Teachers Learn Interactive Technologies at Cabell Midland

Teachers Learn Interactive Technologies at Cabell Midland

Hitching a Ride into Cyberspace at Bell Atlantic


October 22, 1997

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Paul Miller


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

Earthwatch scholarship.

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.