Compaq Announces Third Annual Competition for Innovation in Classroom Computing

Nov 11, 1999, 00:00 ET from Compaq Computer Corporation

    HOUSTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reinforcing the company's steadfast
 commitment to helping schools effectively apply technology in education,
 Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ) today announced the Teaching with
 Technology Grant Program.  The program recognizes K-12 educators from U.S.
 public, private and Department of Defense schools for their original uses of
 technology to create challenging and inspiring learning opportunities for
 students.
     Launched with a call for entries, the award program provides educators
 national recognition for their work, the opportunity to share best practices
 with teachers around the country, and a chance to win Compaq products for
 their schools.
     "Every day, educators demonstrate the power of imagination and creativity
 as they draw on technology to help students reach higher and farther than ever
 before," said George Warren, Director, K-12 Education, Compaq Computer
 Corporation.  "The Teaching with Technology award recognizes these educators
 and their schools for showing that teaching and learning have no boundaries."
 
     Call for Entries
     The Compaq Teaching with Technology Grant Program is open to all K-12
 educators(1) based in the U.S. or at U.S. Defense Department schools.  Fifty-
 two educators-representing every state, the District of Columbia and the U.S.
 Defense Department, and selected based on their innovative, effective and
 replicable use of technology in classroom activities -- each will be awarded a
 Compaq desktop PC for their school.  In addition, these winners will also vie
 for nine spots recognizing "Best of Region(2)" projects, and for three top
 spots as "National Models."  Regional winners each will receive a Compaq
 server for their school in addition to a Compaq desktop PC.  The three
 National Models, distinguished for their exemplary implementation of computer
 technology, each will receive a Compaq desktop PC and a Compaq server, as well
 as an all-expense-paid trip to demonstrate their projects at the prestigious
 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), to be held June 26-28 in
 Atlanta, Ga.  The panel of judges includes national technology and education
 experts and will be led by TECH CORPS, a national nonprofit organization
 dedicated to improving K-12 education by helping educators effectively use
 technology in their schools.
     Nominations will be accepted from November 15, 1999 through March 15,
 2000.  Application forms along with contest rules and regulations can be
 obtained at www.compaq.com/education/k12.  Winners will be notified in May
 2000.
     Last year's winners, chosen from over 800 applications, included teachers
 representing Warner Elementary School, Wilmington, Del.; Marion High School,
 Marion, Ind.; and Barnesville Middle School, Barnesville, Ohio.  A complete
 listing of the 1999 program winners and their projects can be found at
 www.compaq.com/education/k12/success/winners_necc1999.html.
 
     Compaq in Education
     Compaq is a leading provider of technology solutions and services to the
 education marketplace.  A full-service computer company, Compaq delivers to K-
 12 schools, colleges and universities complete solutions for outfitting entire
 classrooms, school districts and campuses.  Compaq's offerings designed
 specifically for education include: the Compaq Academic Series of educational
 PCs; Compaq advanCE, a broad set of professional development courses that help
 teachers understand, use and promote key technologies; and Compaq TechBuilder,
 an online technology planning and assessment tool designed to help schools
 plan for and understand how best to use technology.  U.S. educational
 institutions may order Compaq educational solutions directly from Compaq or
 locate their nearest Compaq Certified Education Partner (CEP) by calling 1-
 800-88 TEACH.  More information about Compaq in education may be found at
 www.compaq.com/education.
 
     Compaq Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the second
 largest computer company in the world and the largest global supplier of
 computer systems.  Compaq develops and markets hardware, software, solutions,
 and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions,
 fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, enterprise and network storage
 solutions, commercial desktop and portable products and consumer PCs.  The
 company is an industry leader in environmentally friendly programs and
 business practices.
     Compaq products are sold and supported in more than 100 countries through
 a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners.  Information about Compaq
 and its products is available at http://www.compaq.com.
     (1)  Applicants must be active K-12 classroom teachers during the 1999-
 2000 school year, must teach at a tax-exempt school and must be an U.S.
 resident.
     (2)  Nine regions will be represented including: mid Atlantic states, New
 England area, South Central states, Southeast states, Gulf Coast states, Golden
 area (California and Hawaii), Mountain region, Great Lakes region and the
 Heartland.
     Compaq, Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Product and company
 names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
 respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Compaq Computer Corporation
    HOUSTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reinforcing the company's steadfast
 commitment to helping schools effectively apply technology in education,
 Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:   CPQ) today announced the Teaching with
 Technology Grant Program.  The program recognizes K-12 educators from U.S.
 public, private and Department of Defense schools for their original uses of
 technology to create challenging and inspiring learning opportunities for
 students.
     Launched with a call for entries, the award program provides educators
 national recognition for their work, the opportunity to share best practices
 with teachers around the country, and a chance to win Compaq products for
 their schools.
     "Every day, educators demonstrate the power of imagination and creativity
 as they draw on technology to help students reach higher and farther than ever
 before," said George Warren, Director, K-12 Education, Compaq Computer
 Corporation.  "The Teaching with Technology award recognizes these educators
 and their schools for showing that teaching and learning have no boundaries."
 
     Call for Entries
     The Compaq Teaching with Technology Grant Program is open to all K-12
 educators(1) based in the U.S. or at U.S. Defense Department schools.  Fifty-
 two educators-representing every state, the District of Columbia and the U.S.
 Defense Department, and selected based on their innovative, effective and
 replicable use of technology in classroom activities -- each will be awarded a
 Compaq desktop PC for their school.  In addition, these winners will also vie
 for nine spots recognizing "Best of Region(2)" projects, and for three top
 spots as "National Models."  Regional winners each will receive a Compaq
 server for their school in addition to a Compaq desktop PC.  The three
 National Models, distinguished for their exemplary implementation of computer
 technology, each will receive a Compaq desktop PC and a Compaq server, as well
 as an all-expense-paid trip to demonstrate their projects at the prestigious
 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), to be held June 26-28 in
 Atlanta, Ga.  The panel of judges includes national technology and education
 experts and will be led by TECH CORPS, a national nonprofit organization
 dedicated to improving K-12 education by helping educators effectively use
 technology in their schools.
     Nominations will be accepted from November 15, 1999 through March 15,
 2000.  Application forms along with contest rules and regulations can be
 obtained at www.compaq.com/education/k12.  Winners will be notified in May
 2000.
     Last year's winners, chosen from over 800 applications, included teachers
 representing Warner Elementary School, Wilmington, Del.; Marion High School,
 Marion, Ind.; and Barnesville Middle School, Barnesville, Ohio.  A complete
 listing of the 1999 program winners and their projects can be found at
 www.compaq.com/education/k12/success/winners_necc1999.html.
 
     Compaq in Education
     Compaq is a leading provider of technology solutions and services to the
 education marketplace.  A full-service computer company, Compaq delivers to K-
 12 schools, colleges and universities complete solutions for outfitting entire
 classrooms, school districts and campuses.  Compaq's offerings designed
 specifically for education include: the Compaq Academic Series of educational
 PCs; Compaq advanCE, a broad set of professional development courses that help
 teachers understand, use and promote key technologies; and Compaq TechBuilder,
 an online technology planning and assessment tool designed to help schools
 plan for and understand how best to use technology.  U.S. educational
 institutions may order Compaq educational solutions directly from Compaq or
 locate their nearest Compaq Certified Education Partner (CEP) by calling 1-
 800-88 TEACH.  More information about Compaq in education may be found at
 www.compaq.com/education.
 
     Compaq Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the second
 largest computer company in the world and the largest global supplier of
 computer systems.  Compaq develops and markets hardware, software, solutions,
 and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions,
 fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, enterprise and network storage
 solutions, commercial desktop and portable products and consumer PCs.  The
 company is an industry leader in environmentally friendly programs and
 business practices.
     Compaq products are sold and supported in more than 100 countries through
 a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners.  Information about Compaq
 and its products is available at http://www.compaq.com.
     (1)  Applicants must be active K-12 classroom teachers during the 1999-
 2000 school year, must teach at a tax-exempt school and must be an U.S.
 resident.
     (2)  Nine regions will be represented including: mid Atlantic states, New
 England area, South Central states, Southeast states, Gulf Coast states, Golden
 area (California and Hawaii), Mountain region, Great Lakes region and the
 Heartland.
     Compaq, Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Product and company
 names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
 respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Compaq Computer Corporation