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Parkview teacher holds up a $5,000 grant for assistive technology.

Parkview Teacher Kerrie Zerba Receives $5,000 CenturyLink Grant for Assistive Technology

Parkview Elementary School’s resource room/special education teacher Kerrie Zerba received a $5,000 grant from CenturyLink’s Teachers and Technology program after submitting an application to the CenturyLink Foundation early in 2016.  Her project entitled ‘Technology Integration for Equitable Education’ will fund eight Apple Air 2 iPads with keyboards and cases, plus extra money to buy Apps for them. Zerba was…

High school students display their 3D printer creations.

Sehome Robotics Students Share 3D Printer Expertise with Roosevelt Students

Sehome High School’s Robotics program and the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department provided Roosevelt Elementary School with a 3D printer earlier this school year. After its arrival, Roosevelt library media specialist Denisa Anderson invited Sehome High robotics students to give an introduction to the printer and provide initial tech support and training with her fifth grade students.…

The front entrance of Silver Beach Elementary School.

Bellingham Elementary Students Going to Space Camp

Silver Beach Elementary student Ethan Rockwell, won the Whatcom County Math Championship among fourth-graders during the annual competition on Feb. 27. Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery sponsors the competition. Winners are awarded the opportunity to attend the NASA Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala. Other winners joining Ethan include Bellingham students; Ryan Ching, grade 5, Wade King…

A screenshot of a video created by Squalicum Students promoting physical education.

Squalicum Student Produces Video Promoting Physical Education

In Bellingham, we strive to develop students who are healthy, active individuals and skilled users of technology and information. Squalicum High School senior, Elency Ortega, used her knowledge of technology to produce her own video promoting physical education at her school. The video features different classes including weight training, yoga and walking for fitness. She produced…

A PreK student plays with a number rack toy built by Squalicum students.

Squalicum Students Build Number Racks for PreK Students

Manufacturing students from Squalicum High School worked in teams to design and fabricate 3D number racks for developmental preschool classrooms around Bellingham Public Schools. In total, 14 five-bead racks and 10 seven-bead racks were created using CAD software, 3D printers, laser engravers, wood and non-toxic paint. Special education preschool teachers were in need of math materials that mirror the…

A poster about technology in our schools.

Technology Alliance Group hosts “Technology in our Schools” at Pickford Film Center

Technology Alliance Group hosted an event, “Technology in Our Schools” on Sept. 18, 2015 from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pickford Film Center located on Bay Street. The panel consisted of Executive Director of Technology Alliance Group Meg Weber, Bellingham Public Schools Executive Director of Technology Kurt Gazow, Bellingham Public Schools Director of…