HP (NYSE:HPQ) today awarded nearly $2.5 million in equipment, cash and professional development opportunities to 25 U.S. learning institutions as a part of the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Leadership awards.
Part of the company's 2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant program, the awards are designed to transform and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology.
They were presented to 15 K-12 public schools and 10 two- and four-year colleges and universities that received grants in 2006-2007 and were invited to apply for additional investment support.
Recipients were selected for reinvestment based on their successful integration of HP technology into classroom curriculum, demonstration of positive results on student achievement, and innovative plans to expand their programs to have a broader impact on student success.
"HP is recognizing schools that have demonstrated exceptional work by providing them with additional technology tools and professional development opportunities," said Yvonne Hunt, vice president, Global Philanthropy, HP. "HP's leadership awards maintain innovative applications of technology so that more and more students will benefit from improved teaching and learning."
Since 2004, HP has contributed a total of $44 million in HP Technology for Teaching grants to more than 850 schools worldwide. During the last 20 years, HP has contributed more than $1 billion in cash and equipment to schools, universities, community organizations and other nonprofit organizations around the world.
HP is awarding more than $1.2 million in HP equipment, cash and professional development to teams of teachers at 15 K-12 public schools. Each school will receive 11 HP Tablet PCs, 10 HP digital cameras, 10 all-in-one printers, 10 digital projectors and stipends for the 15 teachers involved in the technology integration work.
The award additionally includes a professional development program for educators funded by HP and provided by the International Society for Technology in Education. Each school will receive training and mentoring as they implement their projects.
The value of the grant award for each school is more than $81,000.
An example of a K-12 grant-winning project is at Riley Creek Elementary School in Gold Beach, Oregon, where students in grades 6 through 8 studied tsunamis and developed tsunami preparedness plans based on what they learned in their research. The result was a complete transformation of the teaching practice of each member of the team, making classes more interactive and engaging. Team data about student learning showed increased attainment of subject matter concepts and skills in math, science, language arts, social studies, health and computer applications.
HP is awarding 10 two- and four-year colleges and universities a total of $1.2 million in cash and equipment. Each recipient package will include HP products and a cash award with a total value of more than $120,000. The award includes two wireless HP Tablet PCs, two HP digital projectors, two HP printers and two HP digital cameras for faculty use, 40 additional HP Tablet PCs for student use, and a cash award of $15,000.
In addition, the grant includes travel expenses for one participant from each campus to attend the Worldwide HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Conference Feb. 18-19, 2008, in San Diego.
An example of a higher education grant-winning initiative is at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Instructors there have been using HP Tablet PCs in mathematics courses to support a new, studio-style approach to teaching. Using the HP Tablet PCs to enable real-time feedback and collaboration, the Clemson faculty has greatly improved the percentage of students who successfully complete key math courses.
More information about 2007 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available atwww.hp.com/go/hpteach. This year's recipients, listed alphabetically by state, are: