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Pukalani Elementary Recipient of $20,000 Verizon Grant

January 21, 2016, 5:06 PM HST (Updated January 22, 2016, 4:29 PM) · 6 Comments
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Pukalani Elementary School has been selected to receive the Verizon Innovative Learning Grant to help teachers expand their role in utilizing technology in the classroom.  The $20,000 grant was announced today during a meeting with teachers, student leaders and Verizon Hawaiʻi executives.

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    Through this grant, given by the Verizon Foundation, Pukalani Elementary will create an innovative learning environment powered by mobile technology, empowering students to learn about and pursue careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

    The Verizon Innovative Learning Grant is one of two grants being dispersed to Hawaiʻi elementary schools this week.

    Pukalani Elementary School photo by Wendy Osher

    Pukalani Elementary School photo by Wendy Osher

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Julia Brennan, 4th grade teacher. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Julia Brennan, 4th grade teacher. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Ian Yahya, VP for Verizon Hawaiʻi. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Ian Yahya, VP for Verizon Hawaiʻi. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Joyce Masamitsu, Verizon Foundation. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Joyce Masamitsu, Verizon Foundation. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Keona Long, vice president. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Kaitlin Kitagawa, secretary. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Kevin Follstad, tech coordinator. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Kevin Follstad, tech coordinator. Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Kaitlin Kitagawa, secretary (left) and Lily Barrett, treasurer (right). Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Keona Long, vice president (left) and Lily Barrett, treasurer (right). Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

    Pukalani Elementary School today received a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning grant. Photo, Jan. 21, 2016 by Wendy Osher.

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