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NCTA Federal Demonstration Projects:
RALEIGH, NC - The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Education Foundation has created seven federal education technology demonstration projects with the help of the state’s congressional delegation.
These projects, which placed $1.75-million, helped seven schools implement their five year technology plan in one year and provided high quality professional development for the teachers (QTL™ from The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning).
The result of this effort by NCTA clearly demonstrates that when schools have necessary technology tools and the appropriate training to use them that teachers are more effective and students are more engaged, which research indicates results in higher achievement levels.
From this page, you can access reports on the schools and school districts that benefited from the NCTA demonstration project and you can read the entire reports on the successes of some of these projects by an independent external evaluator. Demonstration sites to date have been:
Efland Cheeks Elementary, Orange County
Oak Lane Elementary, Person County
Southside-Ashpole Elementary, Robeson County
NCTA President and CEO Joan Myers, calls the effort an economic issue for the State of North Carolina. “For anyone to be successful in the 21st century, he must be exposed to technology early.”
The NCTA demonstration projects were made possible by the efforts of from North Carolina’s US Senators, Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr; former Senator John Edwards; and Congressmen David Price (4th District); Brad Miller (13th District); Howard Coble (6th District); Bob Etheridge (2nd District); Mike McIntyre (7th District) and Charles Taylor (11th District).
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