Blog2Learn workshop for teachers begins June 5

Thirty language arts teachers in the Cobb County and Marietta City school systems will kick off a…

Georgia (Jun 2, 2006) — Blog2Learn workshop for teachers begins June 5

Karen Kennedy

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Contact: Frances Weyand Harris‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fharris4@kennesaw.edu

Thirty language arts teachers in the Cobb County and Marietta City school systems will kick off a year’s worth of training on how to use weblogs to enhance language arts instruction in the classroom with the weeklong Blog2Learn workshop June 5−12. The workshop will run Monday−Friday‚ 8:30 a.m.−4:30 p.m.‚ in Burruss Building Room 291 on the Kennesaw State University campus.

Presenters include nationally recognized technology and language arts experts Will Richardson‚ author of the recently published book “Blogs‚ Wikis‚ Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms‚” on Tuesday‚ June 6‚ and Anne Davis‚ Georgia−based consultant and author of the technology−education weblog EduBlog Insights‚ on Wednesday‚ June 7.

Following the workshop teachers will receive a year’s worth of on−demand instruction to allow them to maximize their skills in the classroom.

This project was developed and will be overseen by Earl Holliday‚ assistant professor in the department of educational leadership in the Bagwell College of Education; Michael Keleher‚ English instructor in the department of university studies; and Leonard Witt‚ Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication in the communication department.

The project is made possible by an approximately $46‚000 grant funded by the Title II−Part A‚ Higher Education — Improving Teacher Quality section of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The grant funds approximately 75 percent of the total cost of the project.

The participating schools include Marietta Middle School‚ Marietta High School‚ Cobb County’s Central Alternative School and Floyd Middle School.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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