What is Classrooms for the Future?
Classrooms for the Future gives teachers technology tools to effectively educate students and prepare them to enter and successfully compete in the ever-expanding high-tech global marketplace. In the spring of 2007, Parkland administrators submitted an application for the Classrooms for the Future Grant. Their efforts were rewarded in the fall of 2007 when Parkland High School received $954,330 worth of equipment that outfitted all 77 language arts, math, science and social studies classrooms in the building which is shared by 105 teachers who are responsible for teaching more than 3200 students. In the fall of 2008, the district received an additional $174,000 grant to expand the program, adding an additional 13 smart classrooms and 92 student laptops.
The equipment received includes:
- 105 MacBook® laptops for teachers
- 92 Polyvision® interactive
- 92 Epson® multimedia
- 650 MacBook® laptops for
- 18 mobile carts
Goals of Classrooms For the Future
- Improve teaching and learning in English, math, science, and social studies
- Promote more student-centered, project-based learning
- Change student-teacher relationships
- Increase student engagement
Classrooms For the Future In Action