University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
|For Immediate Release:||
July 20, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095, University & Community Relations
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-6934,
|University of Hawaii's Lei Aloha Program Awarded Department of Education Grant|
HONOLULU University of Hawaiis Lei Aloha program, a grant-funded program administered by the Department of Educational Technology in the Universitys College of Education, was awarded another grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
Congressman Neil Abercrombie announced a $637,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help the University of Hawaiis College of Education provide technology training in its teacher preparation outreach programs for Hawaii and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdictions.
The grant will provide funding for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. It is anticipated that the funding will be maintained for an additional two years. Lei Aloha is currently completing their second year of an implementation grant funded by Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to use Technology (PT3).
The project will develop and offer web-based, video enhanced courses designed to meet the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers established by the International Society for Technology in Education. It will also provide teachers with one-on-one consulting, workshops and summer institutes, equipment loans, and software previews and demos.
The programs purpose is to prepare future teachers in Hawaii and abroad to infuse technology into their instruction. Technology proficient teachers can effectively help students use technology. Students who are well accustomed to technology have a greater chance of succeeding in today's demanding business environment.
For more information on the Lei Aloha program, visit their website at http://www.hawaii.edu/coetech.