Local Tech Wire

NORLINA, N.C. – Leaders of the along with U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield gathered Wednesday as NCTA commemorated its ninth Technology Demonstration Project at a North Carolina School.

The latest project focused on Northside Elementary School in Norlina.

Funding for the $190,000 project came through a federal grant.

NCTA has now been involved in school programs totaling more than $2 million.

NCTA’s Education Foundation purchases hardware and software for the schools. Teachers at the nine schools were required to take 50 hours of training.

“Our goal was to increase technology literacy among students and technology integration among teachers and the community,” said Northside Principal, Jamar Perry in a statement. “Through this grant we were able to reach our goal. Teachers are engaged in technology and instruction is collaborative and differentiated. But perhaps most importantly, our student engagement has increased and students are showing a greater motivation to learn.”

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