Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Roxann Morris
PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University and The Intel Teach to the Future program are offering computer classes this fall for teachers, counselors and administrators in public, private and charter schools in the area. The focus of the program is to integrate technology with curriculum standards to boost student success.
Participants will receive for free $1,000 worth of resources, including two legal copies of Microsoft XP, Encarta and MS Publisher, and 20 quality standards-based lessons on CD for use in their schools.
The skills and concepts taught are applicable to users of Apple, Macintosh and Windows PCs. Five-day sessions begin soon, with several sessions available at different times and dates.
The goal of the Intel Teach to the Future Program is to train classroom educators how to promote project-based learning and effectively integrate the use of computers into their existing curriculum so that students will increase their learning and achievement.
The training consists of 40 hours of hands-on instruction to be delivered via 10 curricular modules. Sessions can be arranged for an entire school or district at the school's facility as well.
Funded with support from Intel, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Eastern New Mexico University and the Eastern Regional Resource Center, class participants receive approximately $1,000 worth of free resources, including a dual-license version of Microsoft Office Professional, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Encarta and a curriculum CD.
Participants will build lessons to use in the classroom; a portfolio and standards-based unit plan incorporating multimedia presentations, publications, web pages and support materials for students and teachers.
Tuition is required if taken for credit. Otherwise, there is no cost to participants.
For more information, call Roxann Morris at 505.624.7221 or 505.760.9581.