Technology teacher takes home $1000 grant to upgrade classroom

Julia Powers is happy to have some extra cash to make changes to her classroom
Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 5:07 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Mrs. Powers has has been on the cutting edge of teaching technology for over two decades. Now she’s going to have the chance to push her students even more. She’s our latest winner of the $1000 grant for her classroom courtesy of CEFCU and 25 News.

$1000 grant winner Mrs. Powers
$1000 grant winner Mrs. Powers(25 News)

Mrs. Powers teaches a variety of classes at Limestone High School. “I teach digital media, computer science. I teach our freshman digital literacy class, and I’m also the yearbook advisor,” explained Mrs. Powers.

She’s seen technology change quite a bit over the years.

Powers explained, “I was taught how to teach on typewriters. We obviously don’t have typewriters anymore. That’s what I always say, the one constant in technology is change.”

Now she can use the $1000 grant to upgrade what she has available for her students.

“I am always looking for ways to get new technology in the hands of kids. So digital cameras, a GoPro, anything that maybe students don’t have access to so they can come in here and learn and leave with that real world skill,” she explained.