3Com plans to give free TeacherPrep scholarships to 100 school districts for technology training that will take place between Nov. 3 and Nov. 14, 2003. 3Com launched the program, in partnership with EVista Consulting Group, to help train K-12 teachers to use technology and the internet effectively in the classroom. The program will enable thousands of teachers to receive technology training using a “train-the-trainers” model. TeacherPrep is six-course certification program that’s based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NET-T). The coursework incorporates audio, slide presentations, electronic learning resources, on-line meetings, and common desktop software. Applicants must submit an online form. Entries will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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