Penn West Exploration has donated $20,000 to Rimbey Junior/Senior High School toward the purchase of 10 classroom Smart Boards.
Smart Boards are an interactive white board that hooks up to a computer and allows teachers and students to interact with multimedia content. For example, teachers may use Smart Boards to highlight text or draw upon projected maps to further engage students and illustrate a point. The purchase of these Smart Boards is a significant step forward in helping the school meet its current technology goals which hopes to further engage students with technology and create citizens who are comfortable using technology in a variety of ways.
Penn West has supported the school in the past through large donations including $25,000 toward keeping the school’s extracurricular bus on the road and $10,000 used to purchase equipment and software for the CTS (Career and Technology Studies) computers program. RJSHS staff and students appreciate Penn West’s support in creating a learning environment that gives students exceptional opportunities to further their interests and studies in a way the school would not normally be able to provide.
Smart Boards should be installed for the start of the 2012/13 school year.