GARDNER- Finding new ways to use technology is always a challenge for teachers, and science is undoubtedly a challenging subject for most students. Kevin Crosson, a science teacher at Gardner School in Gardner, Colorado met the problem head on this year when he solicited a donation of a new television set and DVD recorder from San Isabel Electric Association, Inc.
The local electric cooperative didn’t just donate a standard television set. The Gardner School received a Panasonic 32 inch LCD Flat Panel and a JVC DVD/VCR recorder combo for use in their science lab. “I’m really excited about the donation. It is far beyond anything we expected,” said Crosson. “We can always count on San Isabel to help us achieve our academic goals and we greatly appreciate the donation,” he said.
The new system will further enhance the science program through recorded programs from the Discovery Channel; the History Channel, and other networks. The school recently upgraded to the new Direct TV system which enables the programs to be recorded after hours and stored for viewing at a later time. “This allows me to record specific programming and provides a visual for the units we are working on. It helps the students grasp the concepts and that is a benefit to their learning experience,” said Crosson.
San Isabel Board member Ray Garcia presented the equipment to the school. “As an electric cooperative, we are owned by the members we serve and are guided by the principle of giving back to our communities,” said Garcia. “Educating our young people is very important to San Isabel, and we are happy to help the Gardner school in their pursuit of academic excellence.”