WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – One teacher wins $1,000 for the fourth Cedar Valley Tools for Schools award this school year.
Lindsey Klein is an English Language Learners (ELL) at Waterloo West High School.
Many of Klein’s students come from different countries and speak different languages from around the world.
Klein hopes to use the award money to buy virtual reality goggles for her students. She said the use of technology will help eliminate language barriers in her classroom.
She hopes her students will be able to fully experience, explore and engage in their lessons, which will help them with their writing.
“With their writing, you know, if we’re expecting them to describe something, if they can see it and it feels more life like, then they’re able to use more of those descriptive words and their writing will improve a little bit more because they experienced it they don’t just see it in a picture,” she said.
The Cedar Valley Tools for Schools program is a partnership between KWWL, the University of Iowa Community Credit Union and Kimball and Beecher.