Savannah, March 31, 2021
– Chatham Academy at Royce received a $1,000 grant from the Matthews Children’s Foundation through their friends at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. The grant will be used to assist with the purchase of new Chromebooks. Chatham Academy continues to use Google Classroom, which enables students to participate within the classroom, independently, and collaboratively.
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors have been long time friends and advocates of Royce Learning Center and Chatham Academy. "Fox & Weeks is honored to continue being able to support important organizations in our community such as Royce Learning Center through the Matthews Children's Foundation," said Fox & Weeks Vice President Matt Weeks. "We are especially privileged to be able to present these funds to Chatham Academy at Royce as we continue to maneuver through the COVID pandemic."
Chatham Academy at Royce is one of five programs at Royce Learning Center. They have been educating students in grades 1 – 12 with Learning Disabilities, ADHD and other similar differences in the Savannah community since 1978. Their goal is to help each student reach their potential both academically and socially.
“An adequate technology is a necessity in today’s learning environment,” said Royce Executive Director, Ron Wilson. “The Chrombeooks are imperative as we continue to include Google Education in our teaching curriculum. The impact will be far reaching for years to come as we continue to incorporate technology in education with online learning, testing and beyond into collegiate or vocational endeavors.”
Many students learn best when they can apply a "hands-on" approach to learning. Students use Chromebooks to study lessons, learn computer literacy, and collaborate with each other. Having access to Chromebooks also allows them to work at their own pace, repeating difficult lessons without the embarrassment of their peers. Studies have also found that students actively involved in technology are more motivated to learn.