The goal of the PEPSICO K-12 Technology Mentor Program is to increase the technology use and competency of both teachers and students in Durham Public Schools. This program was created out of a desire by Duke University Libraries to provide better access to, support for and integration of technology in Durham Public School classrooms. Program planning is conducted by Dorothy (Dottie) Black and supported by an advisory board composed of 6 members from Duke and the Durham Public Schools.
The mainstay of the program is the school-based technology mentors. These are classroom teachers who have agreed to participate in extra technology training so they may mentor other teachers in their schools.