The TD Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to support Woods’ efforts to incorporate new approaches that use technology to meet the needs of students with severe behavioral and emotional disorders.
This grant will help make it possible to develop customized video modules or “gamification” to teach social and behavioral expectations. The gamification of learning is an innovative, educational approach to motivate students to learn by using video game design and elements. The goal is to maximize engagement through capturing the interest of learners and inspire them to continue to learn. New vocational curricula will focus on STEAM areas such as desktop publishing, computer game design and fashion design. The new modules will have the potential to be replicated in many school settings across the country, to the benefit of some of the most vulnerable students with special needs.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $243 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/