The Board of Trustees voted at the August 15th meeting to approve a donation from the Franklin I Fickett Charitable Foundation in the amount of $173,835.88. The funds will be utilized to support the Inspired Classroom pilot program. What we know from research is that classroom design influences interaction and engagement, which increase student retention and achievement. Through an infusion of technology, high-impact furniture and the creativity of our teachers, Burnet CISD wants to create inspired classrooms that look, feel and operate differently than a traditional classroom. 12 teachers are participating in the pilot program and the pilot is designed to measure levels of student engagement, cooperative learning and self direct learning while meeting the intent of the strategic drivers identified by teachers: Mobility/Flexibility, Student Centered and Technology Friendly.
Mr. Ed Small, Chairman of the Franklin I Fickett Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees, presented the generous donation to Superintendent Keith McBurnett and Board President Andy Feild. The three are pictured here with the 12 BCISD teachers that are participating in the pilot program. To read all of the news from the Board meeting click here