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Press Release

June 2001

PSCTLT Receives Technology Challenge Grant
BOTHELL - Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology has received a $1,167,700 "Technology Challenge Grant" from the U.S. Department of Education. The congressionally authorized grant will address training needs of teachers from the Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline and Seattle School Districts.

The Teaching, Mentoring and Technology (TMT) project is designed to recruit teacher leaders from participating districts who will engage in training activities to increase their knowledge of the teaching of instructional technology and mentoring, as well as the development of skills to create and maintain an online community of learners. These teachers will then provide training to colleagues in their home districts.

Additionally, via a unique partnership, Puget Sound Center will work with TechCorps™ to provide additional technology support by utilizing corporate and community-based volunteers. TechCorps™ volunteers will be partners for the teacher leaders, providing one-on-one technology training and support, as well as working on other identified district projects.

Formal TMT program objectives are to:

  1. Establish, coordinate and provide training and mentoring opportunities for K-12 teachers in the integration and application of technology in teaching and learning.
  2. Provide resources for technology training and support staff to enable them to provided effective follow-up and mentoring to teachers participating in training to further embed technology into the teaching and learning process.
  3. Connect teachers to additional training and technical support resources by matching and managing corporate volunteers.

Puget Sound Center is a private, non-profit information and communications technology training collaboration between Edmonds and Shoreline Community Colleges. The Center is funded by corporate contributions, private endowment and government grants.

For more information, contact Les Foltos, Director of K-12 Teacher Training, 425.368.1031. PSCTLT is located at 21540 -30th Drive SE, Suite 310, in the Canyon Park Business Center in Bothell.

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