New Partners Collaborate with Clear Creek Education Foundation to Support Virtual Learning

By: Deborah Laine
| Published 10/15/2021

Pictured are Clear Creek Education Foundation representatives Deborah Laine and Scott Howard, Clear Creek ISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Robert Bayard (far left) and Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Karen Engle (far right), Creeksid
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LEAGUE CITY, TX -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) recently awarded $72,500 to Clear Creek ISD for lapel microphones that teachers will use to better teach virtually to students at home during these challenging times. New partners to the foundation that provided funding include the Moody Foundation and the Harris County Department of Education, in collaboration with the Education Foundation of Harris County.

Over the last year and half much has been learned about virtual learning and the tools that are most useful to provide the best online experience for students. Lapel microphones will be utilized by teachers for virtual lessons and recording instructional videos for students. “The lapel mics enable teachers to bring education to life even when learning online through mobility and not having to be tethered to their computers” said CCISD Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction. A lapel microphone gives teachers the flexibility to teach from anywhere in the classroom, move away from the laptop to read from a book, write out problems or examples on the board, and prevents teachers from being bound by the internal microphone on their laptop.

Over 500 PK-6th grade students have enrolled for virtual learning during this fall semester. The need and desire have grown for more online courses and lessons to be available to intermediate and high school students. Technology is a vital part of making sure that CCISD students have a positive learning experience online.

“We’re excited and grateful for the new partnership with the Moody Foundation who generously gave $62,500 toward this initiative. The extra $10,000 provided by the Harris County Department of Education is much appreciated as well. Their immediate response made it possible to bring this technology quickly to our teachers,” said Clear Creek Education Foundation Executive Director Deborah Laine.