Miss. Teachers to get Online Training Tool
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Feb 06, 2000
Mississippi's Education Department has selected Classroom Connect's Connected
University as its online professional development program for educators.
The program will enable the state's teachers and educational staff to
improve their Internet skills through a variety of online courses.
About 45 elementary schools in the state will receive the Foster City,
Calif.-based company's Connected University program as part of the Mississippi
Technology Literacy Subgrants. Those grants help to integrate technology
in the classroom.
Classroom Connect offers an online curriculum that helps educate teachers
on how to use the Internet in their classroom and links them to educational
resources on the Internet.
"Our goal is to ensure that we provide teachers with the latest tools to
help keep them up to speed with cutting-edge technology initiatives and
Internet advances," said Betty Lou Pigg, technology professional development
coordinator at Mississippi's Education Department.