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Press Release

December 2000

The Puget Sound Center Receives Special Department of Education Grant
The Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, an information and communications technology training collaboration between Edmonds and Shoreline Community Colleges in Washington State, received a $462,500 congressionally authorized grant from the Department of Education to address technology training needs of teachers from the Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, and Seattle School Districts and Edmonds and Shoreline Community Colleges.

The HiTech Teacher Training Project (HT3P) will provide public school staff and community college faculty with quality professional development opportunities, including ongoing special IT training to support applications of both standard and new technologies in the classroom. Information about specific training opportunities can be found at www.psctlt.org.

Project Objectives:

  1. Focus on training vendor-specific technology programs/classes (i.e.: Microsoft Office, Visual Basic, PageMaker and others) as well as industry certifications (i.e.: A+ and Net+ among others).
  2. Professional development for teachers and faculty focusing on integration and application of technology in the classroom.
  3. The design and/or evaluation of online courses for faculty training in IT and in using technology in the classroom.

In collaboration with the school districts and community colleges, The Puget Sound Center is identifying courses and workshops to offer the best design for training opportunities and delivery of the training and support programs. For further information on the HT3P, contact: Karen Peterson, Manager, HiTech Teacher Training Project, 425.368.1028.

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