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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( August 1, 1999)
LOCAL TEACHER PARTICIPATES IN TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING PROGRAM AT SDSM& T: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE U. S.
Stephen Schumacher of Bowdle participated in a Technology for Teaching and Learning ( TTL) program this summer at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T). Schumacher, who works in the Harrold School District 32- 1, was one of 176 teachers and school administrators to participate in the TTL program for network administrators, the first of its kind in the United States.
The program is an initiative by Governor Bill Janklow to connect K- 12 education throughout the state of South Dakota. SDSM& T’s role is to teach representatives from each South Dakota school district how to maintain a network server. Two other TTL programs have been conducted this summer in an effort to connect education throughout the state. In Madison, a TTL for superintendents was conducted to teach participants how to manage technology, and at Black Hills State University a TTL was conducted for teachers to instruct them how to use technology to make an effective classroom presentation.
“ South Dakota is poised to be a leading state in education,” said Dr. Richard Gowen, President of SDSM& T. “ The key element is wiring the schools, and the Technology for Teaching and Learning programs.
“ We are working to enhance individual education and connect the schools in a way so that we can continue to grow,” said Gowen. “ It opens up the state for all sorts of possibilities.”
South Dakota’s Technology for Teaching and Learning program is the first effort by any state in the country to connect K- 12 education and provide extensive training to teachers, administrators, and superintendents in school districts across the state.
Photo Caption: Stephen Schumacher of Harrold School District 32- 1 is congratulated by Dr. Richard Gowen, President of SDSM& T, for his participation in the first ever Technology for Teaching and Learning training program for network administrators.
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