integrate their School Fund projects with ongoing efforts to identify community-based learning resources and connect students' academic work to meaningful outcomes in the community.

For more information, please visit: Rural Trust Announces the 2014 Leonore Annenberg School Fund Grantees