AT&T Broadband Announces Technology Grant Competition for K-12 Educators
Atlanta, GA. AT&T Broadband, the nations leading broadband services
provider, today announced a grant competition that will encourage K-12 educators
to work as a team to develop a new curriculum unit by integrating cable television
programming and/or Internet technologies into the classroom. Grants will be presented
to the winners in August of 2002 for projects slated for the 2002-2003 school
Applications for the grant program, known as the AT&T Broadband Emerging
Technology Award, will be mailed to each school in AT&T Broadbands
service area by the middle of March. Applications and guidelines are also available
online at www.attbroadband.com/education.
The entry deadline is Friday, May 31, 2002.
AT&T Broadband actively supports education in metro Atlanta by providing
more than 500 hours of commercial-free educational programming per month to
schools, and we know that many educators use our offerings as an effective tool
to help innovate teaching and inspire learning, says Steve White, senior
vice president of AT&T Broadband. The AT&T Broadband Emerging
Technology Award will encourage teachers to take advantage of this programming
and help them incorporate it into their curriculum.
In August, forty-eight teams will receive both a cash grant and a digital video
camera to implement their proposed project. Sixteen first-place teams will receive
a $3,000 grant and a digital video camera. Sixteen second-place teams will receive
a $2,000 grant and a digital video camera. Sixteen third-place teams will receive
a $1,000 grant and a digital video camera.
To be eligible for an AT&T Broadband Emerging Technology Award grant, educators
must be active K-12 classroom teachers in an area served by AT&T Broadband.
Eligible teams of four should be comprised of three educators and one administrator.
Teams applying for the grant will be asked to identify specific project objectives
including: information about the state or local education standard the project
will address; the role of each team member; a description of the impact the
project will have in the classroom and school; a description of how the district
will support the project; and an explanation of how the projects success
will be measured.
Award recipients will be announced in late August. Each award-winning team
will then be asked to document their project during the 2002-2003 school year.
At the end of the school year, the teams will submit a multi-part video where
teachers and/or students explain the key elements of the newly implemented curriculum
unit to AT&T Broadband.
AT&T Broadband, a business unit of AT&T, is the nation’s largest broadband
services company, providing television entertainment services to about 14 million
customers across the nation. The company also provides advanced services, such
as digital cable, high-speed cable Internet services and competitive local phone
service. More information on AT&T Broadband services can be found at www.attbroadband.com.
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