It's a given that in order for students to benefit from advanced technology in all areas of the curriculum, all faculty members need to receive extensive training. At Rochelle Township High School (RTHS) in Illinois, we knew it would be pointless to install Pentium-based Windows 95 multimedia computers in each classroom without providing training as well. So when we upgraded our computers during the 1998-99 school year, we committed to training our entire staff at the same time.


We considered several training models: intensive three- or four-week summer sessions, before- or after-school sessions, peer mentoring, and others. Though each method has...

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