Century Link CenturyLink, Inc., in partnership with the Organization for Educational Technology Curriculum (OETC), is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, administered by OETC, today opened the application process for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

“With technology such a normal part of our everyday lives, teachers are constantly finding new and creative ways to use technology in their classrooms,” CenturyLink Southwest Washington vice president and general manager Chris Denzin said. “This is a great opportunity for CenturyLink to help by identifying those teachers, recognize them for their innovation and support them with grants to expand their use of technology in the classroom.”

Tylor Hankins, a teacher from View Ridge Middle School in the Ridgefield school district, was the recipient of a $5,000 grant for the 2012-2013 school year. Mr. Hankins used the grant to create the opportunity for students to utilize iPads and 3D printers to bring their CAD designs and prototypes to life in their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) class.

“Thanks to the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation grant, students can not only design prototypes, but see those prototypes come to life creating a much richer learning experience,” said Hankins.


To learn more about the program or to apply for a grant, visit http://teach.oetc.org/centurylink/wa

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2014.

CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

The Foundation will award more than $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through the 2013-2014 Teachers and Technology program.

About the CenturyLink Foundation

CenturyLink’s vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

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