High School Educators Honored for Outstanding Support of UNCG iSchool Program

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Eight high school educators from across North Carolina have been honored for their outstanding support of UNCG iSchool. UNCG iSchool is a state-funded online learning program that gives N.C. public high school students a tuition-paid head start on their college education.

Eight high school educators have been honored for outstanding support of UNCG iSchool, a state-funded online learning program that gives N.C. public high school students a tuition-paid head start on their college education.

During the 2009-2010 school year, more than 3,000 students from 250 North Carolina high schools were enrolled in UNCG iSchool courses. Each of those high schools has an on-site facilitator to support the program.

“High school facilitators have played a vital role in the success of UNCG iSchool,” says Robert Brown, dean, UNCG Division of Continual Learning. “They are our guiding presence in the classroom – proctoring tests, helping students stay on task, and coaching and motivating them to succeed academically.”

Each facilitator undergoes extensive training by UNCG in how to promote successful online learning. The eight educators honored with the University’s 2010 UNCG iSchool Facilitator Excellence Award, include:

Alamance County: Kristen Moore, Western Alamance High School
Buncombe County: Barbara J. Whatley, North Buncombe High School
Franklin County: Martine Rowan-Beck, Louisburg High School
Lenoir County: Ashley Tingen, North Lenoir High School, a winner for the second year in a row
Moore County: Beatrice Sanders, Pinecrest High School
Perquimans County: Betty Byrum, Perquimans High School
Union County: Lynda Greenlees, Sun Valley High School, a winner for the second year in a row
Yadkin County: Sue Drumwright, Forbush High School

UNCG iSchool is part of the Learn & Earn Online initiative funded by the N.C. General Assembly. By offering courses online, the University makes it possible for students from Murphy to Manteo to earn college credit during their regular school day.

For the spring 2011 semester, several new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses will be added to UNCG iSchool to fill an important need in North Carolina education.

For more information on UNCG iSchool, the courses it offers and the enrollment process, visit http://ischool.uncg.edu, email onlinehelp(at)uncg(dot)edu, or phone 336.334.9782 (toll free at 866.940.6247).

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