The Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) announced the 21 schools selected to receive grants for the 2024-2025 school year.

OETT said that each school will receive $40,000 to purchase new technology equipment. In addition to the funding, each school will receive professional development through OETT’s partnership with the K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma. As part of the grant program, the K20 Center’s technology specialists will provide monthly support at each school to foster “authentic integration of technology.”

“We believe that access to technology is not a privilege, but a necessity for all students to succeed in today’s world,” said Teresa Rose, Communities Foundation of Oklahoma executive director. “By OETT providing these grants, we hope to bridge the digital divide and support and empower students to reach their full potential.”

The schools will use the funding to purchase technology equipment, including Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, esports equipment, various robotics, and virtual reality equipment.

“The K20 Center is excited to partner with this year’s grantee schools as they incorporate new technology into their school communities,” said K20 in a press release. “Students from OETT schools develop digital literacy skills that will prepare them for the future job market, and create a classroom environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.”

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