VCRA Funds Mobile Technology Lab at Bridgeway Academy
Columbus, OH – Bridgeway Academy, a non-profit organization with a mission to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of children with autism and other developmental disabilities, has received a $20,100 grant from the Vintage Car Rally Association of Grove, Oklahoma. Grant funds will support the purchase and implementation of a mobile technology lab to be utilized in the organization’s new Secondary School and Therapy Center, and will complement Bridgeway Academy’s transition services and Vocational Skills Center.
This is the first contribution from the Vintage Car Rally Association to Bridgeway Academy. On Tuesday, December 12th at 1:00pm, a check presentation will take place at Bridgeway Academy’s Primary School and Therapy Center, located at 2500 Medary Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43202. All are invited to attend to learn more about the technology funded by the grant, and how it will be implemented to support the student learning.
Technology that will be a part of the mobile lab includes laptops, tablets, screen protectors, a mobile charging cart, protective casing, a printer, cloud storage, and more.
The technology in the mobile lab will support students’ ability to do research, write papers, complete assignments, save their work to the “cloud”, or print work for their portfolios. With SmartboardTM technology already in every classroom, the integration software in the lab will provide them the opportunity to share their work seamlessly with the class. Additionally, students will be able to learn, practice and master important technological skills related to future employment, including working with spreadsheets to manage inventory and learn to navigate online processes like employment applications.
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Abigail S. David states, “We are grateful to the VCRA for their support of our students, and of children with autism around the country. The resources this technology will provide for our secondary students will support their transition into a post-secondary or vocational skills track.”