Turning Foundation Launches Community College Grant Program with Turning Technologies

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Monday, October 29, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Turning Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, in collaboration with Turning Technologies today announced the Fall 2012 Community College Classroom Improvement Technology Grant. The goal of this effort is to help instructors develop 21st century classrooms and improve student outcomes by providing effective, engaging technology from an industry-leading company.

Turning Foundation Director, John Wilson stated, “This is our first grant effort directed specifically at supporting student success in community colleges. We are excited to offer a classroom technology for instructors to engage students in the learning process and positively impact learning outcomes. There are tremendous pressures related to improving student success in community colleges, and providing classroom response technology through this grant is one way to support improved outcomes.”

Grant applications will be accepted from instructors in any community college setting in the United States. Five (5) classroom awards with an estimated value of $2,500 each will be distributed nationally.

Turning Technologies will provide grant winners with a 32-seat classroom response system complete with the following:

POLLING SOFTWARE

TurningPoint® offers advanced capabilities with the same user experience on Mac & PC. A simple interface provides for instant management of polling, content, participants, sessions and reports. Poll students directly from PowerPoint®, overtop any application and administer self-paced testing. TurningPoint is a versatile solution for assessment delivery and data collection in any environment.

RESPONSE SOLUTIONS

ResponseCard® NXT clickers provide self-paced test mode for individual assessment. Designed with an angled LCD screen, students have optimum views of answer submissions. In addition, 1 year ResponseWare® licenses will be awarded, giving students the option to respond from any mobile device in addition to clickers. ResponseWare is a web-enabled solution that turns any Internet-connected device into a mobile response solution.

IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT

A complimentary three part webinar training series will be made available to all grant winners. In addition, recipients will be invited to attend an informative best practice pedagogical webinar hosted by a Turning Technologies’ Distinguished Educator. Webinars will introduce unique uses to help enhance the user experience with response technology.

Instructors can submit CIT grant applications online through December 14, 2012. For more information and a link to the application, please visit: www.turningtechnologies.com/CC-Grant.

“Turning Technologies’ continued support of the Turning Foundation and in the CIT Grant is a direct result of the company’s commitment at our inception – to bring student response to the classroom and support student learning at every level,” commented Mike Broderick, Turning Technologies Founder and CEO. “The power of real-time, immediate feedback both as an engagement tactic and as an instructional tool is proven, effective, and a critical need for every classroom in the drive for higher student achievement.”

About Turning Technologies:

Turning Technologies creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments. Founded in 2002, the company began with the development of response technology that was affordable, user-friendly and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits. Today, an estimated six million ResponseCard clickers have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. Turning has expanded its portfolio of products to include data collection systems that securely transfer digital data for various assessment, testing and certification programs. Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies can be found at www.TurningTechnologies.com.

About Turning Foundation: Turning Technologies, a leader in the student response industry, established the Turning Foundation in 2009 as separate non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the foundation is... "To seek, secure and distribute resources in support of improving educational opportunities and student achievement in K-16 settings and enhancing community well-being." We hope to help facilitate the connections between education and community well-being, here in the greater Mahoning valley and nationally. www.TurningFoundation.org.