Down Country distributes 60 iPads to local teachers
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Down Country passed out 60 iPads Monday night to area teachers to use with their students.
The iPads were donated by community members as a result of Down Country’s U CARE 25- I Care/I Pad Challenge.
The following schools will have received iPads so far: In Illinois- Quincy Early Childhood Center, Adams, Quincy Jr. High, Baldwin, Liberty, Central/Camp Point, Dewey, Payson, Monroe, St. Peter, Blessed Sacrament, Mendon; In Missouri- Bowling Green, North Shelby, Canton, Palmyra, Hannibal, Zion Lutheran, Mississippi Valley, Philadelphia, PAT.
That brings the total of iPads provided to area schools to 104 within the last year.
“Every child is a gift, every child can learn and every child learns differently,” said Kate Dougherty of Down Country.
Teachers use the iPads for communication, math, drill practice (repetition), social stories and other learning processes.
Down Country is a local non-profit organization founded by ten area residents in September of 2011 for individuals concerned with issues related to medical and educational abilities and disabilities. It’s dedicated to helping provide training and promoting positive awareness for individuals of all disabilities and abilities.