Browning schools get grant for distance learning

Date Published
Feb 17, 2011 9:40:00 AM
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BROWNING — Schools here will split nearly $500,000 from a distance-learning grant to ask questions and learn along with their far-away peers in real time.

The Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program provided $498,746 for BrowningHigh School, K.W. Bergen School, Vina Chattin School, Napi School, Browning Middle School and BabbElementary School.

"It's a grant to connect us with other schools, universities and Blackfeet Community College so we will be able to do videoconferencing," said Ron Tucker, institutional technology facilitator for the schools, in the Glacier Reporter. "For example, if we have a lack of a class, say German, but Belgrade has it, then we can connect with them and sit with their class virtually, and they see our students."

The grant also will pay for each building to receive a mobile unit containing a 42-inch, high-tech television, Tucker said.


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