HotChalk Makes Second Annual Tech Donation to Faubion Elementary School

Charles Schlimpert, Rebecca Marshall, Edward M. Fields
Pictured (left to right): Edward M. Fields – President and CEO of HotChalk, Rebecca Marshall – Director, 101KXL FM Radio in Portland, Charles Schlimpert – President of Concordia Portland

Online education leader HotChalk, Inc. and partner institution Concordia University – Portland demonstrated their continued efforts to help close the achievement gap in Title 1 schools through the use of technology with their second annual donation to Portland’s Faubion School.

This year’s donation of 300 Google Nexus 7 tablets was presented to school leaders on March 21st during a Faubion School assembly celebrating Dr. Seuss’ achievements in promoting literacy.

“Our students and teachers could not be more excited about using technology to enhance learning at Faubion,” said Faubion School Principal LaShawn Lee.

As part of the assembly, Faubion students presented a slideshow they had created using the “Skitch” application.

The HotChalk/Concordia partnership is based around the university’s innovative “3 to PhD” effort, a public/private educational collaboration to support learning beginning at 3 years of age and extending through higher education.

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“Technology alone will not improve education outcomes, but the use of technology in collaboration with teachers, students, and the community can,” said HotChalk CEO Edward M. Fields. “Concordia and Faubion have formed a committed partnership designed to support improvements in the classroom by working with teachers and technology. HotChalk is proud to be part of this innovative effort.”

Faubion School represents a diverse community within Portland, and school leaders are deeply committed to student achievement. Faubion has been the recipient of Portland Public Schools Foundation’s “Excellence in Education Award” twice in the last five years and recently received the “Sustaining Excellence Award.” The State of Oregon also honored Faubion in 2006 for its efforts to close the student achievement gap.

Concordia University is a private, Lutheran, liberal arts university based in Portland, Ore., with a mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Founded in 1905, Concordia University is Oregon’s fastest-growing university, now serving more than 5,000 students on its campuses and online, through its College of Education, College of Health & Human Services, College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences, School of Management, and School of Law in Boise, Idaho. Visit www.cu-portland.edu and www.concordialaw.com.