Teachers Learn Interactive Technologies at Cabell Midland
Hitching a Ride into Cyberspace at Bell Atlantic
WORLD SCHOOL Symposium
October 22, 1997
faculty will meet this week (Oct. 23-25) at Cabell Midland High
School, eager to hitch a ride into cyberspace. The Bell Atlantic®
WORLD SCHOOLsm Symposium, which is in its third year, will feature
prominent speakers and a variety of interactive, hands-on workshops.
The theme for this year's conference is "The Next Step: Using the
Internet More Effectively." In addition to Bell Atlantic-West
Virginia, sponsors include the West Virginia Department of Education
and West Virginia Technology, Education and Media Specialists
Gov. Cecil H. Underwood will discuss technology and education at the
symposium Friday morning. Dennis Bone, president and CEO of Bell
Atlantic-West Virginia], will also speak.
Other speakers will include:
Bob Frostick, a teacher at John Adams Junior High School in
Charleston, will discuss his adventure into the Amazon jungles and how
he turned that into an award-winning Internet project at his school.
Frostick's exploration in Peru was underwritten by a Bell Atlantic and
Kathy Schrock, nationally recognized leader in the use of interactive
technology. Schrock is technology coordinator for the Dennis-Yarmouth
Regional School District in Yarmouth, Mass.
State Sen. Lloyd Jackson will talk about prominent issues facing
education in West Virginia.
Workshop topics will include creating collaborative classrooms; using
multimedia and the Internet in the classroom; creating school
technology teams; learning about computer viruses, and programming in
HTML (computer programming language for the World Wide Web).
For more information on the WORLD SCHOOL symposium, visit the Bell
Atlantic WORLD SCHOOL site on the World Wide Web at
Interested educators also can call the Bell Atlantic-West Virginia
public relations office toll-free at 1-800-642-8206.
The new Bell Atlantic - formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and
NYNEX - is at the forefront of the new communications, information and
entertainment industry. With 40 million telephone access lines and
5.5 million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are
premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data services, market
leaders in wireless services and the world's largest publishers of
directory information. Bell Atlantic companies are also among the
world's largest investors in high-growth global communications
markets, with operations and investments in 21 countries.