• The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation proudly announces its
    Major Projects for 2012-2013

    It is with great pride that the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation announces its Major Projects for the 2012-2013 year.  These projects were selected by the Foundation's Projects Committee in concert with district administration, staff, and community members.
    To help make these projects a reality, please click here to make an online donation, or here to make a donation by mail.
    OverDrive is a digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital content which will provide Barrington 220 with a download service from more than 1,000 publishers. This service facilitates the integration of eBooks and other digital content into the school libraries. OverDrive resources enhance student engagement through the technology to which they are accustomed. Students can read books on their own personal devices or school-assigned devices like an iPod or Kindle. 

    This grant covers the subscription and collection development for a K-5 digital library system for one year and collection development for the existing middle school and high school OverDrive digital library system.
    For more information on OverDrive, please visit http://www.overdrive.com/.
    This nationally recognized, accredited pre-engineering curriculum is entering its fourth year at Barrington High School and the Foundation is proud to have provided financial support for the program since its inception.  The PLTW curricula links demanding mathematics and science courses with quality academic and technical courses.  Currently the program includes Introduction to Design Engineering, Principles of Engineering, and Digital Electronics.  In the coming year, Civil Engineering and Architecture will be added. 
    For more information on the Project Lead the Way curriculum, please visit http://www.pltw.org/.
    doc camera
    A document camera can enhance instruction for all students by extending the use of the SMART Board, actively engaging students in the learning process, and providing a medium for immediate and authentic feedback on a student's work.  Student work can be displayed to the entire class which can facilitate editing, revising, modeling, and peer reviewing.  Worksheets and graphic organizers can be filled out as a classroom activity where hands-on learners can take the lead.  Visual learners can benefit from the use of a classroom document camera by seeing small 3-D items, text, and demonstrations, in a much bigger way.
    This grant covers the purchase of 25 SMART document cameras at Barrington High School.   
    For more information on document cameras, please visit http://smarttech.com/doccam.
    Thank you for your interest in the Foundation's 2012-2013 Major Projects.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Donna Penyak, Projects Chair, at 220foundation@gmail.com.