Whiteville Women's League Grant
Whiteville Women’s League recently selected the “IT’S ELECTRIC...EBOOKS AT EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL” grant proposal! The $5000 grant was awarded to Edgewood’s principal, Jared Worthington and media coordinator, Kathy Blake.
The grant will be used to expand the school’s eBook collection, which was started last year with a small matching grant from a reputable publisher. This year the publisher has given the school a matching grant of $5000 to be used for eBooks. This will bring the total amount awarded for this project to $10,000 for the current school year!
Edgewood Elementary School has Ipads in place for every student. The Ipads are used in every curricular area including math, language arts, music and physical education. In order to utilize the Ipads for reading, the EES media center decided to begin an eBook collection. Students really love the eBooks because they are available 24/7 at home and at school; eBooks feature natural-voice audio to model pronunciation and fluency with text-to-speech highlighting for learning students can see and hear; many interactive titles will be available with content that spans the curriculum!
Teachers can also use the eBooks on their Smart boards for whole group instruction or for enrichment. EBooks can be also be used for remediation for students with special reading needs.
We would like to thank the Whiteville Women’s League for their support of this great program!! EES can’t wait to get this program started!
Click below for Edgewood's Read to Achieve Results for 2015-2016.