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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —
More than 400 Illinois teachers are upgrading their computer and technology
skills this summer at eight sites throughout the state.
teachers are taking advantage of a weeklong institute, called "A
Moveable Feast." Now in its sixth year, the program, organized
by the College of Education at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will have trained more
than 2,000 Illinois educators by the end of the summer.
The institute is being run this week (June 16-20) at Bloomington High
School, Danville High School, Quincy High School, St. Joseph-Ogden High
School, Urbana High School, Woodlawn High School (near Mount Vernon),
and the College of Education in Champaign.
The institute also will be offered next week (June 23-27) at Bloomington,
Lake Park High School (in Roselle), Quincy and Woodlawn, and during
the week of July 7-11 at Bloomington, Danville, Lake Park, Urbana and
the College of Education.
A two-day institute for administrators also has been held during the
past week at schools in Bloomington, Mount Vernon and Roselle.
Teachers participating in the "Moveable Feast" will spend
the week improving their skills with various office, productivity, Web
and multimedia resources and programs, said Cathy Thurston, director
of the college’s Office of Educational Technology. In particular,
they will focus on learning how to integrate technology into classes,
and doing so in alignment with Illinois state learning standards and
Engaged Learning standards.
Sponsoring the institutes along with the university and the school districts
are Inspiration Software Inc. and Microsoft Corp., which recently named
the "Moveable Feast" a Model Professional Development Program.