The Lisbon Exempted Village Schools is part of a county consortium that received an ODE Straight A grant worth $975,000. This grant will implement a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program. Through hands on Project Based Learning, students will implement the InventorCloud online curriculum at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The grant provides Lisbon stu-dents with both state of the art technology and software. The inventorCloud curriculum, already being implemented in the district, is paid for over the next three years.
Some of the equipment the Lisbon Schools received were: 30 iPads at McKinley elementary, 30 Chrome Books for the middle school, 2-3D Printers (with access to a CNC router, 2 Laser engravers, and 8 additional 3D Printers at the Career Center). These 3D printers will be controlled by 6 Dell quad-core processing computers being set up in a STEM classroom at the high school. Storm boxes are also being placed in each building so that students can connect to a production lab at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center and Choffin Career Center in Youngstown. Through this equip-ment, students will be able to see in real time pro-jects being complete
The equipment will be used throughout the district where STEM is being implemented. Several teachers in Lisbon Schools have already been through training in the summer to be able to provide their Lisbon students with the most up to date knowledge of how to teach our kids through the use of this new technology and curriculum.