The SURWEB is a telecommunication project providing educational opportunities for Utah students who live in poor, rural, or culturally disenfranchised communities. The program was created by a consortium, including Utah's Southeast Education Service Center, institutions of higher learning, WestEd, museums, state parks, national parks, and Native American tribal cultures and agencies. Using state and national school reform goals as a guide, the Curriculum Advisory Committee develops thematic instructional units which integrate subject matter disciplines, introduce real-life issues, and capitalize on local and state resources. This educational material is made available to Utah schools and schools throughout the country via SURWEB and other state networks connected to the Internet. SURWEB is developing and piloting a teacher-training program called Utah Internet Institutes that provides instruction in utilizing the resources of the Internet. The Institutes train teachers to access resources via telecommunication, integrate resources into teaching and learning, and evaluate student projects completed over the Internet.