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NEWS RELEASES 2006-07 :: FEBRUARY 8, 2007


Over 65 school systems from across the state will send teams of students and teachers to the legislature on Feb. 13 to showcase the many technology-related projects and activities that are part of today’s school environment.

By raising legislators’ awareness of the use of instructional technology to support teaching and learning, local educators hope that legislators, in turn, will support and expand funding for school technology, an essential component of a 21st century education.

"The State Board of Education and the North Carolina legislature have charged our educational system to produce 21st century learners. At Legislative School Technology Day we will be introduced to some of those 21st century learners and their teachers. Schools look different in 2007! We encourage folks to come by and experience the difference," NCDPI’s Director of Instructional Technology Frances Bradburn said.

The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., will take place in the four mezzanine areas on the first floor of the Legislative Building. Contributions from the following educational technology vendors from across the state have helped ensure the success of this event: TE21, Thomson Gale, ProQuest, SAS, NetTrekker, SMART Technologies, Hart, Inc., Follett, Gregory Poole, eInstruction, Apple, Dell, Cisco, DataNetworks, Grolier, Pearson Digital Learning, Promethian, CSI and World Book.

For more information regarding this event, please contact the NCDPI Communications division at 919.807.3450.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.