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American Association for the Advancement of Science or AAAS produces Science NetLinks.

ARTSEDGE is MarcoPolo's arts integration Partner site, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Distance Learning Program provides MarcoPolo training to remote users via video conferencing, Web conferencing and online courses.

EconEdLink is MarcoPolo's economics Partner site, produced by the National Council on Economic Education.

EDSITEment is MarcoPolo's humanities Partner site, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Educator is the broad term that includes Field Trainers, development staff, school technology coordinators, administrators and teachers.

Field Trainers are attendees of train-the-trainer sessions who conduct second generation training, or roll out training, to colleagues in schools and/or school districts in their state. Field Trainers may train educators on MarcoPolo integration strategies using MarcoPolo resources. Field Trainers are not compensated by the Foundation.

A Field Training is a training conducted by a MarcoPolo Field Trainer. Field Trainers are required to track Field Trainigns they conduct in the Verizon Foundation’s Rusticello system.

Field Trainer Recognition Program is a MarcoPolo program that formally recognizes outstanding Field Trainers.

Illuminations is MarcoPolo's mathematics Partner site, produced by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

International Reading Association works in partnership with The National Council of Teachers of English to produce ReadWriteThink.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or The Kennedy Center produces ARTSEDGE.

MarcoPolo lesson plans, housed on the Content Partner Web sites, are based on national education standards.

Marco Polo is the 13th century (1254-1324) Italian traveler and explorer who was the first European to cross Asia and leave a record of his exploration.

The MarcoPolo Program is the Partnership that comprises the Verizon Foundation, its Content Partners, Rollout Partners and trainers. The Program's Content Partners develop and deliver – free to teachers – high-quality, standards-based, commercial-free resources via the Internet, and designed to be integrated into the K-12 curriculum.

MarcoPolo Certified Trainers are expert trainers who conduct hundreds of on-site, face-to-face, train-the-trainer sessions annually. Most of these trainers work on a state level through MarcoPolo’s Rollout Partners. MarcoPolo Certified Trainers are certified by the Verizon Foundation.

MarcoPolo Consortium comprises the Verizon Foundationand the Content Partners: American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Reading Association, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Council of Teachers of English, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council on Economic Education, National Endowment for the Humanities and National Geographic Society.

MarcoPolo Content Partners are the education organizations that developand maintain the MarcoPolo Content Partner Web sites.

The MarcoPolo Partnership comprises the Verizon Foundaiton, all MarcoPolo Content Partners, and Rollout Partners.

The formal title of MarcoPolo training is MarcoPolo Professional Development Program. This program is based on a train-the-trainer and end-user model.

MarcoPolo Search Engine locates resources across all MarcoPolo Partner sites in a single search.

MarcoPolo Trainer Resource Center provides registered users access to several resources necessary for successful Marcopolo training. The Trainer Resource Center is accessible from the MarcoPolo homepage.

http://www.marcopolosearch.org is the URL of the MarcoPolo Web site.

The MarcoPolo Program is a program of the Verizon Foundation.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics or NCTM produces Illuminations.

National Council on Economic Education or NCEE produces EconEdLink.

The National Council of Teachers of English is in partnership with the International Reading Association to produce ReadWriteThink.

National Endowment for the Humanities or NEH produces EDSITEment.

National Geographic Society or NGS produces Xpeditions.

ReadWriteThink is MarcoPolo's reading and language arts Partner site, produced by the International Reading Association and The National Council of Teachers of English.

Rusticello is an integrated professional development system designed by the Verizon Foundation to automate and integrate all aspects of the MarcoPolo Program's professional development training activities. Rusticello improves reporting capabilities, simplifies data entry and retrieval, and provides for long-term tracking and program assessment. Rusticello is used by the Verizon Foundation, as well as Rollout Partner and MarcoPolo Trainers.

Rusticello, the person, was Marco Polo's prison mate turned scribe when the two were imprisoned together during a conflict between Venice and Genoa. Marco Polo dictated his explorations to Rusticello, whose writings later became an influential record of Marco Polo's exploration of China.

Science NetLinks is MarcoPolo's science Partner, produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Teacher Training Kit or Training Kit serves as a guide through the training, as well as the main resource to conduct Field Trainings. An online Training Kit is available at the MarcoPolo Web site.

Teacher Training Kit or Training Kit serves as a guide through the training, as well as the main resource to conduct Field Trainings. An online Training Kit is available at the MarcoPolo Web site.

Teacher-trainers are the attendees of train-the-trainer sessions who are trained to become MarcoPolo Field Trainers.

Xpeditions is MarcoPolo's geography Partner site, produced by the National Geographic Society.

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