The SMARTer Kids Foundation of Canada announces that it is now accepting applications for the 2007-2008 Connections program, a fully funded collaborative learning experience for sixth grade classes in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Eight classes will be selected and equipped with leading-edge education technology. Teachers will be trained to use the technology prior to the start of the program and will collaborate on learning projects with the other selected schools during the 2007-2008 school year. The goal of the Connections program is to encourage mutual respect and understanding among students, regardless of geographical location, through a year of unique learning experiences and collaboration. In addition to supplying education technology and teacher training, the foundation also brings teachers and selected students together in May 2008 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for a week of friendship, adventure, and learning.

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