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SMART CLASSROOMS - 25,000 laptops for teachers and counting

MARCH 2009

More than 25,000 Queensland state school teachers have received laptops in the $70 million Computers for Teachers program.

The 25,000th laptop was presented to Pimlico State High School teacher Christy Guinea in Townsville on February 2.

By the end of 2011, every permanent state school teacher, who works at least two days a week, will have access to a laptop - that's roughly 39,000 teachers in the state school system.

So far teachers in about 900 Queensland state schools have received laptops through the program.

The aim of the program is to equip teachers with the most up-to-date technology so they can teach our students in relevant and meaningful ways.

Teachers are encouraged to participate in the Smart Classrooms Professional Development Framework to upgrade their skills and earn their ICT Pedagogical Licence.

For more information visit the Smart Classrooms website.