High-quality educational programs and instructional innovations require more than what is possible with local, state and federal funds alone. Donations help us provide enrichment opportunities that are not possible without private support.
As we depend on K-12 education to prepare students for an ever-changing global workforce with constant technological advancements, using those same technological advancements to learn is critical. It is important to remember that all students do not have access to the latest technology nor do students learn the same way. Students have a range of learning challenges and styles. As a result. the GEF partnered with some high school teachers to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) into the curriculum. VR helps students have deeper engagement in the subject they are learning, resulting in improved memory recall and retention. It also helps the students develop the
all-important soft skills, such as communication, reasoning, problem solving, making judgments in real-world scenarios, and thinking creatively, to name a few.