Nov. 19-Dec. 2, 1999
IN THIS ISSUE
Guide cites U.Va., Casteen for leadership and character development efforts
History will judge Clinton harshly, Woodward tells Miller Center crowd

Cancer Center fosters world-class research and clinical care

Slingluff team developing melanoma vaccine
The Academical Village in the Internet Age
What's in the water in Charlottesville?
Internet, the media and politics
In Memoriam
Correction
Thanksgiving staples: warm food, warmer memories
Hot Links - Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Conference maps spread of nuclear weapons technology
Artisans Bazaar set for Dec. 3-5
TOP NEWS

Teaching & learning

Advances in technology challenge teachers at the kindergarten through grade 12 and post-secondary school levels. How teachers should embrace this technology and incorporate it into their classrooms was the topic of an e-summit session on "Teaching and Learning," moderated by Curry School professor Hal Burbach.

Teachers need to be viewed as real professionals in terms of salary and professional development, said Brooke E. Graham, a former teacher who is currently a U.Va. graduate student working toward a master's degree in education. Just as professors take sabbaticals to conduct research to foster career development, K-12 teachers need time to absorb and learn how to use new technology effectively, said Graham, who is collaborating with the Virginia Center for Digital History in developing materials for K-12 teachers.

Teachers should tap students' technological expertise, said Bernard R. Robin, an instructional technology professor at the University of Houston. He noted an effective program at a Texas middle school where students work with teachers to apprise them of the latest technology.

Video conferencing is an effective tool that can bring experts into the classroom, said John Griffin, president and founder of Blue Ridge Capital Inc., and a Commerce School board of trustees member. "I think alumni would be happy not to fly somewhere, but to sit in their offices and talk via remote communications with a group of students about what they do."

-- Katherine Jackson


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