Posted: Nov 1, 2011 12:48 PM by Robin O'Day (KPAX News)
Updated: Nov 2, 2011 9:13 AM
MISSOULA- The most recent One Class at a Time grant from Allegiance Benefit Plan Management and Montana's News Station has been given to eighth grade teacher Cindy Arnott at Meadow Hill Middle School in Missoula.
Allegiance CEO Dirk Visser presented Mrs. Arnott with the $250 check and all six eighth grade teachers will now be able to buy remote controls for their overhead projectors to allow them to move about the classroom while they are teaching.
Arnott says the mobility will not only work for the teachers, but the students will start making power point presentations for the class. She added that most of her eighth grade students already know power point and the practice in the classroom will prepare them for the real world.
"When you are going out and applying, that's certainly a job skill that can give you an edge over someone who doesn't have it. The more you use the tool, the more comfortable and familiar it is. So, definitely a skill the students can take when they leave us," Arnott explained.
Click here to learn more about the One Class at a Time program.