Teachers Are Willing: The stereotype of the "technophobic'' teacher is groundless, according to a new study by researchers at the Center for Technology in Education at the Bank Street College of Education. Teachers are willing to incorporate new technologies into their teaching if they receive technical and professional support, the study says. A school culture that encourages teachers to experiment and gives them time to plan effectively is the key prerequisite for the effective use of technology. Copies of the study, Accomplished Teachers: Integrating Computers into Classroom Practice, are available for $5 each from the Center for Technology in Education, 610 W. 112th St., New York, NY 10025.
Satellite To Cable: The Bement school system, a small, rural district in Illinois, will be the first in the nation to receive via cable television distancelearning programs produced by the San Antonio-based TI-IN Network. TI-IN, a large, private, for-profit provider of distance-learning programming via satellite, is bringing its programming to cable by working with Mind Extension University, an all-education channel carried by more than 200 local cable systems nationwide.