Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 10/19/01

BRATTLEBORO, VT - The Marlboro College Technology Center and the School for International Training's Teacher Knowledge Project are collaborating to offer a course for high-school teachers to familiarize them with the integration of online technologies and modern teaching methods.

During six Monday afternoon seminars that began September 17 and continue through May 2002, teachers are learning to develop an online component for courses to be taught during the next academic year, to use simple site templates to integrate materials and activities using the Web, to base their Internet projects on what they already know and learn how to transfer it to an online environment, and to work with other teachers and co-facilitators as they develop and implement the online components of their course.

Participants include 10 teachers -- one from Leland and Gray Union High School and nine from Brattleboro Union High School. The program, which offers two graduate-level credits, is being co-facilitated by Maggie Cassidy, Frank Klucken, and Patrick Morgan.

Cassidy has been a teacher at BUHS for 24 years. She co-facilitates reflective professional development for teachers through the Teacher Knowledge Project at SIT.

Klucken, a 1998 graduate of Marlboro's Teaching with Internet Technologies master's program, is an assistant professor of mathematics at Landmark College. He has extensive experience providing professional development in technology supported education.

Moran teaches graduate courses in teacher education and professional development at SIT, where he has been on the faculty since 1977. He also facilitates seminars in the Teacher Knowledge Program.

Program participants and facilitators are pleased with the collaboration of two higher education institutions working with two local high schools for the purpose of enhancing knowledge of and expertise with Internet technologies.

For more information, call Brian Schroeder at the Teacher Knowledge Project at (802) 258-3340 or Mary Greene at the Marlboro College Technology Center at (802) 258-9210.

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