[Federal Register: December 27, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 247)]
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Part V

Department of Education


Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology; Notice

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Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of technical assistance workshops.


SUMMARY: The Department of Education has tentatively scheduled eight 
regional technical assistance workshops between January 18, 2000 and 
February 8, 2000 to help prospective applicants better understand the 
Department's approach to implementing the competitive grant process to 
be held in spring 2000 under the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use 
Technology (PT3) Grant Program, authorized by Title III, section 3122 
of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994.
    Available Guidelines: Application guidelines will be available on 
January 7, 2000. Guidelines may be obtained in downloadable format from 
the program web site http://www.ed.gov/teachtech/ or by contacting the 
Education Publications Center: ED Pubs, PO Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-
1398; 1-877-4ED Pubs (1-877-433-7827); TDD: 1-877-576-7734; Fax: 301-
470-1244; web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html; email: 

DATES: Applications from consortia must be received by March 7, 2000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At these workshops, the public will be able 
to learn more about the purposes and requirements of this program, how 
to apply for funds, program eligibility requirements, the application 
selection process, and considerations that might help them to improve 
the quality of their grant applications. Department of Education staff 
with expertise on these and other issues related to the Preparing 
Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology Program will be available to 
answer any questions on these topics.
    Date, Time, and Location of Technical Assistance Workshops:
    The workshops are tentatively scheduled to be held in:

Burlington, VT: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hartford, CT: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Atlanta, GA: Friday, January 21, 2000 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; 
Club Hotel by DoubleTree, Atlanta Airport North, 3400 Norman Berry 
Drive, Atlanta, GA 30344; Phone: 404-763-1600; Fax: 404-765-0200.
    Minneapolis, MN: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 
    Albuquerque, NM: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 
    Little Rock, AR: Friday, January 28, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 
    Seattle, WA: Friday, January 28, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    San Diego, CA: Tuesday, February 8, 2000 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 
p.m. San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San 
Diego, CA 92108; Telephone: 1-800-842-5329 or 619-692-3800; Fax: 619-

    Any interested parties are invited to attend these workshops.
    The meeting sites will be accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. The Department will provide a sign language interpreter 
at each of the scheduled workshops. An individual with a disability who 
will need an auxiliary aid or service other than an interpreter to 
participate in the meeting (e.g., assistive listening device, or 
materials in an alternative format) should notify the contact person 
listed in this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting 
date. Although the Department will attempt to meet a request received 
after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be 
available because of insufficient time to arrange it.
    For Additional Information Contact: The precise locations for all 
of the workshops have not yet been finalized. You may contact Erika 
Kirby (at the phone number listed in the ``For additional Information'' 
section of the notice for precise locations, or check the web site 
    Participants should register for these workshops online at http://
www.ed.gov/teachtech, or by printing a copy of the registration form 
from the web site and faxing the completed form to the attention of 
Erika Kirby at (202) 502-7775.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly E. Green, Policy, Planning and 
Innovation, Office of Postsecondary Education, Preparing Tomorrow's 
Teachers to use Technology, 1990 K Street, NW, Suite 6655, Washington, 
D.C. 20006-8256: Telephone: (202) 502-7788. Inquiries may be sent by e-
mail to Teacher__Technology@ed.gov (please type in the subject line: 
PT3 APPLICATION WORKSHOP) or by fax to: (202) 502-7775.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

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    Dated: December 20, 1999.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-33392 Filed 12-23-99; 8:45 am]