Recipients were selected for reinvestment based on their successful integration of HP technology into classroom curriculum, demonstration of positive results on student achievement, and innovative plans to expand their programs to have a broader impact on student success. “HP is recognizing schools that have demonstrated exceptional work by providing them with additional technology tools and professional development opportunities,” said Yvonne Hunt, vice president, Global Philanthropy, HP. “HP’s leadership awards maintain innovative applications of technology so that more and more students will benefit from improved teaching and learning.”
HP awards money
Since 2004, HP has contributed a total of $44 million in HP Technology for Teaching grants to more than 850 schools worldwide. During the last 20 years, HP has contributed more than $1 billion in cash and equipment to schools, universities, community organizations and other nonprofit organizations around the world.
HP Technology integration work - K-12 grants
HP is awarding more than $1.2 million in HP equipment, cash and professional development to teams of teachers at 15 K-12 public schools. Each school will receive 11 HP Tablet PCs, 10 HP digital cameras, 10 all-in-one printers, 10 digital projectors and stipends for the 15 teachers involved in the technology integration work. The award additionally includes a professional development program for educators funded by HP and provided by the International Society for Technology in Education. Each school will receive training and mentoring as they implement their projects.
HP Technology for Teaching grants
An example of a K-12 grant-winning project is at Riley Creek Elementary School in Gold Beach, Oregon, where students in grades 6 through 8 studied tsunamis and developed tsunami preparedness plans based on what they learned in their research. The result was a complete transformation of the teaching practice of each member of the team, making classes more interactive and engaging. Team data about student learning showed increased attainment of subject matter concepts and skills in math, science, language arts, social studies, health and computer applications.
HP products & Cast award
HP is awarding 10 two- and four-year colleges and universities a total of $1.2 million in cash and equipment. Each recipient package will include HP products and a cash award with a total value of more than $120,000. The award includes two wireless HP Tablet PCs, two HP digital projectors, two HP printers and two HP digital cameras for faculty use, 40 additional HP Tablet PCs for student use, and a cash award of $15,000. In addition, the grant includes travel expenses for one participant from each campus to attend the Worldwide HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Conference Feb. 18-19, 2008, in San Diego.
HP Technology for teaching leadership awards - Higher education
An example of a higher education grant-winning initiative is at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Instructors there have been using HP Tablet PCs in mathematics courses to support a new, studio-style approach to teaching. Using the HP Tablet PCs to enable real-time feedback and collaboration, the Clemson faculty has greatly improved the percentage of students who successfully complete key math courses.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2007.