Eight CSU Campuses Receive Total of $9.5 Million from U.S.
Dept. of Education to Train Teachers to Use Technology
Eight California State University campuses recently received a total
of more than $9.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train
teachers to use technology in the classroom. The CSU campuses are: Bakersfield,
Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Long Beach, Sacramento, Sonoma, San Diego and
San Francisco.The grants will fund programs to incorporate technology
training into teacher preparation programs, provide training to current
teachers, and offer computer skills training to School of Education faculty
at CSU campuses.
The CSU campuses are among more than 100 grantees across the country
that will receive $128 million over the next three years as part of the
"Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology" grants program. The
program, which encourages partnerships among colleges, universities, elementary
and secondary schools, community-based organizations and technology companies,
will train 200,000 new teachers to become technology-proficient by the
The following are brief descriptions of the CSU grants:
- Bakersfield - More than $971,000 to train student teachers in the
best use of computers in the classroom, in conjunction with Apple Computer's
California Learning Interchange.
- Dominguez Hills - More than $604,000 to help teacher candidates in
all grade levels across the South Bay and South Los Angeles. The training
will include using the Internet, applying Web-assisted courses, using
computers to analyze tests, and understanding Power Point software.
- Fresno - $1.14 million to improve teacher candidates' skills in implementing
technology into their teaching; prepare teachers to meet the technology
learning needs of low-income, rural and minority students; improve the
assessment of students' technology skills; and prepare selected students
to become technology leaders in their future schools.
- Long Beach - $1.29 million to improve technology skills for School
of Education faculty and students; infuse technology throughout basic
teacher preparation programs; and expand access to computers for faculty
- Sacramento - $1.2 million to redesign teacher preparation courses
to take advantage of technology and to create new lessons for K-12 classrooms.
The grant will be used in conjunction with a $900,000 grant from the
National Science Foundation and a commitment from Apple Computers to
provide technology training for local school administrators.
- Sonoma - $1.4 million to infuse technology into the instruction of
future teachers; provide training and support for SSU faculty to master
technology skills; and offer feedback on preparation of teacher candidates.
- San Diego - $1.5 million to develop and implement two interactive,
Web-based multimedia instructional series. The first will develop instructional
materials to improve high school students' reading skills, and the second
will focus on additional subjects. During the third year of the grant,
the project will be expanded through a series of 11 workshops to reach
an estimated 6,600 teachers.
- San Francisco - Nearly $1.4 million for the university's Department
of Special Education to test and implement new and emerging technologies
for use by regular and special learners. The project also will help
redesign teacher education courses and ensure the integration of technology
into all subject matter areas. In cooperation with Oracle Corporation
and Apple Computers, the project will create the Community of Online
Learners for continuous communication, access to resources, sharing
of ideas and dissemination of new online learning materials.
27 June 2000