One class at a time: interactive learning

By Mark Bullion

February 22, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- Classrooms throughout central Illinois are taking learning beyond the textbook and becoming more interactive. Now, one school in the town of Normal will be able to do just that in this week's One Class at a Time.

For technology teacher Kelly Geigner at Hammitt Junior Senior High School, being interactive with her students is key to helping them learn and succeed.

"It's great to really be able to learn stuff on the computer, but in order to really understand technology, they need to get in their with their hands and get physical," said Geigner.

And that's where HOI-19 and CEFCU stepped in, presenting her with a $1,000 check.

That $1,000 will go toward Lego technology for her classes to help her students get that hands-on approach to learning.

"Particularly we're interested in learning about how to harness renewable energy and learning about winds farms, and so we're going to be able to build some little wind farms and then hopefully go take a trip to the actual wind farms, which there are a lot here in our area," added Geigner.