State Superintendent of Schools brings international visitors to Kennesaw State

Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox stopped by Kennesaw State University Feb. 2 with representatives from the British Council to showcase the university’s Educational Technology Training Center. The group came to Georgia to get a closer look at how educators are using instructional technology.

Georgia (Feb 5, 2007) — Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox stopped by Kennesaw State University Feb. 1 with representatives from the British Council to showcase the university’s Educational Technology Training Center. The group came to Georgia to get a closer look at how educators are using instructional technology.

Superintendent Cox asked Traci Redish‚ director of KSU’s ETTC‚ and her staff to give a brief presentation about the current state of technology in Georgia schools and ETTC’s role in helping schools with technology.

“We provide service‚ consulting and professional learning opportunities for Georgia educators in order to advance the effective use of technology for teaching‚ learning and leading‚” Redish said. “Our instructors also train educators in the use of the Georgia Standards Web site.”

ETTC is part of a partnership between Kennesaw State and the Georgia Department of Education. Cox emphasized the importance of this partnership to the British Council.

“ETTC has been very instrumental for my department‚” Cox said. “For example‚ this group stepped up to the plate‚ helping 181 school districts receive adequate training to satisfy new U.S. Department of Education mandates‚ and we were the first state in the country to get it done.”

The center‚ one of 13 locations strategically located throughout Georgia‚ provides instructional and technical training and assistance for every school system in the entire state.

After leaving campus‚ Cox took the international visitors to several K−12 schools in the area.

The British Council is a nonprofit group based in London. According to its Web site‚ the council connects people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the United Kingdom to build lasting relationships around the world.

Visit www.britishcouncil.org for details about the British Council. For more information about the ETTC‚ visit http://www.ga−edtech.org.



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