KySTE Outreach Awards Recipients Press Release

Posted On: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kentucky Society for Technology in Education

P.O. Box 1567
Elizabethtown, KY 42702
Phone: 502.209.9179

Contact: Jeffrey L. Jones, Communications Officer, KySTE, 859.608.8686


KySTE Announces First Member Grant Awards
Awards total over $30,000, aimed at supporting technology in education

Bowling Green, Paris KY – At recent ceremonies, The Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) presented Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC), Bowling Green, and Bourbon County Schools, Paris with checks totaling over $30,000. The organizations were two selected from nearly 100 applicants this spring.

GRREC will use its money to fund an education technology program titled “Project Rock Star.” The program targets teachers, students, and parents from regional school districts in the successful use of technology in instruction through teacher training, summer camps, and other opportunities.

Bourbon County Middle School will partner with Georgetown College and Bourbon County Schools. Their grant will be used to fund “Project STEM,” a program aimed at connecting math and science literacy to LEGO Robotic. The program targets teachers and students through summer teacher training, and student class time during the school year. Participating students will also compete in state-wide LEGO competitions.

Grants are offered annually through KySTE’s grants and services arm, KySTE Outreach, to support education professionals in their successful use of technology in instruction. KySTE funds its grant offerings through tax-exempt donations from vendor partners, member dues, and revenues from its conference and workshop offerings. Its vendor sponsors for this grant offering were Hewlett-Packard Computers and Enterasys Networks, both education technology suppliers in Kentucky.

KySTE, an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), is a non-profit organization serving education technology leaders, technicians, media specialists, principals, superintendents, and teachers who share the organization’s passion for technology-driven education practice and reform. GRECC and Bourbon County Middle School will be presenting results from this grant at KySTE’s annual conference, held at the Galt House Hotel complex in Louisville March 5-7, 2014.


Bourbon Co. Grant Award Ceremony
Left to right: Gary Grant, KySTE Executive Director; Erin Waggoner, KySTE Region 5 Rep; Tom Mills, Tech Resource, Bourbon Co. Schools; Al Kresslein, DTC, Bourbon Co. Schools; Lana Fryman, Superindentent, Bourbon Co. Schools



GRREC Grant Award Ceremony
Left to right: Andrea Curtis, College Career Readiness Grant Coordinator, GRREC; Sandra Baker, Associate Executive Director, GRREC; Terri Stice, Director of Instructional Technology & Support Services, GRREC; Robby Forsythe, KySTE Region 2 Rep


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