Stacey Svaleson’s special-needs students at Warren Elementary School will soon have six new iPad 2s thanks to a grant from the Helena Education Foundation.
The tablets, and the thousands of educational apps that can be used on them, are extraordinarily effective teaching tools for students who have difficulty learning through more traditional formats, Svaleson says.
She was one of 10 Helena educators who received Great Ideas grants from the Helena Education Foundation this week. Altogether, the foundation awarded about $20,000 in grants.
Tuesday morning, Lisa Cordingley, executive director of the Helena Education Foundation, and several other members of the organization, as well as Kent Kultgen, superintendent of Helena Public Schools, surprised Svaleson by presenting the grant to her in her classroom.
Read about all of the grants awarded this spring.