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Digital Opportunity Trust-USA (DOT-USA) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation's Fund for Gulf Communities to provide technology training and job-search services to thousands of Gulf Coast families and individuals affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Rich Westfall, president of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, presented checks to DOT USA and eleven other nonprofit organizations that are doing exceptional work to help Coast families recover from…

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A $25,000 Grant from The Bacot-McCarty Foundation and IP Casino Resort and Spa Will Bring a TeachUp! Intern to Pascagoula School District's Family Interactive Center to Provide Technology Empowerment Training and Support.

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Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) USA will be hosting a Technology Empowerment Dedication Ceremony at the Pascagoula School District Family Interactive Center on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm to celebrate a $25,000 grant awarded from the Bacot/McCarty Foundation and the IP Casino Resort and Spa to fund the TeachUp! Program at the Pascagoula School District Family Interactive Center for the 2011-2012 year.

The $25,000 grant, given by IP Casino Resort and Spa and the Bacot/McCarty…

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DOT USA Delta Technology Summit Offers Public School Leaders The Opportunity to Capitalize on Cutting Edge Education Technologies and Brings International Education Delegation to Mississippi Delta

On Friday, September 23rd, 2011, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) USA held its second annual Delta Technology Summit, which offered public school leaders and teachers from across the region the opportunity to experience cutting edge learning technologies and to gain tips and training for better utilizing existing computers, equipment, and software to boost student engagement and success.         

Hosted by the DOT USA TeachUp! Program and the Center for Education Innovation, the Delta…

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Original Article in New Orleans City Business: http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/category/news/education-and-nonprofits/

Dr. Mable Moore, CTO and Assistant Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Public System, has been a supporter of DOT USA's TeachUp! Program and the goal of technology integration within education for some time. Dr. Moore was recently interviewed by New Orleans City Business and discusses technology, education, and technology in our 21st century world.

Mable Moore was always interested in math and science and can be considered an early pioneer in the now-popular computer technology industry.FOCUS-OTC-0363.jpg

"When I entered the field, it was new," Moore said. "We had not yet formed the computer science department at LSU, and I had to graduate from the college of chemistry and physics with engineers."

Moore then became chief information officer of learning resources at Miami Dade College in Miami before taking over as chief technology officer and assistant…

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Original Article by Jim Derry, The Times Picayune : http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2011/08/eighth-graders_at_slidell_scho.html

With a little help from technology, some Slidell teenagers learned that despite their many cultural differences with students 1,000 miles away in Aguascalientes, Mexico, there also are many similarities.

Less than 10 minutes into a half-hour chat, eighth-graders at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School found out their counterparts at Refugio Miranda Aguayo Secondary School also like to watch television, most of them have cell phones, they're always hungry, and apparently they're too old to like…

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