COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
PRINS. MEMO NO. 19
ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY
November 6, 2001
||Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Corporation - YouthTouch Grant Opportunity
We are pleased to provide information about
the YouthTouch Technology Integration System for elementary children that
is sponsored by the Goldenrod Research Corporation. Listed below are a
few facts about this grant initiative:
The program focuses on developing children’s comprehension
of ratios, estimating, coordinates, and graphing in addition to reinforcing
other experiences in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies
The program provides hands-on experiences for
children in grades 3–6.
The resources are designed and packed to provide
experiences for 100 children (25 per grade level); however, the children
cannot work simultaneously with all of the resources.
The children work in teams of 3 or 4 at each grade
The program has been correlated to the Virginia
Standards of Learning for mathematics.
The hands-on resources are designed to supplement
the classroom curriculum.
The resources are primarily computer-driven hardware
and software teaching tools that place emphasis on critical thinking, problem
solving, and teamwork.
Initial and on-going YouthTouch training is provided
give teachers a working knowledge of robotics
including hydraulic and pneumatic equipment; and
show teachers how to incorporate YouthTouch activities
into their curriculum to enhance the learning process.
The estimated total cost of the program is $19,000.
Goldenrod Research Corporation will award grants in the amount of $9,500
toward the purchase of the YouthTouch resources.
Nationwide Goldenrod is prepared to award 150
grants this school year.
The deadline for applications is November 20,
2001. Goldenrod will work with school divisions that have difficulty meeting
the November 20 deadline.
Goldenrod would like to award six grants in Virginia;
however, the corporation is not constrained by a specific number in any
Grant applicants must complete an application
form and write a 100-word essay on why their school desires to receive
For additional information about the YouthTouch
program, contact Ms. Lea Melchior, President, Goldenrod Research Corporation,
at (888) 827-2260 or send e-mail correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact George Willcox, specialist for technology education,
at 804 225-2839 or email@example.com
for additional information and assistance related to the YouthTouch program.