Oakville Senior High School awarded eMINTS/METS grant, Blunt announces

Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced that Oakville Senior High School is home to one of the 100 new technology classrooms in 100 Missouri schools.

Oakville is among the 25 high schools from the 100 classrooms to share $2.9 million through the state’s eMINTS/METS — or enhances Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies/Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science — Classrooms Grant Program, according to a district news release.

The combination of eMINTS/METS Classrooms Grant Program was designed to create a visible set of classrooms that effectively integrate high-quality mathematics and science curriculum with re-search-based teaching strategies that are powered by technology.

The eMINTS/METS classrooms will provide one computer for every two students.

Teachers are required to attend 175 hours of training over two years. The training includes such technology as Web-site building, use of SMART Boards and Web-quest lesson planning.

In addition, teachers are trained on such research-based effective teaching strategies as inquiry/discovery learning and constructivism, according to the release.

Teacher John Souris, Director Yvonne Morris and several other district professionals wrote the successful grant application last May. Souris will integrate the eMINTS/METS classroom with Oakville High School’s probability and statistics courses. He hopes that by the end of the two years Oakville will have in place an eMINTS/METS classroom for Advance Placement Statistics, the release stated.