The North Carolina Community College System will be providing some 67,000 of the state’s public school teachers with free, internet-based technology training.

The teachers will receive the training through LEARN N.C., a distance learning system developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Each teacher will get six hours of training on how to integrate technology into his or her classroom.

LEARN N.C., or the Learners’ and Educators’ Assistance and Resource Network of North Carolina, is a statewide network of educators using the internet to deliver professional development opportunities and learning resources that increase student achievement, enhance teacher proficiencies, and foster community participation in the educational process.

In addition to professional development courses, the LEARN N.C. network offers teacher support forums, online libraries, links to educational web sites, and model lesson plans.