Join a Rural Tech Project virtual panel on September 2 at 6:00 p.m. ET to discuss key considerations for starting new technology education programs. Experts from Mastery Collaborative, Microsoft, Seattle Public Schools, Southwest Early College High School, and WhyMaker will offer their insights on standing up and supporting technology education programs. The panelists will explore how challenge entrants can approach program design and implementation — from choosing a program model to finding adaptable content to securing administration support.

Advance registration is required, and attendees are encouraged to come with their questions or submit them early to The Rural Tech Project is a $600,000 challenge to advance technology education in rural high schools. The U.S. Department of Education invites high schools and local educational agencies to propose technology education programs that use competency-based distance learning.