Feb. 2-6, June 24-26, Dec. 10-11, 1998

About the Internet Training Institute ...

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Education to provide training in Internet technologies for school librarians and technologists in public schools in North Carolina. The instructional staff will include project directors Evelyn Daniel, Coordinator of the School Library Media Program at UNC-CH, and Scott Barker, Director of Computing for SILS, joined by Jim Gogan, Director of Networking Systems for UNC-CH, and Doug Short, Technical Director for LEARN-NC plus a number of guest speakers.

Fifteen two-person teams of librarians and technologists will be selected as participants. During the three-part workshop, participants will receive hands-on advanced training in telecommunications, network management, Internet resources, and multi-media applications. Model training programs for teachers on the use of the Internet for educational purposes will be developed. Some model lesson plans for collaborative teaching will be developed. Policy issues surrounding Internet use in the public schools will be explored.

Time and Location

The year-long training institute consists of three workshop sessions to be held at the Institute of Academic Technology (IAT) in Research Triangle Park plus Internet discussions and email communication between sessions. Sessions at the IAT will be held on February 2-6 (Monday to Friday), June 24-26 (Wednesday to Friday) and December 10-11 (Thursday and Friday) from 9am to 5pm each day with an occasional evening activity. Hotel accommodations will be available nearby. Per diem ($55/day) lodging expenses plus lunches will be provided by the institute.

How to Apply

Teams of one school librarian and one school technologist from any North Carolina public school system are invited to apply. School systems must agree to support the participants by providing time off with pay to attend the February and December sessions (7 days), provide mileage expenses for the participants, and substitute teacher(s) for the time away from school. Each participant must agree to attend all three sessions and to participate actively in these and the between-session email discussions. Participants will be selected based on the following criteria. Applicants must:

Please complete the application form below and mail it to:

Dr. Evelyn H. Daniel, Project Director
Internet Training Institute
School of Information and Library Science
CB #3360 - Manning Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Application Form

Name of School Librarian:
Work Address, Phone Number, and Email ID:

Name of School Technologist:
Work Address, Phone Number, and Email ID:

Name of School System:
Name of Superintendent:

Please answer the following questions: