Western North Carolina Education Network (WNC EdNET)

Organization:
Southwestern NC Planning & Economic Development Commission
Amount:
$2,000,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Swain
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to assist the public schools and school systems in Jackson, Macon, Clay, Cherokee, Graham and Swain counties to procure and use upgradeable, high-capacity broadband configurations to enhance learning and educational opportunities, professional development, and organizational administration. Objectives of the project are to: (1) establish a coalition of partners for the purpose of collaboratively enhancing the development and use of technology as a tool for improving learning opportunities; (2) facilitate the procurement of broadband infrastructure by the participating partners’ central and field sites; (3) facilitate capacity-building and use of broadband technology for the enhancement of teaching and learning; and (4) help export the WNC EdNET model to other potential adopting sites. Golden LEAF funds will be used for electronics, building fiber infrastructure to enhance educational networking and learning, professional development and training for both teaching and administrative purposes.

Contact:
Mr. Bill Gibson 125 Bonnie Lane Sylva, North Carolina 28779 828-586-1962
Areas Served:
Clay, Cherokee, Macon, Jackson, Graham, Swain

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