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Two students in Chuck Lee’s third-grade classroom at Jerger Elementary School try out the new Google Chromebooks that were funded with help from Thomas University students Elizabeth Treat and Amy Latner.


TU students help with successful proposal for Chromebooks

Thomas University students Elizabeth Treat and Amy Latner helped obtain funding for two Google Chromebooks to support teaching and learning at Jerger Elementary School. As a requirement for the students’ capstone project in Dr. Carolyn McClenny’s “Academic Discourse Applications” class, they wrote a proposal requesting funding for the two computers. The proposal was submitted to the nonprofit organization DonorsChoose in December 2018. It was fully funded earlier this month.

Last week, the two Google Chromebooks were delivered to Chuck Lee’s third-grade classroom at Jerger Elementary.  Principal Lawana Rayburn said they are very excited about these computers, which will allow Lee to individualize instruction to meet the needs of the 71 students he teaches.

The teacher education program at Thomas University is designed to provide teacher-candidates with a wide range of learning opportunities in diverse settings to become highly qualified, effective classroom teachers in a fast-paced, changing world.  The “Academic Discourse Applications” course supports teacher-candidates in helping future students meet the complex reading, writing and speaking demands in an information society.  Treat is a junior at TU majoring in Early Childhood Education. Latner is completing her post-baccalaureate certification in Middle Grades Social Studies.

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