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United Stated Department of Education Title II, Part A Grant Finds Success with Tech4Learning Professional Development
Timonium, Maryland, February 2011 — For the second school year, Baltimore County Public Schools has partnered with Tech4Learning to deliver high-quality professional development for non-public schools within the county as part of a Title II Part A grant. This year’s successful set of trainings focused on strengthening home-school communication.
Educators participating in the trainings explored ideas and strategies for fostering successful communication with parents and used Tech4Learning’s Share software to develop customized web sites for their classroom to share assignments, curriculum resources, classroom stories, and student work. Web sites were hosted through K12Share.com, an online hosting service that connects directly with Share.
“Since you can publish and manage your site without ever leaving the software, it makes it easy for all teachers, regardless of technology ability, to publish and share classroom sites that support their learners beyond the walls of the classroom,” says David Wagner, CEO of Tech4Learning.
“Our goal for these workshops is to provide the non-public schools in our county with the know-how and resources to develop and post classroom web sites,” shares Jeanne Imbriale, Professional Development Coordinator for Baltimore County Public Schools. “Tech4Learning was a natural choice to help us reach this goal.”
This is the second year Tech4Learning has partnered with Baltimore County Public Schools to deliver high-quality professional development to private schools in the county. Last year’s workshops focused on integrating technology to foster 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.
Tech4Learning, is an innovative educational technology company that develops and markets original professional development programs and creativity products for K-12 education. Founded in 1999, Tech4Learning has focused on developing tools educators need to be successful with technology in their classrooms. Tech4Learning can be found on the Internet at www.tech4learning.com.