ERIC Number: ED479560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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ECO TECH LINK: PT3 Grant Builds Technology Circles in the K-18 Community.
Klinger, Katie; Duckett, Jane; Medrano, Maria; Crow, Nedra; Stowers, Gwen
Through the vehicle of the PT3 grant program, ECO TECH LINK has built a strong consortium to support technology circles of government, education and business in order to raise student achievement scores, shorten the time it takes to earn a teaching credential, and enhance the quality of teacher credential courses. The ECO TECH LINK grant enables targeted teacher candidates, including women, minorities, military and high tech professionals, to earn a preliminary teaching credential using a combination of online, face-to-face, video and extended field experience. Math and science curricula with environmental themes are the "real world" framework for online courses providing anytime and anyplace access. This paper describes the need, design, structure, progress and evaluation of the PT3 grant during the first year of implementation. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Credentials, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Higher Education, Program Development, Teacher Education, Technology Integration
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.