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GLEF Launches New Multimedia Project Teaching in the Digital Age.



The George Lucas Noun 1. George Lucas - United States screenwriter and filmmaker (born in 1944)
Lucas
 Educational Foundation announced in its Fall 2000 Edutopia newsletter the launch of a new multimedia project called Teaching in the Digital Age, with a redesigned Web site and new content as its centerpiece. Digital technology is rapidly changing the face of education, bringing exciting tools for research, teaching and communication into the classroom.

"Improving the quality of teaching to keep pace with these changes is now widely recognized as the key ingredient to school reform and the effective use of technology," the newsletter states. "Our nation is facing a crisis in developing teachers who have deep content knowledge, who can utilize technology effectively, and who nurture the social and emotional intelligence of their students. Consequently, national attention is focusing on teachers and their professional development."

The Web site, at www.glef.org, profiles schools that are creating technologically sound and proficient pro·fi·cient  
adj.
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.

n.
An expert; an adept.
 learning environments; features articles on new teaching approaches from Secretary of Education Richard Riley Richard Wilson Riley (born January 2, 1933), American politician, was the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton as well as the Governor of South Carolina, as a member of the Democratic Party. ; the University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. The school is located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, in El Paso, Texas, and is the largest university in the ; the New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz The University of California, Santa Cruz, also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC, is a public, collegiate university, one of the ten campuses of the University of California. ; and others; addresses the changing roles of teachers, superintendents, parents, university faculty, school board members and students; and provides useful Web resources and links.
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Title Annotation:George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Date:Jan 1, 2001
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