Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative hands out grants

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Teacher Kristen Hooker, of Havelock Middle School, receives a check for her Bright Ideas grant from Bill Ward of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM.

Social studies teacher Naomi Clark wants to prepare students for careers in 21st century. To do that, she needs some 21st century technology.

Clark was one of 10 teachers at Havelock-area schools to receive Bright Ideas grants from Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative on Tuesday.

Clark, who has received multiple Bright Ideas grants over the years while teaching at Havelock Middle School, received $948 to help purchase 12 iPads for students.

"It’s excellent because it allows me to convey my thoughts," she said. "It gets them engaged. It lets them actually plan out 21st century skills, and that’s what it’s about."

Clark was not the only teacher at Havelock Middle surprised when Bill Ward, the cooperative’s director of community relations, came by with a big check.

Sixth-grade math teacher Rosemary Steinman received a third Bright Ideas grant for $984.19.

"We’re going to get iPods for the class and practice doing podcasts so that when they get to high school and college they are already going to have that knowledge of how to see classes from other places, other states and they can watch it on their iPods," Steinman said. "I think these grants are really helpful because they give us the opportunity to buy supplies and more technology for the classroom that the school system doesn’t necessarily have to give us at the time."

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