Greater Iowa grant buys iPad for special education students

    November 10, 2011

    Greater Iowa recently presented a $1,000 check to Darci Rose, a special education teacher at Morris Elementary.
    Rose will use the grant money to purchase an iPad and special software to use with her students with varying degrees of special needs.
    “We here at Morris Elementary would like to thank Greater Iowa for a ProjectClassroom grant,” Rose said. “It gave our special education class the ability to buy an iPad for our classroom and use the apps to provide our autistic students opportunities with communication skills, social skills and academic skills practice.
    ProjectClassroom is a special grant program for K-5 teachers to purchase items they may not otherwise be able to afford. Nominations were accepted between June and September 1, and consisted of an essay of no more than 500 words. The five winners were chosen by special selection committees from each of Greater Iowa’s branch communities. Nominations were accepted from teachers, parents and any other member of the community.
    Pictured are (from left) Greater Iowa Business Development Specialist Morgan Voga, Morris Elementary special education teacher Darci Rose and Michael Adams, Greater Iowa Credit Union vice president for marketing and public relations.
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