$100,000 in visual learning grants awarded

After receiving 30 submissions in early 2011, VizZle has awarded more than $100,000 in microgrants to six Texas schools and districts and eight New York City schools. Combined, the Visual Learning TechGrants provide access to VizZle software for nearly 110 teachers, as well as professional development and ongoing support. Any learning institution working with children who would benefit from visual learning and language supports, including, but not limited to, students with autism, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and Asperger’s syndrome, was eligible to apply.

Winners of the TechGrant include:

* Azle Independent School District, Azle, TX
* Dickinson Independent School District, Dickinson, TX
* Lovejoy Independent School District, Allen, TX
* Mabank Independent School District, Mabank, TX
* Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
* The Monarch School, Houston, TX

* P.S. 032 The Gifford School, Staten Island, NY
* P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson, Brooklyn, NY
* P.S. 195 William Haberle, Queens, NY
* I.S. 228 David A. Boody, Brooklyn, NY
* P.S. 280, Jackson Heights, NY
* P.S. 061 Francisco Oller, Bronx, NY
* P.S. 025/I.S. South Richmond High School, Staten Island, NY
* I.S. 187 The Christa McAuliffe School, Brooklyn, NY

VizZle, produced by Monarch Teaching Technologies, is a web-based authoring tool teachers use to create visual learning supports for students with autism and other special learning needs. VizZle's library of more than 15,000 media assets help educators create and share visual learning supports for organization, instruction, and expression.