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ERIC Number: ED421151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Starting a Community-Wide Internet Turnkey Training Program for K-12 Teachers.
McGrath, Beth; Baron, Joshua
Based on the work of the New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in Education (NJNIE) project, it has been demonstrated that thoughtful integration into the curriculum of Internet-based resources has enormous potential to improve teaching and learning. "The Alliance for Training K-12 Teachers in Instructional Technologies: A National Internet-in-Education Teacher Training Program," combines and builds upon two types of outreach programs initiated in New Jersey: partnering with community colleges to provide teacher professional development, and developing turnkey trainers or "mentor teachers" to become staff developers in their schools/districts. The Alliance aims to provide professional development equivalent to a 30-hour graduate course to a minimum of 2,400 teachers in three cities (Cleveland, Miami, and Phoenix) through a network of local organizations utilizing exemplary curriculum materials and a turnkey training approach. The workshop series includes: (1) introduction to using the Internet; (2) the Internet as a communications tool; (3) collaborative projects; (4) real-time adventures on the Internet; (5) identifying and integrating compelling World Wide Web sites into the curriculum; (6) strategies for finding educational Web sites and searching for information; (7) unique resources for social science and language arts; (8) creating a school Web site; (9) classroom management and training strategies; and (10) final presentations. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: "SITE 98: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (9th, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 1998). Proceedings"; see IR 018 794.