Kane School District recently applied for a STEM Action Center Computing Partnership grant. The Computing Partnership Grant helps identify gaps in and provide solutions for computing opportunities for students and teachers in Utah. The grant is intended to target the development of new, innovate computing activities or support an increase in the capacity of existing, proven programs. Applicants competed in a competitive grant application process across the state of Utah. We would like to thank our community consortium partners in the grant process which include Utah State University Extension, 4-H, Garkane Energy, South Central Communications, and Dixie State University. As a result of this cooperative effort, students in the Kane School District will receive $127,500 over a three-year period from the Utah STEM Action Center to increase computing opportunities for students in Valley and Kanab, which will fund the following programs:
– After School 4-H computer coding courses in the elementary school
– First LEGO League Clubs
– First LEGO League Robotics Scrimmage
– 4-H Summer STEM Camps
– Annual Family STEM Night
– Computer Science and Robotics professional development for teachers K-12
-Garkane Energy and South Central Communications guest speakers in our schools to explore STEM-related careers. We would like to thank our community partners and a special thanks to Elizabeth Davis and Angie Reidhead at the USU Extension Office for their help with the STEM grant and afterschool computer science opportunities.