Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) December 12, 2005
InfoSource recently named six school districts, representing more that 50 elementary, middle, and high schools, that will receive the Integrating Technology in the Classroom Grant, designed to accelerate learning through the innovative use of technology. InfoSource has extended the grant program and plans to award approximately 50 more grants (up to $2.5 million in product value) in 2006.
The following school districts all shared a common goal of transforming teaching and learning through the integration of technology in the classroom and therefore were selected to receive the grant:
- South Kingstown School District, Rhode Island
- Newton Public Schools, Kansas
- Whitfield County Schools, Georgia
- El Dorado Public Schools, Arkansas
- Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, Vermont
- Platte Canyon School District, Colorado
The InfoSource Integrating Technology in the Classroom Grant Program aims at supporting “in need” school districts by providing the tools and technology needed to improve digital literacy skills for both teachers and students, simplify and enhance the learning process, and make computers and the Internet an integral part of the classroom. The purpose is to provide qualified districts with the How to Master Learn It! Build It! Share It! suite of online tools and technology training. With dial-up or broadband Internet access and the Learn It! Build It! Share It! suite faculty, staff, and students can access online computer and Internet skills training, testing, assignments, grade books, reporting, chat rooms, discussion boards, file sharing, a lesson plan builder, and a lesson plan library. The suite also contains a simple-to-use content authoring tool and test builder so teachers can easily create their own online training and tests. Additionally, parental involvement programs can easily be developed allowing them to view their children's progress, grades, and activities.
The grant is open to all K-12 school districts in the United States that can demonstrate a need for the How To Master Learn It! Build It! Share It! online suite. For more information and to apply for the grant, visit the InfoSource website (http://www.howtomaster.com), and click on the Grant Program link. The application process consist of two parts; a simple online application form and submission of a short 1-2 page summary detailing how the district plans to integrate technology in the classroom utilizing the InfoSource suite of online tools and technology training.
“We are truly excited about receiving the Integrating Technology in the Classroom Grant,” exclaimed Audrey Williams, Instructional Technology Coordinator with Whitfield County Schools in Georgia. “This dynamic e-learning platform will allow our elementary, middle, and high school teachers to not only focus on learning technology, but it will enlighten them about how to integrate computers and the Internet into key subjects like math, science, social studies and language arts,” Williams added. With the support of the InfoSource Grant, Whitfield County Schools can now embrace their vision for all students and teachers to be able to use technology to prepare for life in the 21st century through the integration of technology into the daily activities of the classroom.
To learn more about the Integrating Technology in the Classroom Grant Program and for help on meeting and tracking federal and state technology standards please contact InfoSource at 800-393-4636 or visit http://www.howtomaster.com.
About InfoSource, Inc.
InfoSource, Inc., in business since 1983, is a developer and provider of high-quality Web-based training (WBT), computer-based training (CBT), and instructor-led training (ILT) courseware for the K-12 Education, Corporate, and Government markets. InfoSource’s How To Master family of products cover PC applications, professional development skills, IT certification preparation and technology integration training. In addition to its Web-delivered learning services, electronic training materials, and printed books, InfoSource also develops, maintains, and markets a unique Content Authoring Tool (CAT) and robust Learning Management System (LMS).
Contact: Erin Kary, InfoSource, Inc., 800-393-4636 x221, firstname.lastname@example.org
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