For Educators by Educators

WHRO Education's Tech Trek and Tech Trek: The Next Generation are the premier face-to-face educational technology training events in Virginia! 

Tech Trek
Tech Trek is...

  • A week long immersion into technology.
  • Real answers from real teachers using real technology to teach SOL-based lessons with real results.

The Tech Trek Philosophy...

  • Teaching about Technology - the basics
  • Teaching with Technology - model SOL lesson plans
  • Teaching through Technology - self directed products


  • Increase technical competence.
  • Identify where technology readily enhances instruction.
  • Develop core curriculum lessons demonstrating a student's competency in the state technology SOLs.
  • Become facilitators of learning using technology as a tool.

The Pedagogy...

  • Each educator registering receives a needs assessment.
  • The curriculum is then tailored to meet individual needs.
  • Forty-five networked computer stations (windows and MAC) provide a complete hands-on experience.
  • National consultants, state and local technology integration leaders, and lab assistants provide individualized instruction for all.

Attendees leave with knowledge of: Spreadsheets, Databases, Multimedia Presentation Tools, and the use of Internet and HTML document development in the classroom.
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Tech Trek: The Next Generation
Are you looking to push the technology-integration envelope and go where no teacher has gone before?  Are you ready to explore new educational technology frontiers? Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take your students on exciting educational adventures using technology in new, innovative and pedagogically sound ways?

If you answered yes (or even maybe) to these questions, then Tech Trek: The Next Generation is the place for you.

Tech Trek: The Next Generation promises to be one of the best educational technology integration events on the planet, or at least in this part of Virginia.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Teaching online using Desire2Learn.
  • Creating multimedia presentations incorporating digital video, animation and sound.
  • Advanced uses of databases and spreadsheets integrating realtime data.
  • A variety of new and emerging technologies such as wireless networking, podcasting, blogs, streaming video and mobile devices will also be highlighted.

Although the formal instructional sessions assume that you understand the basics and will move at a brisk pace, the instructors are more than willing to conduct refresher sessions on specific topics on an ad hoc basis throughout the week.  Take your educational technology skills to the next level by attending Tech Trek: The Next Generation.  Contact your local C.I.I. Representative for more details and funding options.
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We need at least 30 participants to run a Tech Trek this summer.  Check back here for possible Tech Trek 2015 dates.
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C.I.I. Members: $599.00 - Please contact your C.I.I. Representative for funding options. 
C.I.I. Service Participants: $599.00 - Please contact your C.I.I. Representative for funding options. 
Non-Members: $799.00
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WHRO Public Media
5200 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
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Accomodations are not included in the registration fee.  Here are some suggestions if you'd like to stay nearby.
Marriott, SpringHill Suites
4500 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Phone: 1-757-423-4100
Toll-free: 1-888-ODU-7488

Hampton Inn Norfolk-Naval Base
8501 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1-757-489-1000 FREE  

Quality Inn Norfolk Naval Base
8051 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA, US, 23505
Phone: 1-757-451-0000 FREE 
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  • Includes participation, material fees and meals (lunch and dinner).
  • School teams including an administrator and and two teachers are suggested, but not mandatory.
  • You must register by: Date TBD
  • To assure a quality learning experience, enrollment is limited.

2015 Registration Information

  • To register, fill out the Registration Form and send it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • There are fields set up for you to type the data into the form.  You will need Microsoft Word to open the form.
  • Please save the form with your school/division and your name (ex. virginiabeach_joesmith.doc)
  • Mail a copy with your payment to:
    5200 Hampton Blvd
    Norfolk, VA 23508
  • Tech Trek: The Next Generation Overview

Contact your C.I.I. Member Representative or C.I.I. Service Participant Representative for funding options!  Space is limited, so register TODAY!

REFUNDS:  After a certain date, no refunds will be issued.  Substitutes are encouraged.
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Current Participant List
We need 30 participants for Tech Trek to run this summer! 
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Best Practice: Technology in the Classroom

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Best Practice: Tech Trek Training for Teachers

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Sponsor Opportunities
We always welcome support and this is a great way to highlight your sevices to educators in Hampton Roads.  If you would like more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here are a few ways you can support Tech Trek:

  • Donate items for the auctions (i.e. t-shirts, mugs, software, hardware).
  • Donate materials for binders.
  • Have your corporate logo printed on our t-shirts.
  • Sponsor a meal.  A sign listing your sponsorship will be displayed during the meal.  Twenty minutes will be available for a presentation during the meal you sponsor.

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Contact Us
For additional information or questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call Us at 1-866-559-2353.
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