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Chowan University partners with local teachers

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A grant is helping to partner a local university and teachers together to bring literacy into the 21st century. The ‘NC Quest X Grant' helps to prepare teachers to use technology and modern media.

"Literacy has long been defined as reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. In the 21st century, we now do all these with the use of technology," explained Dean of the School of Education at Chowan University, Dr. Brenda Tinkham. "This grant was designed to give classroom teachers in different school districts an opportunity to collaborate with student's learning and applying this knowledge to demonstrate achievement. Remember, a teacher hasn't taught unless a student learns." 

The grant created a five-day summer institute where twenty teachers learned skills to use in the teaching of modern technology and sharing the new information with fellow teachers.

The program held on the Chowan campus this July was well received with many feedback comments like "This project has been like an island in the sea of confusion." and "I have become a better teacher, and my students will benefit from my professional growth."

The university's school of education tells 9 On Your Side that they are always looking for opportunities to partner with local teachers.

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