North Lenoir teacher wins state technology grant again

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) - For the second year in a row, a teacher in the east has snagged one of the state's most competitive technology grants.

This year, the Century Link Teachers and Technology Grant was awarded to Reginald Dawson, an English teacher at North Lenoir High School.

Dawson says he plans to use the 49-hundred dollar grant to integrate the study of the novel "Code Talker" with introductory lessons for his students in computer coding.

"Code Talker" explores the role the Navajo Native Americans in the U.S. Marines played in battlefield communications by using the unbreakable code that was their native language.

The grant will provide Dawson's classes with a Macbook laptop, copies of the novel, sphero robots to help test and refine their coding skills and sundry supplies.