Friday, April 11, 2008

Two Groups Collaborate for Student Success

Graduation Coaches Meet TIE Network Members

Student success and technology resources for the classroom were two of the topics set for the first ever gathering of Metro Atlanta Graduation Coaches and members of the Technology in Education (TIE) Network.

DeVry University served as host for this March event. Jeanne Johnson-Watley, Director of External Affairs, welcomed us then shared valuable information of the scholarships DeVry offers Georgia high school students.

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Barbara O’Brien introduced the Georgia Graduation Stories blog to the group and encouraged everyone to share their students’ journeys to toward the goal of high school graduation for inclusion in the blog.

Katherine Aiken invited us to join her in one of DeVry’s computer labs for a hands-on exploration of the valuable resources available to educators through the TIE Network. Georgia Public Broadcasting launched the TIE Network in January, 2007. This rapidly growing group of Georgia educators share ideas, offer support and collaborate with each other to integrate digital media into their classrooms. The spirit of collegiality that TIE is known for was quite evident during this evening’s event. Click here for more information on the TIE NETWORK.

Graduation Coach Barbara Santiago and TIE member April Swain were winners of two Pure Digital Fip video cameras for their respective schools.

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