The Oracle Academy Invests in Teacher Professional Development in North Carolina
The Oracle Academy Instructors’ Institute Will Help North Carolina Teachers Prepare Students for 21st Century IT Careers
Raleigh, North Carolina – May 12, 2010
The Oracle Academy, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, CTE division and the North Carolina Community College System, will host an Oracle Academy Instructor’s Institute in North Carolina this summer.
The event will take place July 26–30, 2010 at Wake Technical Community College and is part of a commitment by Oracle and local educators to incorporate technology and 21st century skills development into the state’s curricula.
40 instructors are expected to take part in the training, helping 1,000 North Carolina students gain access to leading industry technology, IT skills development and potentially, Oracle certification.
The Oracle Academy Instructor’s Institute is an intensive professional development program that prepares faculty to teach the Oracle Academy’s technology and business curriculum. The curriculum focuses on database design and SQL programming skills.
Participating faculty complete 40 hours of online coursework before attending an in-class training event.
For the in-class training, the teachers will work face-to-face with Oracle Academy instructors to prepare to teach Oracle Academy curriculum to their students, completing a class project and passing a final exam.
The Oracle Academy curriculum aligns with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Database Programming I and II courses in the IT Career Cluster framework, as well as the North Carolina Community College Associate of Applied Science in Database Management (A25150) Degree and Database Administration Certificates.
To date, the Oracle Academy Instructors’ Institute has trained more than 1,100 teachers in the United States.
The Oracle Academy currently supports over 850,000 students and teachers in 91 countries, including more than 100,000 students and teachers in the United States.
“Oracle is committed to investing in education programs that help students gain the skills needed to compete in the 21st century workplace,” said Orfhlaith Ni Chorcora, Senior Director, Oracle Education Initiatives. “The Oracle Academy Instructors’ Institute provides teachers with the world-class training needed to prepare young people for IT and business careers.”
”Our partnership with Oracle will allow us to offer the Oracle Academy Instructor’s Institute to our community college faculty. Access to this training opportunity will enable our business faculty to update their skills, improve program quality and provide students with instruction that leads to high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand jobs, to improve student success in a global economy,” said Elizabeth Brown, Director, Federal Vocational Education, North Carolina Community College System.
“We are dedicated to supporting the Oracle Academy’s growth in North Carolina. The Oracle Academy program is aligned with the North Carolina IT career cluster framework and the Instructor’s Institute will offer our teachers the training and resources needed to advance the technical skill level of our students and prepare them for 21st century careers,” said Rebecca Payne, Director of Career and Technical Education, North Caroline Department of Public Instruction
The Oracle Academy and the Oracle Education Foundation’s initiatives reach over 1.2 million students worldwide. The Oracle Academy supports 850,000+ students in 91 countries. By partnering with schools, districts, and ministries that believe in early career preparation, the Oracle Academy helps students develop the technology and business skills required for 21st century careers. Participating institutions may integrate Oracle’s cutting-edge software and curriculum into their courses and avail their faculty to first-class professional development opportunities. To learn more, please visit http://academy.oracle.com.
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