In 1998, the Virginia Department of Education issued the "Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel," which requires minimum technology competency of all school personnel by July 1, 2003. However, in the case of the Stafford School District, where the author is the coordinator of instructional technology, funds were insufficient to pay for all staff members to receive training in the required time frame. The district solved this problem by implementing a "train the trainer" program, creating Technology Lead Teachers (TLT) who then would train their colleagues.

The TLT program began by selecting motivated teachers who

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