Carl Martikean at IIT
Summer 2000 was the first time that Illinois Institute of Technology offered the SMART program. The goal is to assist teachers develop interactive science and mathematics lessons and to make these available on the internet for anyone to access. I was lucky enough to be asked to serve as a teacher-mentor. The program was better received than anyone had anticipated. Again I was asked to assist in the Fall and Spring Semesters. We had more response than we had workstations in the classroom. So it was that two sections were offered in Summer 2001. And they too were packed. Now on to the fall semester!
My regular teaching assignment is both physics and Cisco Networking Academy at the Lew Wallace High School, a part of the Gary Community School Corporation. What a year this last one (2000-2001) was exciting. I received Train-the-Trainer training from Gary’s Staff Development department. This allowed me to teach over 40 of my Lew Wallace colleagues HTML. Later, the system asked me to instruct both a basic and advanced Windows 98 as well as basic and intermediate Internet Explorer to Lew Wallace faculty and staff. I assisted in the development of the corporations email training package. I and several of my Cisco Academy students were selected to participate in the State of Indiana’s School to Work Final report. I have to admit that this is the proudest accomplishment for the year.
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