Curriculum Administrator, April 1998, p. 11
Giving teachers three computers in exchange for 28 hours of technology training is just one of the professional development incentives in place at the Alief Independent School District in Texas. Another component of the district’s training program is issuing a list of “technology competencies” to teachers. In addition, 22 teachers from 11 campuses receive specialized training to serve as experts who can instruct other teachers inside and outside the district.
These programs are part of a $17-million push to put 3 or more networked computers in every classroom of the 37,000-student, 33-campus district.