MSNBC, Aug. 26, 1999

Two hundred teachers in Washington state participated in a week-long technology training retreat this summer.

The program, called Teach the Teachers, allowed the participants to become completely immersed in their training, without the distractions of home and work.

This so-called “residential” approach also had a distinct focus on integrating technology into the curriculum, with the program culminating in the development of curriculum projects that teachers will now bring back to their classrooms.

Teach the Teachers has support from local businesses, as well as big-name computer companies such as Compaq, Microsoft, and Lexmark. And the program doesn’t end with the week-long experience. Participants will get together again in the fall for an all-day workshop, then once more in the spring to share their experiences.

The program will be held again next summer.