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WHOVILLE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY GRANT FUNDING
Grant Will Prepare Future Teachers to Use Technology in 21st Century
Whoville, GA, Feb. 20, 2001 -- Whoville College of Education has received
a$1.2 million, three-year grant -- the largest ever received by the College -- from the U.S. Department of Educations PT3
Program. The grant will fund the Colleges new TechTeam program, which aims to
infuse technology into its teacher preparation curriculum. PT3 (Preparing Tomorrows
Teachers to Use Technology) is a federal initiative to prepare future K-12 educators so that they are technology proficient. Whoville was one of 120 winners in the nationwide competition.
Whoville TechTeam program will develop a model to ensure that teacher candidates are proficient in using technology. A critical component of the program will give college faculty the support and training
they need to teach using technology, themselves. Future teachers will teach the
way they are taught, commented Dr. Jonathan Doe, Dean of Whovilles College of Education. If their college professors are using
technology to teach in innovative ways, these future teachers will bring that same innovation to our school systems. Dr. Doe headed up the team who compiled the successful TechTeam grant proposal.
project also aims to develop and deliver classroom lessons tied to state standards.
TechTeams partners include CorpCompute Inc. and several K-12 schools in Whoville, who are giving student teachers invaluable
field experience in technology-infused learning.
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Well-prepared teachers are vital to the growth of community. Given the role of technology
in our society and the learning benefits of technology-infused education, teachers who know how to use technology in the classroom
are invaluable, commented Dr. Doe. Developing future teachers who know how to use modern learning technologies to improve
student learning is a major challenge facing the nation's teacher preparation system.
Federal, state, and local agencies are investing billions of dollars to equip schools with modern computers and telecommunication
networks. But these information technology investments will not pay off unless
future teachers become technology-proficient educators who know how to use these new learning tools to improve learning.
2, Whoville Grant
it is a testament to the strength of Whovilles College of Education that we were successful applicants of this very competitive
grant competition, commented Dr. Janet Doe, President of Whoville University. This
really puts Whovilles education capabilities on the map.
year the program awarded 225 grants to prepare more than 400,000 educators. The grants, which will support teacher preparation
improvements in virtually every state and region in the country, are designed to be self-sustaining after grant funding is
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