With funds received through a Quincy Area Community Foundation grant, The Learning Center in Bowling Green recently installed a Promethean Board in one of its classrooms.
A Promethean Board is an interactive white board which hangs on the wall. The children and teachers are able to use a stylus on the board to write, draw or manipulate information.
The Bowling Green R-I School District donated three used Promethean Boards to The Learning Center in 2012. One of these boards is already in use in the four and five year old room. In August, 2013, the Community Foundation notified The Learning Center of the funds awarded to install the second board.
Jordan Watts, a Technology Technician with the Bowling Green school district, and Jill Watts, a Learning Center employee, volunteered their time to install the board and the equipment and cables necessary to use the board.
Children at The Learning Center use the board for interactive lessons, story telling, and communication. Using the board in the classroom introduces the children to technology they will use in their elementary school.
The Community Foundation awarded more than $58,000 in grants in 2013 and since its inception in 1999, it has awarded more than $2 million.
The Community Foundation support area includes Adams, Brown, Hancock, and Pike counties in Illinois; Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Shelby, Knox, and Monroe counties in Missouri; and Lee County in Iowa.