PALM DESERT, CA, February 8, 2008 -- Time Warner Cable is seeking entries for its 2008 National Teacher Awards, and the company is distributing entry forms to encourage local teachers to participate. Winners will receive a $2000 cash prize, $3000 cash for the advancement of classroom technology for their school and a Crystal Apple sculpture, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Washington, D.C. for a gala awards celebration.
Fifteen teachers or teacher teams will be chosen from entries submitted from areas served by Time Warner Cable divisions around the country. Now in its 19th year, the long-standing program recognizes classroom projects that use the resources that Time Warner Cable provides to schools at no charge as a way to enhance the classroom learning experience for students and teachers.
In 2007, Time Warner Cable initiated the Champion Principal award to acknowledge the important role a principal plays in supporting a teacher’s use of technology as an effective learning tool. 2008 nominations for this award can only be made online at www.timewarnercable.com/nationalteacherawards. This year’s Champion Principal will be recognized at the Awards Gala in Washington and will receive $5000 for classroom technology enhancement in his/her school.
“The National Teacher Awards program gives Time Warner Cable a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the creative activity occurring in our local schools, and to underscore our support of quality education in the communities we serve,” said Kathi Jacobs, Director of Public Affairs for Time Warner Cable. The company has already provided a cable drop and basic cable service free to over 60 schools in the communities served by our Palm Desert system. Connected schools receive more than 540 hours of commercial-free, educational programming each month at no charge through Time Warner Cable’s membership in Cable in the Classroom. Additionally, Time Warner Cable hosts workshops to give teachers the most up-to-date information on education programming available for classroom use.
In order to be eligible to enter projects for consideration in the National Teacher Awards, teachers must be in a state accredited public or private school (K-12) located within a Time Warner Cable service area. Classroom projects must fall within the 2007/2008 school year. The deadline for this year’s contest is April 1, 2008. For more information or to receive an entry form, please visit www.twc-desertcities.com.
About Time Warner Cable San Diego Division:
More than 1,300 local employees serve customers in the San Diego division with cable television, high speed online and home telephone services over a fiber-rich broadband network.
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York state (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. As of December 31, 2007, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.6 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. More information is available at www.twc-desertcities.com.