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AT&T INVITES TEACHERS TO APPLY FOR INSTITUTE EXPLORING NEW VISIONS OF MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

 COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina math and science teachers striving to bring innovative lessons into the classroom are being invited to apply for the second AT&T Teachers & Technology Institute, a collaborative effort to explore new visions of learning.
 Teachers selected to attend the intensive set of workshops from July 17 to July 30 will explore new outlooks on math and science with world- renowned AT&T Bell Laboratories scientists; learn about the technologies that are changing the world around us; share ideas and information with other teachers from across the nation; and observe the skills that can best carry their students into the workplace of the future.
 Any full-time 7th- to 12th-grade science and/or math teachers in public, private or parochial school in South Carolina may apply. Applications will be available through school principals late this month or by calling 908-221-7350.
 A total of 48 middle and high school teachers -- two from each of the 23 participating states and the District of Columbia -- will be designated by their governor, or mayor, to attend the 1994 institute as Governors' and Mayoral Fellows.
 "The way communications can help to vastly enrich all aspects of our lives, both now and in the future, is being actively explored at Bell Labs today," said Amo Penzias, a 1978 Nobel Prize winner and vice president of research there. Penzias was one of the speakers during last year's program and is scheduled to participate again this year. "There are few audiences more appropriate than our children's teachers to gain insight into how advances in communications can help better prepare our future leaders."
 AT&T will provide institute attendees transportation to and from the Somerset, N.J., site of the institute, as well as housing, local transportation and meals. Each Governors' and Mayoral Fellow also will receive a $1,000 stipend to defray any additional costs of attending.
 Applications for the 1994 institute will be accepted from teachers located in: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
 This will be the middle year of the three-year AT&T Teachers & Technology Institute program, and by 1995, some 150 teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will have had the opportunity to attend.
 As part of the program, the 48 teachers who participated last year were enrolled in a Learning Circle on AT&T's Learning Network free of charge for the fall 1993 semester. This has allowed students of institute participants to link up for a variety of classroom activities, such as comparing soil pollutants from different geographic regions, and collaborating on the design of futuristic airplanes.
 In addition to supporting teachers, AT&T funds a broad array of education programs that seek to encourage parental involvement, connect people through technology, and support achievement in math, science and engineering.
 This year the AT&T Foundation provided more than $16 million in cash grants to education programs, and supplemented the funding through a computer equipment-donation program and loans of AT&T Bell Laboratories technical personnel to a variety of projects.
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