Language arts teachers learn about blogging and podcasts at Kennesaw State

Twenty language arts teachers in the Cobb County and Marietta City school systems are being provided a year’s worth of training on how to use weblogs‚ podcasts and wikis to enhance language arts instruction in the classroom.The project‚ Blog2Learn‚ includes a week−long workshop offered at KSU June 11−15. Key presenters include nationally−recognized technology and language arts experts.(For the complete story‚ please click on the headline above.)

Georgia (Jun 15, 2007) — Twenty language arts teachers in the Cobb County and Marietta City school systems are being provided a year’s worth of training on how to use weblogs‚ podcasts and wikis to enhance language arts instruction in the classroom.

The project‚ Blog2Learn‚ includes a week−long workshop offered at KSU June 11−15. Key presenters include nationally−recognized technology and language arts experts.

The lead instructor is Anne Davis‚ Georgia−based consultant and author of the technology−education blog “EduBlog Insights.” 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 $47‚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 about 75 percent of the total cost of the project. This the second year the Blog2Learn project has been funded.

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