Minn. teachers pilot online training
- By Daniel Keegan
- May 01, 2000
Fifteen Minnesota schools are taking part in a pilot program that allows
five staff members from those schools to take technology courses online
The teachers can choose from more than 200 courses from online training
company NETg's Skill Builder library. The courses, cover a variety of software
and programs, such as Microsoft Corp.'s Word, Oracle and Windows NT. The
classes will teach participants how to use the software and how to incorporate
them into the classroom.
The program, involving NETg, Minnesota state colleges and universities,
and the Office of Technology at the state's Department of Administration,
requires teachers to take at least one course and provide a written review
of the material and suggest ways to integrate it into staff development
plans and programs.
The pilot, which runs from May 1 to Sept. 1 and allows staff members
to take as many courses as they want, aims to promote technology skills
within Minnesota's K-12 teachers and staff.
NETg was used during the past two years at colleges and universities
around the state.