Technology Program Earns National Award
8, 2000 -- A University of Virginia program designed
to enhance teachers ability to use technology in the classroom
has received national recognition from the Learning Resources Network
Certificate in Classroom Technology Applications was recognized
by LERN from a field of over 100 program nominations. Linda Linnartz,
director of the Roanoke Center for Continuing Education, received
a plaque and recognition from LERN at its national meeting in December
in Washington, D.C.
Certificate in Classroom Technology Applications, developed by U.Va.s
Continuing Education, was one of 20 programs recognized for excellence
in the field of lifelong learning.
in the spring of 1997, the program targets teachers in kindergarten
through 12th grade classrooms around the Commonwealth.
Courses cover an array of computer topics, from "Word Processing
in the Classroom" to "Technologies for School Decision-Makers."
original set of courses was designed for those teachers who dont
know how to use word processing, databases, spreadsheets or telecommunication
applications," said Linnartz, program developer. Teachers who
have basic computer skills can take classes that help them incorporate
their skills into specific content areas. Classes for school administrators
are also offered.
pressure is on, and many school systems are using this series as
a way of training their teachers in proper applications of technology
in the classroom," Linnartz said. She estimates that the program
has served approximately 10,000 teachers across Virginia since its
more information, contact Linda Linnartz at (540) 857-7922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jill Johnson, (804)924-6855